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  1. The Top 5 Disney Shareholders

    October 27, 2015
    Learn about the top individual shareholders of Walt Disney Company stock and their connections to the hugely successful media ...
  2. Why Is The Star Wars Franchise So Valuable?

    October 22, 2015
    There is no doubt that Star Wars was well worth the $4 billion-plus purchase price.
  3. ESPN Layoffs Are a Good Strategy for Disney

    October 21, 2015
    Layoffs at ESPN, the largest contributor of profits at Disney, may be a sign of corporate health and a green light for investors. ...
  4. Defensive Tuesday For A Stock Market Showered With Hit-Or-Miss ...

    October 20, 2015
    Stock indicators are in defensive mode Tuesday as earnings season largely disappoints a Wall Street that had braced itself ...
  5. Inside Disney and Fox's Online Streaming Deal With China's Tencent

    October 16, 2015
    Learn about the online streaming deal and its benefits between Disney, Fox and Tencent for rights to distribute the Star ...
  6. Netflix's Price Hike Cheers Shareholders (AMZN, CMCSA)

    October 8, 2015
    Netflix has raised the price for its standard streaming service, and investors have rewarded it handsomely.
  7. The Economics Behind Marathons

    October 8, 2015
    Marathons are growing in popularity at a record pace. Entry into these events commands a hefty price, but it's nothing compared ...
  8. Top 3 Stocks for the Coming Holiday Season (AMZN, TJX)

    September 30, 2015
    If you want to buck the bear market trend by going long on consumer stocks, these three might be your best bets.
  9. Movie Vs. TV Industry: Which Is Most Profitable?

    September 16, 2015
    Which entertainment sector is more profitable: movies or TV? Let’s take a look. You might be surprised by the results.
  10. Cinemark Theaters Taps Dreamworks COO for New CEO (CNK, DIS)

    August 26, 2015
    After a short tenure as COO of DreamWorks Animation and a long career in a number of positions at Disney, Mark Zoradi has ...
  11. Traditional Media Suffers, Cord Cutters Win

    August 24, 2015
    Last week, a majority of media stocks including Time Warner, Walt Disney, CBS Corp., Viacom, among others, took a hammering ...
  12. The Economics of FanDuel

    August 19, 2015
    Part of fantasy sports’ success lies in one-day and week-long contests serving as an alternative to season-long games. FanDuel, ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. Barron's Recap: Time to Buy Commodities

    August 9, 2015
    This weekend in Barron's online: the case for jumping into commodities now, the inaugural Income Investing Roundtable, as ...
  15. Is Dreamworks Animation Close to a Turnaround? (DWA, DIS)

    August 7, 2015
    Dreamworks Animation (NASDAQ: DWA) has had a rough run over the past few years. The company has struggled at the box office, ...
  16. Media & Retail Highlight Earnings This Week

    August 2, 2015
    Summer is beginning to wind down and many of the S&amp;P 500 have already shared second-quarter results. However, there still ...
  17. Barbie Sends Mattel Stock on Extreme Slimming Diet

    July 20, 2015
    Shares of Mattel (NASDAQ: MAT) tumbled more than 3% on Friday after the toymaker reported a second quarter loss due to the ...
  18. How The NBA Makes Money (DIS, TWX)

    July 14, 2015
    The National Basketball Association has moved past Major League Baseball to represent the second most popular sport in the ...
  19. Should Mickey Mouse Be In Your Portfolio?

    July 13, 2015
    Walt Disney is much more than just a household name for entertainment, it is a good growth stock.
  20. The Most Successful Corporations In The U.S.

    July 9, 2015
    These five iconic American brands epitomize corporate success.
  21. Theme Park Stocks Heating Up for Summer (SIX, SEAS)

    July 7, 2015
    Despite declining consumer spending, theme parks have increasing visitors and revenue. Find out what that means for these ...
  22. Is ESPN a Sport Monopoly?

    June 30, 2015
    With such a dominant presence in sports as demonstrated through substantial ratings and a firm online presence, some may ...
  23. 'Inside Out' Delivered An Incredible Performance Against 'Jurassic ...

    June 22, 2015
    "Jurassic World" officially ended Pixar's 18-year streak of No. 1 hits. It wasn't for lack of trying -- or for lack of success. ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. Top Grossing Sci-Fi Films Of All Time

    June 11, 2015
    Science fiction movies are not just for nerds anymore. In fact, these films can be big money makers at the box office.
  26. Barron's Recap: Disney's Next Act

    May 31, 2015
    This weekend in Barron's online: the outlook for Disney, an excerpt from "The Great Minds of Investing," how the S&amp;P ...
  27. 6 Stocks for Millennials (or Anyone)

    May 27, 2015
    Savvy Millennial investors looking for long-term winners should take a look at these stocks.
  28. Who are Disney's (DIS) main competitors?

