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  1. How To Trade Foreign Stocks

    March 26, 2015
    We weigh the major ways to trade foreign stocks for investors.
  2. Traders Look To Dividend Funds (VIG)

    March 6, 2015
    When uncertainty creeps into the mind of an active trader it is not uncommon for this type of person to turn toward the safety ...
  3. The Jolting Rise Of The Energy Drinks Industry

    February 23, 2015
    We present a full analysis of the energy drink industry, including main players and emerging challengers.
  4. Is This The End Of Coca-Cola As We Know It?

    February 18, 2015
    When is bad news seen as good news? When the bad news is not quite as bad as had been feared. So when beverage maker The ...
  5. Has Coca-Cola Lost Its Pop?

    January 14, 2015
    Coca-Cola has been a name synonymous with sustainable success. This hasn’t just pertained to consumers but investors as well. ...
  6. Building A Fortune: Jerry Jones And The Cowboys

    October 22, 2014
    From insurance and wildcatting, to licensing and pizza, Jerry Jones has rolled the dice and frequently won. Here's how the ...
  7. Coca-Cola And Three Other Major Companies That Are Helping Entrepreneurs

    October 21, 2014
  8. When The Market Gets Rough Turn To This ETF

    September 26, 2014
    Recent weakness in commodities and the broad market indices has led investors to start looking toward defensive sectors such ...
  9. How Warren Buffett made Berkshire Hathaway a World-beater

    September 19, 2014
    It would almost be easier to list the industry sectors in which Omaha-based Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) doesn’t ...
  10. What is the formula for calculating the debt-to-equity ratio?

    September 16, 2014
    Find out how to use this fundamental financial ratio to help assess a company's performance.
  11. A Look At Berkshire Hathaway's Many Components

    August 21, 2014
    Berkshire Hathaway has 59 wholly owned subsidiaries and owns big stakes in several huge companies. Just how do those pieces ...
  12. Always Bet On Berkshire Hathaway (And Here's Why)

    August 20, 2014
    With its share price at an all-time high amid talk of a stock market correction, why would anyone buy Berkshire Hathaway ...
  13. What is Warren Buffett's largest holding?

    August 13, 2014
    Coke? IBM? American Express? Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has a stake in several major companies. Find out which company ...
  14. Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)

    August 8, 2014
    These are consumer goods products that sell quickly at relatively low cost – items such as milk, gum, fruit and vegetables, ...
  15. The 'King of Shorting' Is Targeting This Popular Stock

    July 22, 2014
    In a market like this, where it seems everyone is waiting for the other shoe to drop, investors need every advantage they ...
  16. How do I calculate the P/E ratio of a company?

    July 3, 2014
    Find out how to calculate this common valuation ratio and what the results can tell you about a company's performance.
  17. Invest Like Warren Buffett With This ETF

    May 30, 2014
    For traders who want to invest like the Oracle of Omaha without all the tedious research, this fund is a good place to start.
  18. This Company's Dividend History Is The Real Thing

    May 28, 2014
    Take water. Add some sugar, a little carbon dioxide and some flavoring. Sell at a gigantic markup. It sounds almost too simple ...
  19. #PreMarket Primer: Tuesday, May 27: Hope Rises In Ukraine Despite ...

    May 27, 2014
    Following the election of billionaire Petro Poroshenko as President of Ukraine, diplomatic tensions seemed to be easing ...
  20. How Philip Morris International Lights Up Portfolios

    May 16, 2014
    Never mind the obvious risk, humanity's love affair with cigarettes is an enduring one. Even in an abstemous U.S., 18.1% ...
  21. The Difference Betweeen Warren Buffett And You

    April 30, 2014
    You don't have to be a billionaire guru to benefit from this strategy -- you just have to act like one. You say you wouldn't ...
  22. The Difference Between Warren Buffett And You

    April 30, 2014
    You don't have to be a billionaire guru to benefit from this strategy -- you just have to act like one. You say you wouldn't ...
  23. How To 'Putin-Proof' Your Portfolio

    April 11, 2014
    In one classic "Seinfeld" episode, Kramer and Newman are embroiled in an epic game of Risk -- in which they actually carry ...
  24. Buffett's Secret To Multiplying Income That Most Investors Ignore

    March 24, 2014
    The first Saturday in May this year will herald an extraordinary annual event -- one that we will likely not have the chance ...
  25. Coke Vs. Pepsi: By The Numbers

    March 24, 2014
    History has shown us that America was built on the back of positive rivalries. #-ad_banner-#Like the long-standing feud ...
  26. 3 Steps For Finding The Best Dividend Stocks To Hold Forever

    March 12, 2014
    There is no question that one of the safest and surest ways to build long-term wealth in the stock market is through dividend ...
  27. #PreMarket Primer: Tuesday, March 11: BOJ Continues With Stimulus ...

