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  1. McDonald's Launches Its Own Peace Day Initiative

    September 22, 2015
    Still reeling from the backlash it got for rejecting its rival's joint marketing proposal to support the United Nation's ...
  2. Target Faces Yet Another Lawsuit Over Data Breach

    September 17, 2015
    The fallout from a data breach in 2013 continues to plague Target (NYSE: TGT). Having settled for $10 million earlier this ...
  3. Analyst: Two Finance-Themed Pair Trades That Could Make You Money

    September 16, 2015
    Financial stocks have fallen on Chinese growth concerns, but the Street's target prices "barely moved," according to James ...
  4. Target and Visa to Settle Over Data Breach

    August 25, 2015
    The impact from Target's (NYSE: TGT) massive data breach two years ago continues to be felt as the retailer is said to have ...
  5. PayPal Vs. Venmo: Function versus Fun

    July 28, 2015
    PayPal and Venmo are both great services depending on what the customer wants.
  6. American Express Q2 Revenue, Net Decline

    July 24, 2015
    American Express (NYSE: AXP) stock has been a laggard so far this year behind rivals Visa and MasterCard. It seems AmEx's ...
  7. Ink Plus or Starwood Preferred, Which Credit Card Is Right for ...

    July 2, 2015
    Maximize Your Business Rewards: Chase Ink Plus vs. Starwood Preferred.
  8. American Express's Main Competition

    May 14, 2015
    American Express competes with Visa, MasterCard, and Discover Financial Services in the credit card space. It also competes ...
  9. How To Make Money With Facebook

    April 17, 2015
    With roughly 1.15 billion users, Facebook is the world’s largest social networking platform and a great resource for savvy ...
  10. How Bitcoin Can Change The World

    March 26, 2015
    Bitcoin has the potential to not only create savings for consumer, but also to transform global transactions.
  11. How MasterCard Likely Earned a Spot in Your Wallet

    March 26, 2015
    An in depth look at MasterCard and its future prospects as an investment.
  12. Profit From High Consumer Spending With Visa Or Mastercard

    March 9, 2015
    American consumers have more money to spend thanks to falling gas prices. Investing in Visa and MasterCard may give investors ...
  13. A Ban On SWIFT Could Hit Russia Where It Hurts Most

    February 23, 2015
    A SWIFT ban on Russia could have a crippling effect on its debt-servicing ability and overall economy, and just might force ...
  14. Generate Up To 6.9% In 58 Days From Buffett's Favorite Bank

    February 17, 2015
    It's not always easy to go against the crowd, especially when it comes to investing. But some of the best investments ever ...
  15. How a Stock Buyback Works: MasterCard

    February 6, 2015
    Stock buyback refers to publicly traded companies buying back their shares from shareholders. This reduces the amount of ...
  16. Visa vs. MasterCard: Is There a Difference?

    February 2, 2015
    Visa and MasterCard are two of the most widely used credit card brands. But are the differences between the two significant ...
  17. What Cuba-US Relations Could Mean For U.S. Industry

    January 30, 2015
    The restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba could mean big profits for U.S. travel, agriculture, and financial services ...
  18. How American Express Counts on Your Profligacy

    January 27, 2015
    Consumers like novelty, reliability, variety, and other subjective qualities. But what really keeps them coming back to American ...
  19. Apple Pay vs Google Wallet: How They Work

    January 2, 2015
    Apple Pay and Google Wallet are mostly identical offerings. Apple may be to be easier to use, but Google has a more features.
  20. ShopRite: Supermarket Model for Modern Shoppers?

    December 12, 2014
    ShopRite is a supermarket model that stands out amid the everyday, widespread, corporate-controlled supermarket chains. But ...
  21. Tech Stocks Underperform Following Apple's Flash Crash, Holiday ...

    December 1, 2014
  22. Do Your Card's Travel Benefits Make The Grade?

    October 28, 2014
    If you take frequent trips, it pays to evaluate the different travel benefits that a credit card offers – from airline miles ...
  23. Credit Cards With Travel Insurance

    October 24, 2014
    Some credit cards offer travel coverage, which may include trip cancellations, lost baggage and rental-car damages. Just ...
  24. Is Cash Or Credit Better For European Trips?

