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  1. The 3 Largest Consumer Cyclicals ETFs (XLY, FXD)

    May 1, 2016
    Find out which consumer cyclical exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the largest in their category and how they have performed ...
  2. TRBCX: T. Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth Fund Performance Case Study

    May 1, 2016
    Discover in which seasonal period the T.Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth Fund makes its best performance gains, and learn the ...
  3. Amazon Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (AMZN)

    May 1, 2016
    Find out how became an e-commerce giant catering to customers' needs through innovation, technology and help from ...
  4. Netflix Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (NFLX)

    April 29, 2016
    Find out which companies generate a significant portion of their revenue from Netflix, Inc. and what makes their relationship ...
  5. ANCFX: American Funds Fundamental Investors Performance Case ...

    April 28, 2016
    Explore the yearly returns of the American Funds Fundamental Investors Class A shares since 2012, including the months when ...
  6. 2 Funds that Invest in Bitcoin (GBTC, ARKW)

    April 28, 2016
    Find out how investors can participate more easily and more efficiently in the bitcoin phenomenon by investing in exchange-traded ...
  7. Kindle and Prime Help Amazon Beat Expectations (AMZN)

    April 28, 2016
    The e-commerce giant reports results that beat market expectations.
  8. FBGRX: Fidelity Blue Chip Growth Fund Portfolio Trends in 2016

    April 28, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the Fidelity Blue Chip Growth Fund, and learn how its makeup has evolved between March 2015 and ...
  9. Amazon Stock Declines Ahead of Earnings (AMZN)

    April 28, 2016
    Investors have gotten gun-shy about what Amazon, given its high spending history, might reveal in its earnings report Thursday.
  10. QQQ vs. OEF: Comparing Large Cap ETFs

    April 27, 2016
    Discover and compare two large-cap exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Learn about their purposes, strategies, characteristics ...
  11. Amazon Levels to Watch After Earnings (AMZN)

    April 27, 2016
    An Amazon rally above 650 after earnings should open the door to a test of the bull market high.
  12. (BABA) Who are Alibaba's Main Competitors?

    April 27, 2016
    Learn about China's dominant e-commerce company, Alibaba, including its main domestic competitor,, and other players ...
  13. Is Offline Viewing Now in the Cards for Netflix?

    April 25, 2016
    In becoming the dominant digital streaming service, Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) has consistently refused to allow subscribers ...
  14. ABALX: Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    April 24, 2016
    Discover the five largest holdings in the American Funds American Balanced A Fund, along with key performance metrics for ...
  15. What eBay's Valuation Means for PayPal (EBAY, PYPL)

    April 23, 2016
    Discover why eBay had such a high valuation when it separated from PayPal in July 2015, and what effects the separation had ...
  16. Amazon Stock: An Earnings Case Study (AMZN)

    April 23, 2016
    Read this earnings analysis on Amazon, including comments on the company's historical earnings and breakdown of past and ...
  17. Staples Parts With Its Print Solutions Business

    April 21, 2016
    Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) still intends on buying its office supplies retail rival Office Depot (NASDAQ: ODP) despite the FTC's ...
  18. Why Yahoo's Core Business Is Negatively Valued

    April 19, 2016
    As the bidding process comes to a close find out why Yahoo's core advertising and search businesses are valued at $0.
  19. Amazon Hits Netflix With New Video Service (AMZN, NFLX)

    April 19, 2016
    Amazon's new subscription plan comes only a couple of weeks ahead of Netflix’s planned price increase.
  20. Netflix Stock Tanks 10% on Weak Sub Guidance

    April 19, 2016
    Netflix faces a growing number of digital competitors not just from Amazon, but also from Hulu, HBO Now and YouTube.
  21. Amazon Prime Challenges Netflix with New Plans (AMZN)

    April 18, 2016
    Amazon announced that it will start offering new Prime Services, including a video-only subscription.
  22. Obama Backs FCC Plan; A Boost for Netflix, Amazon (NFLX, AMZN)

    April 18, 2016
    The phenomenon known as cord-cutting has accelerated the pace at which companies like Netflix and Amazon are able to grow ...
  23. Big Lots Finally Enters the Digital Age

    April 15, 2016
    It's hard to imagine a company in 2016 not having some sort of e-commerce platform, yet until Thursday, closeout retailer ...
  24. 3 Expensive Growth Mutual Funds Worth Your While (ERSMX, NBMBX)

    April 14, 2016
    Learn about mid-cap and large-cap growth stock funds that have higher costs but attractive historical performance as well ...
  25. The 2 Top CFOs to Take Companies Public

    April 14, 2016
    Learn why chief financial officers (CFOs) play a greater role in companies today and discover three of the top CFOs today, ...
  26. ANCFX: Portfolio Trends in 2016