    March 11, 2014
    The Bank of Japan elected to continue with its massive monetary stimulus at Tuesday’s policy meeting, nothing that the region’s ...
  28. Where Buffett Is Finding The Market's Best Yields

    March 7, 2014
    In today's world of high-frequency, short-term trading, many funds have sprung up that take positions based purely on ...
  29. Profit From Coke's Big Mistake

    February 26, 2014
    It's not often that you see a monster company that has pulled back into the value buy zone. It's even less often ...
  30. Bitcoin Innovations And Obstacles

    February 25, 2014
    Investopedia explains the development of the Bitcoin digital currency system and the risks associated with using and investing ...
  31. There’s Still Room For Dividends In Your Portfolio

    January 7, 2014
    When the Fed decided to begin tapering, it sent shockwaves throughout the dividend stock sector. However, those “shockwaves” ...
  32. Now Is The Time To Buy Consumer Staples Stocks

    November 20, 2013
    As the markets have swooned, so have many boring sectors. That includes consumer staples stocks. Still, the sector could ...
  33. The Market Value Versus Book Value

    November 6, 2013
    Understanding the difference between book value and market value is a simple yet fundamentally critical component of any ...
  34. Utilizing Prisoner’s Dilemma In Business And The Economy

    November 5, 2013
    The Prisoner’s Dilemma, one of the most famous game theories, provides a framework for understanding how to strike a balance ...
  35. The Secret To PepsiCo’s Success Isn’t Soda

    October 18, 2013
    PepsiCo. (NYSE:PEP) may be losing the Cola Wars to rival Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), but it’s winning the hearts and minds of ...
  36. 14 Companies That Have Raised Their Dividends For 50 Years Or ...

    September 10, 2013
    Imagine if you had bought these stocks 20 years ago.If you had, then right now you'd be earning dividend yields of... ...
  37. Coca-Cola FEMSA Adds More Volume In Brazil

    September 4, 2013
    Coca-Cola FEMSA continues to build its lucrative Latin American bottling footprint.
  38. Why Warren Buffett Hates Gold

    August 15, 2013
    Warren Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A), is currently worth about $44 billion, according to Forbes' ...
  39. Soda Companies Went Flat In Q2

    July 25, 2013
    Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) and Dr. Pepper Snapple (NYSE:DPS) all sold less soda in the second quarter. Which, ...
  40. PepsiCo Has Caught Up, Now It Needs To Outperform

    July 24, 2013
    PepsiCo needs better operational execution to deliver more shareholder value.
  41. Even When Coca-Cola Stumbles, It Does Okay

    July 16, 2013
    Coca-Cola's volume shortfall isn't that big of a deal long term, but more clarity on the bottling ops would be nice.
  42. Pepsi Buying Sodastream: I Don't Think So

    June 7, 2013
    The latest rumor on the street has Sodastream being acquired by Pepsico for $95 per share. There are so many reasons why ...
  43. Femsa Is A Delicate Balance Between Growth Opportunities And ...

    June 5, 2013
    Femsa's stock got a little too popular, but the long-term prospects are very good.
  44. Starbucks' Special Model Is Valuable, But Maybe Not This Valuable

    April 26, 2013
    Starbucks continues to deliver good execution, but the valuation demands greatness.
  45. Investors Can't Seem To Get Enough Of Hershey

    April 25, 2013
    With strong volume and improving margins, Hershey continues to outperform a hot sector.
  46. Is Pepsi's Turnaround For Real?

    April 19, 2013
    Pepsico (NYSE:PEP) announced first quarter earnings April 18. Better than expected, its stock jumped almost 3% on the news. ...
  47. Stick With “Bond-Like Stocks”

    April 19, 2013
    By betting on large-cap stocks that pay healthy growing dividends, portfolios should be able to navigate whatever the market ...
  48. On Track With Volumes And Margins, Coca-Cola Refreshes

    April 16, 2013
    Coca-Cola offers something almost like a hybrid of stock and bond, but investors need to be OK with its valuation.
  49. Buffett And Goldman Sachs Do Sweetheart Deal

    March 27, 2013
    Goldman Sachs announced March 26 that it will issue to Berkshire Hathaway in October the number of shares equal to Warren ...
  50. The Cyprus Crisis 101

