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  1. 5 Companies Everyone Thought Were Destined for Failure

    March 17, 2016
    For any groundbreaking idea to launch, entrepreneurs will face protectors of the status quo and others who doubt the possibility ...
  2. Hasbro and Mattel Take Toymaking to New Dimension

    March 17, 2016
    It's clear that toymakers Mattel (NASDAQ: MAT) and Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) no longer fear having their intellectual property ...
  3. 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): Amazon.com, Home ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. Top 5 Positions in Markel Corp's Portfolio (MKL, KMX)

    March 14, 2016
    Discover if the top five stocks in Markel Corp.'s portfolio can help boost your own portfolio performance against the volatile ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. Stock Buyback Report: Was it a Smart Strategy in 2015? (AAPL, ...

    March 11, 2016
    Find out the story behind company stock buyback programs and how some of the larger stock buybacks of 2015 have fared for ...
  8. Pixar Vs. Everyone Else: Who Is the Next Animation Star? (DIS, ...

    March 11, 2016
    Find out who is quickly closing in on Disney and Pixar for the animated movie crown. What companies offer investors an opportunity ...
  9. Star Wars Vs. Warcraft: Comparing Franchises (DIS, ATVI)

    March 11, 2016
    Find out how much money the Star Wars and Warcraft franchises make, and learn more about the impact the franchises have on ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. Analyzing Disney's Return on Equity (DIS)

    February 28, 2016
    Analyze Disney's return on equity (ROE) and understand why improvements in the company's profit margin has driven ROE upward ...
  12. Disney's 4 Key Financial Ratios (DIS)

    February 19, 2016
    Learn about the financial ratios that are important in understanding Walt Disney Company; analyze the company's past performance ...
  13. Disney Stock Moves Lower on ESPN Weakness (DIS)

    February 10, 2016
    With ESPN's costs projected to rise by some $750 million in fiscal 2017 and $280 million in fiscal 2018, Disney's profit ...
  14. The World's Top 10 Entertainment Companies (CMCSA, CBS)

    February 3, 2016
    Take a look at the world's top 10 entertainment companies, spanning the movie, television, cable television, gaming and streaming ...
  15. Star Wars Toys: Is The Tail Wagging The Dog?

    January 26, 2016
    With $700 million in Star Wars toys sold in less than a month. Has the success of the merchandise become the proverbial "tail ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. Consumer Cyclical Stocks: Are These 2016's Best?

    January 13, 2016
    Finding stock winners in 2016 isn't going to be easy, especially consumer cyclical stocks. But these stocks might buck the ...
  18. Will SWTFA Be the Biggest Film Of All Time?

    January 7, 2016
    Star Wars has already become the biggest box office performer of all time in North America. Can it repeat the feat globally? ...
  19. The Top 5 Large Cap Entertainment Stocks for 2016 (CBS, TWX)

    January 5, 2016
    Discover what the top 5 large cap entertainment stocks are for 2016, with a summary, growth outlook and expected stock price ...
  20. 10 Stocks That Stand to Benefit From the Rise of Virtual Reality

    December 31, 2015
    Earlier attempts at virtual reality failed, but 2016 promises to usher in a new generation of virtual reality technology ...
  21. The Top 5 Entertainment Stocks for 2016 (NFLX, WYNN)

    December 30, 2015
    Discover the top five entertainment stocks for 2016, including one across-the-board winner and three value stocks poised ...
  22. Three Disney Business Segments Investors Should Watch

    December 30, 2015
    The Walt Disney Company (DIS) reported fourth quarter and full year earnings for fiscal 2014 on November 5th and the house ...
  23. The Force Won't Save Disney From ESPN Losses

    December 22, 2015
    It would seem, the epic flick Star Wars is no match for the epic fail that has become of DIS stock.
  24. Star Wars: The Force Awakens Smashes Records

    December 21, 2015
    Star Wars: The Force Wakens blitzed its way to new box office records. Will it make a difference to Disney's stock market ...
  25. Falling Oil Prices Still a Danger to Stocks

    December 21, 2015
    On Friday, U.S. stock markets, as measured bythe Dow Jones Industrial Average, plunged by 370 points amid falling oil prices ...
  26. Star Wars The Force Awakens a Legacy of Star Destroyer-Sized ...