    October 23, 2014
    If you're traveling to Europe, make sure you have a widely accepted credit card that uses chip technology. It doesn't hurt ...
  25. Traveler's Checks Vs. ATM Cash: Tips for Tourists

    October 14, 2014
    Traveler's checks were once the preferred way to make purchases overseas, but most tourists now get cash at an ATM – or use ...
  26. The Big Credit Card Companies Have Room to Grow

    October 10, 2014
    With so many credit cards in daily use, credit card issuers have grown with their businesses.
  27. The 'Forever Stock' Poised To Win The Consumer-Spending War

    September 25, 2014
  28. How To Cash In On Credit Cards

    August 28, 2014
    How can an investor cash in on rising credit card use? There isn't an ETF yet, so let's look at the companies themselves.
  29. How To Trade Credit Card Stocks

    July 31, 2014
    The four major credit card stocks have been doing some interesting things lately. Here's how to trade them, where to buy ...
  30. How To Earn 10 Times More Income From The Stocks You Own

    July 14, 2014
    Imagine yourself teeing up at the 18th hole of TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Verde Beach, Florida. A slight breeze rustles the trees ...
  31. What Is ICE LIBOR And What Is It Used For?

    May 22, 2014
    In the case of ICE LIBOR, an innocent-sounding set of letters has a profound bearing on every loan you make.
  32. This Blue-Chip Stock May Be Close To A Breakout

    May 6, 2014
    Here are two important facts if you're a trader: #-ad_banner-#First, research firm Nielsen just reported that global consumer ...
  33. 2 Stocks For The Ultimate Pairs Trade

    April 2, 2014
    Since the 1980s, one of the most well-known and heavily used strategies among hedge funds and portfolio managers has been ...
  34. 2 Stocks More Profitable Than Apple

    April 1, 2014
    Although Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) is widely lauded for its ability to crank out great new products, its management team deserves ...
  35. The 18.9% Yield Most Investors Are Missing

    February 19, 2014
    Most people think investing success is a matter of finding good stocks and buying them when the odds favor a rise in the ...
  36. How To Earn Double-Digit Income From A 1% Yielder

    February 19, 2014
    Most people think investing success is a matter of finding good stocks and buying them when the odds favor a rise in the ...
  37. MasterCard Split Entices New Shareholders

    December 12, 2013
    MasterCard has been on a tear this year with a 49.65% run-up in its share price before it announced after trading hours Tuesday ...
  38. Berkshire Hathaway and More Big Movers in Financial on January ...

    January 2, 2013
    The market is on the rise this morning. The Nasdaq has climbed 2.3%; the S&P 500 has risen 1.8%; and the Dow is up 1.9%. ...
  39. Financial Stocks, Including Westpac Banking Corporation, Making ...

    October 11, 2012
    The market has been doing well after the morning's trading. The Nasdaq has climbed 0.3%; the S&P 500 has moved up 0.6%; ...
  40. Global Payments Riding The Credit Card Wave

    August 1, 2012
    Global Payments represents a very compelling way to gain exposure to the growing market for digital financial transactions.
  41. MasterCard Second Quarter Earnings

    August 1, 2012
    MasterCard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) announced its results for the most recent quarter on August 1, 2012. Mastercard is a multinational ...
  42. Mastercard Is Near its 50 Day Moving Average

    July 30, 2012
    New York, July 30th ( - MasterCard, Inc. (NYSE:MA) closed the trading day at $436.75, near its 50 day ...
  43. Financial Sector's Biggest Movers for July 26, 2012: CSH and ...

    July 26, 2012
    The market is on the rise this morning. The Nasdaq has risen 1.1%; the S&P 500 has increased 1.3%; and the Dow has risen ...
  44. How Much Better Can It Get At Discover?

    June 21, 2012
    Discover is reaping excellent returns, but are they at a peak?
  45. Global Payments Worth The Risk

    June 14, 2012
    There is considerable upside potential to Global Payment's share price, as card-based payments continue to grow rapidly.
  46. VeriFone Turning Into A Noisy Growth Story

    May 29, 2012
    VeriFone has a very real growth opportunity in the ongoing migration towards credit and debit card usage in emerging markets, ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. E-Commerce King Raises the Ante

    April 20, 2012
    The next great tech wave will likely come on the e-commerce side of tech, where our smartphones and tablets will also double ...
  49. Credit Card Stocks Are Charging Higher

    April 3, 2012
    Credit card debt is just an unfortunate fact of life for many Americans, but the savvy among us know that revenge can be ...
  50. Is eBay A Trap?