    April 13, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the American Funds Fundamental Investors fund, and determine how the fund's makeup has evolved ...
  27. ABALX: Portfolio Trends in 2016

    April 13, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the American Balanced Fund from American Funds, and learn how the fund's makeup has evolved between ...
  28. 3 Key Questions to Ask Prior to an ETF Investment

    April 13, 2016
    Discover which factors to consider before investing in an ETF, such as the goal of your investment, the preferred asset class, ...
  29. FDGRX: Fidelity Growth Company Fund Portfolio Trends in 2016

    April 11, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the Fidelity Growth Company Fund, and learn how the fund's makeup has evolved between March 2 ...
  30. Will AmazonFresh Disrupt Your Local Grocer? (AMZN)

    April 11, 2016
    There's a huge market in the grocery isles for Amazon to disrupt.
  31. How Apple's Court Defeat Will Reshape the E-book Market

    April 8, 2016
    Apple recently lost the final appeal in the e-book price-fixing case and Apple's loss is Amazon's win.
  32. What The Twitter-NFL Partnership Means For Twitter

    April 6, 2016
    On Tuesday, Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) won the NFL sweepstakes, officially partnering for the right to stream 10 Thursday night ...
  33. The 10 Cheapest Vanguard ETFs (VOO, VTI)

    April 4, 2016
    Find out the 10 cheapest Vanguard exchange-traded funds ETFs going into 2016 and how the large investment company is able ...
  34. Amazon Dash Button Orders Zoom 75% in Q1 (AMZN)

    April 4, 2016
    Assuming Amazon, based on the data it compiles from Dash, can anticipate customers' orders, that can mean even bigger profits ...
  35. FBGRX: Fidelity Blue Chip Fund - A Performance Case Study

    April 3, 2016
    Learn about the the Fidelity Blue Chip Growth Fund, a large-cap fund that has consistently outperformed the S&P 500 Index ...
  36. ANCFX: Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    April 3, 2016
    Learn about the American Funds Fundamental Investors portfolio, a mutual fund which has a solid track record of above-average ...
  37. Microsoft's Azure: The Engine in BMW's Mobile App

    April 1, 2016
    It could be a mistake to part with MSFT stock, especially now that it has BMW–and who knows what else–in its driveway.
  38. 3 Consumer Discretionary Funds to Bet on Increased Consumer Spending ...

    March 31, 2016
    Discover the top four consumer discretionary funds positioned to rebound on the back of the rise in consumer spending and ...
  39. FBGRX: Fidelity Blue Chip Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    March 31, 2016
    Learn about the Fidelity Blue Chip Growth mutual fund, its portfolio makeup, and read a complete analysis of the fund's top ...
  40. FDGRX: Fidelity Growth Company Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    March 30, 2016
    Discover the top five holdings of the Fidelity Growth Company Fund, a consistent long-term performance mutual fund.
  41. How to Play the Coming AI Revolution(GOOGL,AAPL)

    March 30, 2016
    As the AI and robotics industry is expected to grow by leaps and bounds, these companies present some safe bets on the very ...
  42. Why Amazon Stock Climbed 5.5% Last Week (AMZN)

    March 29, 2016
    Amazon's "grow at any cost" strategy was in play again last week.
  43. Consumer Discretionary ETFs Shedding Assets (AMZN, WMT)

    March 28, 2016
    Learn about five consumer discretionary exchange-traded funds that experienced the largest year-to-date capital outflows ...
  44. ANCFX: Overview of American Funds Fundamental Investors Fund

    March 27, 2016
    Discover American Funds Fundamental Investors Fund, a large-cap stock fund with excellent long-term returns. Learn about ...
  45. The Ultimate Bull: Laszlo Birinyi's Bet on the S&P

    March 26, 2016
    Find out about stock market guru Laszlo Birinyi's latest forecast and why he is so optimistic about the future of the stock ...
  46. FMAGX: Overview of Fidelity Magellan Fund

    March 26, 2016
    Analyze the Fidelity Magellan Fund, including its investment philosophy, performance history and manager biographies.
  47. The 5 Biggest Chinese Software Companies (CHL, TCEHY)

    March 25, 2016
    Read about the five largest and most influential software companies in China, including a new startup considered to be an ...
  48. Exploring Schwab's Suite of Inexpensive U.S. Equity ETFs (SCHX, ...