    December 17, 2015
    The next installment of the Star Wars saga, The Force Awakens, has just been released. Worldwide revenue is expected in the ...
  27. Does Heavy Online Traffic Mean Good Stock Returns? (GOOGL, FB)

    December 17, 2015
    A look at companies with strong online performance and whether or not it equates to stock appreciation.
  28. Fed Day Finally Arrives: First Rate Hike Since 2006?

    December 16, 2015
    Is today the day? The first U.S. interest rate hike in nearly a decade? We’ve been talking about this Federal Reserve meeting ...
  29. The Force Propels Record Star Wars Ticket Sales

    December 16, 2015
    The Star Wars franchise has already racked up $100 million in advance ticket sales for North America.
  30. Will Star Wars Be Killed By Its Own Hype? (DIS, HAS)

    December 15, 2015
    As Dec. 18 draws near, the expectations around Star Wars are ballooning. Will the movie franchise be able to live up to expectations? ...
  31. Should You Invest in Disney Stock Before Star Wars?

    November 25, 2015
    The force is strong with Disney stock, as it continues to make gains going into the launch of EP7. But is this pricey stock ...
  32. Disney's Star Wars Effect by the Numbers

    November 20, 2015
    The latest Star Wars movie is already breaking records in advance ticket sales. This is good news for Disney's earnings next ...
  33. 3 Reasons Hulu Won't Beat Netflix

    November 17, 2015
    Streaming service provider Hulu may receive a cash infusion from Time Warner Cable soon. But, it will take more than cash ...
  34. George Lucas Biography (DIS)

    November 16, 2015
    George Lucas is an American film director, producer and special-effects pioneer with a net worth of $5.4 billion.
  35. Is This the Right Time to Buy Disney?

    November 10, 2015
    Investors need to make sure they're paying attention to the real driving forces behind Disney.
  36. How Global Entertainment Firms Break Into the Chinese Market ...

    November 10, 2015
    Learn how movie piracy in China affects companies such as Disney, and what these companies are doing to combat it, including ...
  37. Stocks Gain, Bond Yields Spike as Hiring Pause Could Be Temporary

    November 6, 2015
    Stocks tilt higher and Treasury yields rise (moving the opposite of falling bond prices) after the latest labor market check-in ...
  38. As Disney Reports, Street Anxious For Word On Crimp From Cord-Cutting

    November 5, 2015
    Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS), a monster of media and entertainment, is up next with quarterly results as media companies ...
  39. How Disney (DIS) Continues to Deliver

    November 4, 2015
    The Walt Disney Co. is only an animation studio in the same way that Johnson & Johnson is only a baby powder manufacturer.
  40. How the Dow Components Could Point to a Correction

    October 30, 2015
    For the most part, the Dow has been on fire since March 2009. So the profits of its components are growing, right?
  41. Walt Disney Stock: A Dividend Analysis

    October 29, 2015
    Learn about the Walt Disney Corporation, its dividend policy, historic dividend yields and the company's dividend prospects ...
  42. Top 5 Companies Owned by Disney

    October 29, 2015
    Look a little deeper into the Walt Disney Company's operations and learn more about how the global media conglomerate makes ...
  43. 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.
  44. 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. ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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.
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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, ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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, ...
  57. 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 ...
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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.
  61. The Most Successful Corporations In The U.S.

    July 9, 2015
    These five iconic American brands epitomize corporate success.
  62. 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 ...
  63. 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 ...
  64. '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. ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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.
  67. 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 ...
  68. 6 Stocks for Millennials (or Anyone)

    May 27, 2015
    Savvy Millennial investors looking for long-term winners should take a look at these stocks.
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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. ...
  71. 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. ...
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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 ...
  74. The Top 5 YouTube Millionaires

    April 13, 2015
    Enterprising content creators have been able to use YouTube to rake in millions each year.
  75. 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.
  76. Why These Could Be 2015's 10-Best Media Stocks

    March 19, 2015
    A list of top-tier and speculative media stocks for 2015.
  77. 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.
  78. 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.
  79. 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. ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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 ...
  82. 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 ...
  83. 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 ...
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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 ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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 ...
  88. 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 ...
  89. 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 ...
  90. 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 ...
  91. Disney Does It Again

    May 8, 2013
    Disney comes through again, but valuation is getting pretty high.
  92. 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 ...
  93. 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. ...
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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 ...
  96. 3 Consumer ETFs To Consider

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

    February 7, 2011
    Time Warner's global push will likely make patient shareholders substantial returns.
  98. 4 Non-Cyclical Growth Stocks Increasing Dividends

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

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

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