    January 23, 2012
    eBay seems too cheap for everything to work as expected.
  51. M-Commerce Surges

    January 12, 2012
    2011 saw a substantial increase in purchases made via smartphones and tablets. Analysts expect this trend to continue through ...
  52. Best S&P 500 Stocks Of 2011

    January 5, 2012
    The best performing stocks in the S & P 500 in 2011 were concentrated in the energy and health care sectors.
  53. 2011's Highest Performing S&P500 stocks

    December 15, 2011
    Check out 2011's highest-performing S&P 500 stocks.
  54. Buffett: Buying When Others Are Selling

    November 24, 2011
    Buffett invests for the long-term and expects significant upside over that period. Investors would do well to take notes ...
  55. Google's Not The Only Player In The Mobile Payment Business

    October 3, 2011
    Finally, a race Google isn't destined to win - at least in the long run.
  56. Monster Stocks Set To Move Higher

    September 8, 2011
    stocks that have been ignoring the markets
  57. Mobile Payments Predicted To Skyrocket

    July 7, 2011
    Find out the best plays for taking advantage of the expected rise in mobile payments and money transfers.
  58. M-Commerce Continues To Grow

    June 7, 2011
    As smartphone adoption continues to grow, so will M-Commerce. As the mobile landscape expands, investors may want to consider ...
  59. Buffett Updates His Portfolio

    June 3, 2011
    Take a peek at what positions Berkshire Hathaway has recently changed.
  60. Global Payments Riding Industry Growth Wave

    October 13, 2010
    At a forward P/E of under 15 and trailing price-to-free-cash flow multiple of eight, Global Payments' stock deserves a good, ...
  61. Global Payments Continues Its Global Push

    April 6, 2010
    The payment processing industry is highly lucrative and requires minimal capital expenditures to maintain and grow.
  62. Don't Overlook Global Payments

    January 22, 2010
    Global Payments is worth a look given its strong track record of sales and profit growth.
  63. Buffett Says: Invest In "Toll Bridges"

    October 27, 2009
    Find a business that makes its money by charging a small sum to a high-volume consumer base on a regular basis and you just ...
  64. Wealth Creation: Fact Or Fiction

    October 23, 2009
    CEO Magazine's just brought out its list of wealth creators and wealth destroyers. This piece examines a couple that are ...
  65. Big Profits Emerge From Failed Moves

    October 6, 2009
    Big Profits Emerge From Failed Moves
  66. Moving Cash Out Of Hand

    March 25, 2009
    Visa and MasterCard are pushing plastic as a secure option over cash in hand.
  67. Continued Weakness In Credit Cards

    January 26, 2009
    Traders will use the recent move toward these 52-week lows to signal further selling pressure in credit card companies.
  68. 3 Momentum Plays With Fundamental Backing

    October 27, 2008
    We examine stocks with low RSI and rising stocastic values for technical players.
  69. Next Credit Crisis - Consumer?

    September 2, 2008
    Is the credit crisis about to spill over to the consumer credit companies? If so, you need to keep an eye on these stocks.
  70. Gmarket: The Ebay Of The East

    August 26, 2008
    Gmarket is winning the ecommerce battle in Korea and has designs on the rest of Asia. Learn why online giant Ebay is looking ...
  71. Four Bullish MACD Crossovers

    June 3, 2008
    Traders will watch these stocks to see if the indicator's move above the signal line will spark a move higher.
  72. Five Big Bulls To Know For Friday

    May 2, 2008
    These companies have all produced big gains this week, but Northwest Airlines may be the one to watch.
  73. Visa Debuts At No.1

    March 20, 2008
    Visa became the largest IPO in U.S. history, and with the oversubscription options possibly the biggest in the world. Should ...
  74. Visa, MasterCard, and Now General Electric? (GE)

    January 7, 2008
    Consumer credit financing is big business. GE created its own card and partnered with major companies across the U.S. to ...
  75. Cashless Is King (AXP, MA)

    October 2, 2007
    Despite the prospects of a spending slowdown, credit card companies could still see healthy profit growth over the next few ...
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