    March 25, 2016
    Discover Schwab's most popular low-cost exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for equities, which are also highly ranked by Morningstar.
  49. Wal-Mart Faces a Major 2016 Challenge (WMT, AMZN)

    March 25, 2016
    Bearish signals suggest Wal-Mart's recovery effort will fail and yield a test of multiyear support in the 50s.
  50. TRBCX: Portfolio Trends in 2016

    March 25, 2016
    Learn about the portfolio shifts in the T. Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth Fund for 2016 and consider whether the fund is right ...
  51. XRT vs. VCDAX: ETF vs. Mutual Fund Case Study

    March 23, 2016
    Discover if the Vanguard Consumer Discretionary Fund Admiral Shares is the better investment over the SPDR S&P Retail ETF, ...
  52. VHGEX vs. ACWI: Mutual Fund vs. ETF Case Study

    March 23, 2016
    Explore the similarities and differences between the holdings, performance and structures of VHGEX and ACWI. Find out why ...
  53. FedEx Blames E-Commerce for Coming Rate Hikes

    March 21, 2016
    Blame it on the push into omnichannel retailing, but package delivery giant FedEx (NYSE: FDX) says higher shipping rates ...
  54. FBGRX: Overview of Fidelity Blue Chip Growth Fund

    March 20, 2016
    Learn about the Fidelity Blue Chip Growth Fund in this fund overview including information on its investment performance ...
  55. FOCPX: Overview of Fidelity OTC Portfolio Fund

    March 19, 2016
    Learn about the Fidelity OTC Portfolio mutual fund, how the fund uses active management and the combination of smaller and ...
  56. (VCR) Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 19, 2016
    Learn about the Vanguard Consumer Discretionary exchange-traded fund (ETF), and evaluate its top five holdings and their ...
  57. TRBCX: Overview of T. Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth Fund

    March 19, 2016
    Learn about the T. Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth Fund and its investment philosophy, portfolio composition, management, performance ...
  58. Spotify Comes to Amazon Echo: Is This the End of Prime Music? ...

    March 18, 2016
    Why has Amazon partnered with a competitor to stream music through its Echo speakers?
  59. Amazon Dash Button: Convenience for a Price (AMZN)

    March 18, 2016
    The Amazon Dash Button is a convenient but expensive way to reorder products. Frugal shoppers should stay away.
  60. Amazon is the New King of the Wal-Mart Effect (AMZN, WMT)

    March 18, 2016 Inc is taking over where Wal-Mart Stores Inc left off—crushing the competition until it is the leader in retail.
  61. The 3 Biggest Consumer Discretionary Stocks in the S&P 500 ETF ...

    March 16, 2016
    Identify some of the biggest consumer discretionary holdings in the S&P 500 exchange-traded fund (ETF):, Home ...
  62. 3 Popular Consumer Sector ETFs in 2016 (XLY, XLP)

    March 16, 2016
    Find out which consumer sector exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the most popular going into 2016 based on the amount of assets ...
  63. 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.
  64. Top 5 Positions in Chase Coleman's Portfolio (NFLX, AMZN)

    March 15, 2016
    Take a look at the top five holdings in the portfolio of Chase Coleman III, the manager of the hedge fund Tiger Global Management.
  65. Amazon Logistics Changing 'Competitive Landscape'

    March 15, 2016
    Amazon's goal is to get products to the consumer as quickly and as efficiently as possible.
  66. Top 5 Mutual Fund Holders of Amazon Inc (AMZN, AGTHX)

    March 14, 2016
    Discover which mutual funds own the biggest stakes in Amazon, which is the world's biggest online retailer and one of the ...
  67. Is Amazon Prime for Frugal Shoppers? (AMZN)

    March 14, 2016
    Amazon Prime sounds like a great deal. However, its addictive properties mean that frugal or budget-conscious shoppers should ...
  68. 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 ...
  69. IYC Vs. VCR: Comparing Consumer ETFs

    March 11, 2016
    Learn how the consumer discretionary sector is poised to rise. Discover analyses, similarities and differences of two consumer ...
  70. 5 C-Level Execs Poached From fortune 500 Companies (PG, TWTR)

    March 11, 2016
    Learn which high-level executives were poached from Fortune 500 companies and how their departures could hurt their former ...
  71. Top 5 Mutual Fund Holders of FedEx (FDX, UPS)

    March 11, 2016
    Discover FedEx's five largest mutual fund investors, why these fund portfolio managers choose FedEx, and whether you should ...
  72. Sears' 2 Most Profitable Lines of Business (SHLD, WMT)

    March 11, 2016
    Learn about Sears Holdings' struggle to slow declining revenues and discover how the company's business segments are contributing ...
  73. Making Sense Of Amazon's Move Into Logistics (AMZN)

    March 11, 2016
    Amazon provided confirmation of its ambitions in logistics this week by signing a lease for 20 Boeing 767 jets from Air Transport ...
  74. Bezos' Blue Origin to Start Space Tours in 2018

    March 10, 2016
    Amazon founder provided a peek inside fifteen-year-old under-the-wraps space venture Blue Origin to select reporters.
  75. 3 Stocks That Loathe Bull Markets (KO, WMT)

    March 9, 2016
    Explore three stocks that have lagged the market during recent bull markets. Learn why defensive stocks tend to grow slowly ...
  76. How Are 2015’s Best Stocks Performing YTD?