    March 19, 2013
    Discover what's behind the Cyprus debacle and what investors should do about the situation.
  51. Coca-Cola's OK Results Won't KO The Stock

    February 14, 2013
    Coca-Cola wasn't spectacular, but it was good enough. While the stock was and still is expensive, investors are paying for ...
  52. Options for Beginners: An Interview with our Top Expert

    February 8, 2013
    In a recent article, I showed how billionaire investors like Warren Buffett use simple options strategies to generate millions ...
  53. The Difference between Warren Buffett and You

    February 8, 2013
    You don't have to be a billionaire guru to benefit from this strategy -- you just have to act like one. You say you wouldn't ...
  54. Why Warren Buffett Hates Gold

    February 1, 2013
    Warren Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A), is currently worth about $44 billion, according to Forbes' list ...
  55. "Retirement Savings Stocks" Yielding Up To 14%

    February 1, 2013
    We're calling them Retirement Savings Stocks -- 10 under-the-radar investments that can provide the cash needed to enhance ...
  56. 4 Ways Income Investors Can Protect Against Inflation

    January 21, 2013
    "The cult of inflation may only have just begun."  That was a bold and eye-opening sentiment legendary bond fund manager ...
  57. Why Smart Investors Are Pouring Trillions into This Type Of Stock

    January 18, 2013
    For decades, analysts have heralded small-cap stocks as the real growers in the stock market. And they're right to some extent; ...
  58. My Exclusive Interview with our Top Options Expert

    January 16, 2013
    Yesterday, in this article, I showed how billionaire investors like Warren Buffett use simple options strategies to generate ...
  59. An Easy Way to Find Stocks that Will Likely Boost Dividends

    December 28, 2012
    When the economic climate gets rough, many companies are forced to reduce or even outright eliminate their dividends. They ...
  60. The Secret Ratio That Predicts Winning Stocks Time and Again

    December 26, 2012
    Ever wonder how the most successful investors do it, correctly calling stock picks time and again?   They must know something ...
  61. Possible Acquisitions For 2013

    December 24, 2012
    Here's a list of possible acquisitions for 2013.
  62. The 'Controversial' Advice That's Worked Every Time in the Past ...

    December 11, 2012
    It's a question we've been getting almost daily from our subscribers: "What does the fiscal cliff mean for stocks, and how ...
  63. Why Warren Buffett Did Not Invest In The Facebook IPO

    December 4, 2012
    Warren Buffett advised against buying into the stock at its IPO price and appears to have been proven right so far.
  64. Green Mountain Hires New CEO From Coke

    November 23, 2012
    Green Mountain's hired a top exec from Coke to be CEO. Should investors be looking to buy? I'll explore.
  65. Monster Gets A Jolt From Death Reports

    October 23, 2012
    Monster's stock lost 14% of its value October 22 on news that several people may have died from consuming one or more of ...
  66. These Companies Have Raised Their Dividends for 50 Consecutive ...

    October 18, 2012
    Imagine if you had bought these stocks 20 years ago. If you had, then right now you'd be earning dividend yields of... 27%... ...
  67. PepsiCo Shows That Snacks And Sodas Aren't Bulletproof

    October 18, 2012
    PepsiCo is doing all right, but the valuation seems demanding.
  68. "Retirement Savings Stocks" Yielding Up To 15.3%

    October 16, 2012
    We're calling them Retirement Savings Stocks -- 10 under-the-radar investments that can provide the cash needed to enhance ...
  69. The Coca-Cola Third Quarter Earnings

    October 16, 2012
    The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) announced its results for the most recent quarter on October 16, 2012. Coca-Cola is a leading ...
  70. The Long-Tail Value Of Supreme Brands

    September 25, 2012
    Brand value can make old products into incredible winners.
  71. What Makes a Great Income Stock

    September 14, 2012
    While many newcomers to the income sector would immediately say “yield,” that's not the case. To find a good long-term income ...
  72. Sectors With Good Returns In A Volatile Market

    September 8, 2012
    Tabacco, restaurants and discount stores are just a few of the sectors that are performing well in a volatile market.
  73. The 10 Most Oversold Dow Stocks

    September 5, 2012
    Looking at the charts of these blue-chip dividend payers pulls up a quartet of names that may be solid buys on the next ...
  74. Diageo Lives Up To Its Billing

    August 24, 2012
    Diageo continues to grow as expected, but the stock is not a bargain, even though it seems about 10 to 20% undervalued.
  75. Portfolio Pruning 101

    July 27, 2012
    MoneyShow's Tom Aspray takes an in-depth look at his successful Charts in Play Portfolio, as he looks to take profits on ...
  76. Change Is Coming At PepsiCo, One Way Or Another

    July 26, 2012
    PepsiCo is already getting a large benefit of the doubt.
  77. Bull Vs. Bear: Olympic Advertising Is A Waste Of Shareholders' ...