    May 21, 2015
    Learn about how creating entertainment has been Disney's niche since the 1920s, even as it faces ever-increasing competition ...
  29. Feeling Risk-Averse? Consider These Investments

    May 8, 2015
    These investments offer risk-averse investors resiliency to bear markets while paying sustainable dividends or interest. ...
  30. Why Netflix Content Is Different In Other Countries (NFLX, DIS)

    May 5, 2015
    In each country, Netflix offers different shows and movies, and your account will not work when moving between countries. ...
  31. Cost-Free Connection Of Target Groups To Marketers

    April 24, 2015
    ZipDial spotted a niche marketing opportunity in the area of “missed calls” and developed a business around it. Here is how ...
  32. HBO Now And The Future Of Cable TV

    April 21, 2015
    HBO's new streaming service, HBO Now, is one of several recent developments in the realm of television that threatens the ...
  33. The Top 5 YouTube Millionaires

    April 13, 2015
    Enterprising content creators have been able to use YouTube to rake in millions each year.
  34. Top 7 Roth IRA Stocks for 2015

    April 8, 2015
    Looking for stocks with long-term potential for your Roth IRA? Here are the top seven picks for 2015.
  35. Why These Could Be 2015's 10-Best Media Stocks

    March 19, 2015
    A list of top-tier and speculative media stocks for 2015.
  36. How Instagram Makes Money

    March 9, 2015
    Like many big names in social media, Instagram started as a fun idea without a clear path to profit.
  37. The World's Top Ten Media Companies

    February 18, 2015
    Investopedia provides the list of top global media companies, including market cap and areas of operations.
  38. Trading Against the Grid and Away from the Herd

    January 6, 2015
    The best trade could be in the opposite direction when a classic price pattern doesn’t behave according to perfect rules. ...
  39. Profit from Consumer Spending with this ETF (VCR)

    December 19, 2014
    As Americans finish purchasing the last of their holiday gifts, the consumer discretionary sector will continue to be one ...
  40. Invest In Leisure & Entertainment For 2015

    December 4, 2014
    The leisure and entertainment industries are showing strong upward trends as seen in the Powershares Dynamic Leisure & Entertainment ...
  41. Who are Google's (GOOG) main competitors?

    December 3, 2014
    Explore Google's different revenue segments and its competitors in each segment, ranging from Microsoft and Yahoo to Moody's ...
  42. The Economics of Hulu, Netflix, Redbox and Blockbuster

    September 24, 2014
    These on-demand entertainment giants have already changed the way we consume entertainment. Who is poised to win this race ...
  43. Dreamworks Is In The Dumps -- Time To Buy?

    August 7, 2014
    Every Friday, I scan the movie reviews to see if there is a new film I want to go see. And every week, I fail to find anything ...
  44. Let Consumer Spending Trends Lead You To Big Gains

    June 6, 2014
    Investors is search of ideas should consider Peter Lynch’s advice to invest in what you know. But when is a consumer discretionary ...
  45. Disney And Dish Look To Go "Over The Top" On Cable Providers

    April 3, 2014
    The recent groundbreaking deal between the Walt Disney cable network and the satellite TV provider Dish Network could lead ...
  46. Strategic Beta ETFs

    February 27, 2014
    Strategic Beta ETFs By Greg McFarlane As the financial markets get more sophisticated and arcane with time, the number of ...
  47. Duck Dynasty's Success: Why An A&E IPO Makes Sense

    August 20, 2013
    A&E Television Network (AETN) premiered its fourth season of Duck Dynasty August 14. The one-hour episode garnered 11.8 million ...
  48. How A Group Of 13-Year-Olds Beat The Brightest Minds On Wall ...

    August 19, 2013
    In 1990, in a suburb outside of Boston, something unusual happened...As part of their schoolwork, seventh graders at the ...
  49. Earnings Expectations For The Week Of August 5

    August 4, 2013
    The earnings season is beginning to wind down, and much of the focus this week will turn to central bank meetings and economic ...
  50. Disney Does It Again

    May 8, 2013
    Disney comes through again, but valuation is getting pretty high.
  51. Quiksilver Looks To Disney For Help

    January 9, 2013
    Quiksilver announced Jan. 3 it had hired former Disney exec Andy Mooney as CEO. The news sent its stock up 17% in the subsequent ...
  52. Disney Buys Lucasfilm, But Is It A Trap?

    October 31, 2012
    Disney recently bought LucasFilm for $4.05 billion and already announced plans to release another Star Wars film in 2015. ...
  53. 3 Picks from a Small-Cap Fund Manager

    August 29, 2012
    Mutual-fund manager Tom Laming tells MoneyShow about three companies from various industries where he sees potential. These ...
  54. Cash-Rich Companies with Strong Charts

    July 7, 2011
    Investors looking for relative safety in the current environment should consider shares of these four companies, which have ...
  55. 3 Consumer ETFs To Consider

    May 26, 2011
    We look at staples, discretionary and emerging consumer ETFs in the U.S. and abroad.
  56. Time Warner Goes Global

    February 7, 2011
    Time Warner's global push will likely make patient shareholders substantial returns.
  57. 4 Non-Cyclical Growth Stocks Increasing Dividends

    January 13, 2011
    These companies may be difficult to find, but they do exist!
  58. Cheerful Trends From Walt Disney

    August 12, 2010
    Disney's fortunes will improve as long as the macroeconomic environment continues to brighten.
  59. A Look Back At The Marvel-Disney Deal

    December 29, 2009
    Cutesy meets edgy in an interesting marriage.
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