    March 9, 2016
    Are last year's best stocks still delivering for investors? If yes, why? If no, why not?
  77. Amazon’s Minimum Purchase Increase Alienates Shoppers (AMZN)

    March 9, 2016
    Amazon’s increased spend for free shipping from $35 to $49 will increase Prime members but cost the company occasional shoppers.
  78. 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?
  79. Amazon Prime Creates a Captive Audience (AMZN)

    March 9, 2016
    Amazon Prime is an addictive service which has created a captive consumer audience for Inc.
  80. What is Google Express? (GOOG, GOOGL)

    March 8, 2016
    A look at Google Express and how it operates.
  81. The Top 5 Positions in Ken Fisher's Portfolio (AMZN, LQD)

    March 7, 2016
    Pay attention to whether, Inc. remains the top holding of Fisher Asset Management despite a 27% share price drop ...
  82. Google Express vs. Amazon Prime Now (GOOG, AMZN)

    March 7, 2016
    Google and Amazon are battling for workers and customer dollars as the retail delivery wars heat up.
  83. Amazon Still Overbought Despite Big Bounce (AMZN)

    March 7, 2016
    Long-term cycles predict Amazon will be vulnerable to lower prices for the next 4 to 8 months.
  84. 6 Consistently Resilient Retail Stocks (AMZN)

    March 4, 2016
    These six retailers have delivered consistent sales growth since the financial crisis.
  85. Fulfillment: Amazon's Not so Secret Money-Making Machine (AMZN, ...

    March 1, 2016
    Fulfillment by Amazon is Amazon's answer to eBay's Buy It Now, and a way for the e-commerce giant to earn money for connecting ...
  86. Wal-Mart's Greatest Move Was Convincing Target to Enter Canada ...

    March 1, 2016
    Wal-Mart and Target competed for Canadian leases in 2010. Even though Walmart lost, it ended up victorious both in Canada ...
  87. Why Amazon's $50 Tablet is on Fire (AMZN)

    March 1, 2016
    Amazon's $50 tablet is a best-selling product on With such unimpressive specs, who is buying this tablet and ...
  88. 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 ...
  89. WWE Network Proves to Be What's Best for Business

    February 25, 2016
    World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE: WWE) has established its over-the-top streaming network as a replacement for pay-per-view ...
  90. 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 - are expected to gain 40% ...
  91. Office Depot Stock Falls on Earnings Miss (ODP, SPLS)

    February 24, 2016
    Office Depot is working to rebound from years of declining sales, thanks to its failed online strategy, compounded by the ...
  92. Sales Are Up, Revenue Is Up, So Why Is Amazon Down? (AMZN)

    February 24, 2016
    Whether it's because of an inefficient stock market or great internal problems, Amazon's stock is down significantly in 2 ...
  93. AT&T and Intel Team Up for LTE Drones (T, INTC)

    February 22, 2016
    AT&T Inc. and Intel Corp. announced Sunday that they would work together to solve connectivity issues that impede the wider ...
  94. Jeff Bezos' Oscar Aspirations: Why?

    February 17, 2016
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says that he wants to win an Oscar one day. Should he instead focus on making a profit first?
  95. 3 Ways Drones Are Changing Amazon's Business (AMZN)

    February 14, 2016
    Find out the ways Amazon's cutting-edge drone technology may be changing the way the e-commerce giant is thinking about its ...
  96. Amazon Plans Ambitious Logistics Program (AMZN)

    February 12, 2016
    After a dismal fourth-quarter earnings report showed rising shipping costs cut into profits, Amazon is planning to take on ...
  97. Consumers: The Only Thing to Fear Is Fear Itself

    February 12, 2016
    U.S. retail sales rose 0.2% in January, the Commerce Department announced Friday, better than consensus expectations of ...
  98. TMT Case Study: Comparing the Market to the FANGs (FB, GOOGL)

    February 10, 2016
    The FANGs, have surged past the broader market in recent years, becoming much more than what they started their lives as: ...
  99. FANG Stocks (FB, AMZN)

    February 8, 2016
    FANGs stands for the high-performing tech stocks Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google.
  100. Why Amazon's Altruistic Move May Not Benefit Square (AMZN)

    February 5, 2016
    Amazon is offering Square credit card readers to customers of its shuttered Amazon Local Register program. But, it may not ...
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