    July 24, 2012
    No company can really say with certainty whether its Olympic sponsorship earned a positive return, which is reason enough ...
  78. Bull Vs. Bear: Olympic Advertising Worth Shareholders' Money

    July 24, 2012
    The Olympic games is a great time to buy into major Olympic sponsors, such as Coca-Cola and Procter & Gamble.
  79. Campbell Soup Quenches Thirst With Bolthouse Purchase

    July 10, 2012
    Campbell Soup announced on July 9 that it's buying Bolthouse juices for $1.55 billion. Here's why this looks like a win/win ...
  80. Do Nike's Earnings Have Broader Meaning On China?

    July 4, 2012
    Nike's disappointing futures have investors worrying more than ever about China. Long term, Nike could be healthy, but don't ...
  81. The Most Overbought Dow Stocks

    July 3, 2012
    Despite large first-quarter gains, two big Dow stocks show strong monthly chart formations and are worthy of new buying. ...
  82. 4 Socially Responsible Stocks To Watch

    June 26, 2012
    Making money in the market shouldn't prevent you from sleeping at night. Find out how to keep your conscience clean and bank ...
  83. Invest In Quality Not Quantity

    June 15, 2012
    The painful reality is that by choosing quantity over quality, the lack of quality increases the risk assumed, leading investors ...
  84. A Trader's Guide to Ancestry.com (ACOM)

    June 7, 2012
    Online family history and genealogy resource Ancestry.com (NASDAQ: ACOM) popped on Wednesday as news came through of the ...
  85. A Refreshing Choice Of Soft Drink Stocks

    June 3, 2012
    Soft drink producers can put some fizz in a flat portfolio and sweeten up the bitter taste left behind by other parts of ...
  86. Recession-Proof Stocks

    May 31, 2012
    Before searching for bulletproof consumer staples, take a look at some reliable alternatives.
  87. Own The Business, Not The Stock

    May 30, 2012
    Understanding the fundamental difference between owning a business and speculating on a stock is essential to creating long-term ...
  88. Back To Book Value Basics

    May 28, 2012
    Like any investment metric, understanding book value's advantages and limitations is integral to using it effectively in ...
  89. Oversold Stocks In Uptrends

    May 25, 2012
    Four stocks trading above their 50-day moving average and in oversold territory.
  90. Tobacco Stocks: Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em

    May 22, 2012
    Plenty of judgment can be passed on the habit of tobacco consumption and the reality is the habit has been proven to be toxic ...
  91. Time To Rotate Back Into Consumer Staples

    May 17, 2012
    The Consumer staples sector is the place to invest if the risk-on trade continues to unwind. XLP is the largest ETF of this ...
  92. 4 Hot Dividend Stocks

    May 16, 2012
    Cigarettes are bad for your health, but they're great for your portoflio.
  93. Five 52-Week High Fliers

    May 15, 2012
    Explore five stocks making new highs. Is this a case of overvalue, or could investors buy high and sell even higher?
  94. PepsiCo Looking Better Than Coke

    May 2, 2012
    Pepsi looks a better investment than its archrival.
  95. 5 Easy Ways to Cash In on US Dividends

    April 26, 2012
    If you’re outside the US looking in, there are important pros and cons to adding exchange traded funds from America to your ...
  96. Nestle Almost Never On Sale

    April 24, 2012
    Nestle has a well-earned reputation for excellence and the Street has long been happy to pay a premium for that performance. ...
  97. Three Reasons To Own Virtus Investment Partners

    April 24, 2012
    Virtus' stock has performed admirably since its spin-off from The Phoenix Companies in 2008. Despite the stellar performance, ...
  98. Pick Stocks Like Peter Lynch

    April 23, 2012
    By researching companies whose products and services you use on a daily basis and understanding their financial situation, ...
  99. Buy Emerging or Developed Markets?

    April 19, 2012
    Jim Lowell, editor of Fidelity Investor, shares his view on where in the world to invest, suggesting investors not forget ...
  100. 12 Stocks Riding Today's Power Trends

    April 18, 2012
    Track the intersection of demographics, economics, and psychographics to follow global changes, advises Chris Versace, editor ...
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