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  1. 6 Books for Millennials Interested in Investing

    July 1, 2015
    Reading books about finance and investing is a great way for millennials to effectively invest their time and pocket money ...
  2. BlackBerry: A Story Of Constant Success & Failure

    June 23, 2015
    BlackBerry's history of success and failure is demonstrated by extreme volatility in its stock price. Investopedia explores ...
  3. How VoIP Is Ending Telecom Monopolies

    June 23, 2015
    VoIP, or voice-over-Internet protocol, has ended the telecom monopoly and may signal and end to the telecommunications industry ...
  4. What A Tech Bubble Could Mean For The Economy

    June 23, 2015
    Are technology stocks in a bubble? And if so, what might the consequences be?
  5. Microsoft And GameStop At E3: What Analysts Think

    June 22, 2015
    Announcements made by Microsoft and Gamestop at the most recent E3 have made investors excited about these companies' revenue- ...
  6. Can Microsoft Apps Compete With Android & Apple?

    June 19, 2015
    Microsoft's answer to the smartphone crazy is the Windows Phone. The obvious problem with Windows Phones in an ever-connected ...
  7. Is Baidu a Real Threat to Google?

    June 17, 2015
    Learn why the Google of China - Baidu - has the potential to eat a modest slice of Google's market share.
  8. Microsoft Is Paying Dividends. Is Its Share Price Undervalued ...

    June 15, 2015
    How can you use the dividend discount model to estimate the value the common stock of Microsoft?
  9. 10 Industries Forever Changed By Mobile Apps

    June 11, 2015
    Mobile apps and services have forever changed the way that some industries operate.
  10. Strategies To Trade The Nasdaq Index

    June 11, 2015
    The Nasdaq is by far the best-known technology index in the world, and there are plenty of strategies to trade on the Nasdaq ...
  11. How To Game The Video Game Industry

    June 11, 2015
    Investopedia explores the business, current developments, future trends of video games industry and how the overall industry ...
  12. Salesforce Buyout

    June 11, 2015
    It’s been over a month now since buyout rumors first began to circulate after sources revealed that Salesforce, the biggest ...
  13. Chat Wars: Business Models of WhatsApp Vs Skype

    June 10, 2015
    Skype and Whats App are two newer avenues of communication that have been acquired by major companies because of their potential ...
  14. 3 Reasons GoPro Stock Could Rise

    June 8, 2015
    GoPro (NASDAQ: GPRO) stock has had an incredible run. Its 56% jump over the past three months was spurred by its stellar ...
  15. Is Google Becoming A Monopoly?

    June 3, 2015
    Learn about whether Google is becoming a monopoly. Monopolies are considered undesirable because they prevent competition ...
  16. How The Video Game Industry Is Changing

    May 31, 2015
    Video game creation has become increasingly complex, and the cost of creating a game to run on one of the major consoles ...
  17. Tax Treatment For Call & Put Options

    May 31, 2015
    A brief intro to the complex US tax rules governing call and put options with examples of some common scenarios.
  18. How The Video Game Industry Works

    May 30, 2015
    Traditionally, the video game industry was limited to consoles, such as Microsoft’s (MSFT) Xbox and Sony’s (SNE) PlayStation, ...
  19. Apple's Secret Plan To Change Augmented Reality Is Finally Emerging

    May 29, 2015
    Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has acquired Metaio, a company that refers to itself as "pioneers in augmented reality (AR) and ...
  20. The Best Industries for Interns in 2015

    May 28, 2015
    While the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates 50.5 million jobs openings will be created between 2012 and 2022, there ...
  21. The Pros & Cons Of Being A Trader On The West Coast

    May 27, 2015
    There are certain benefits and drawbacks that go with being a trader on the West Coast of North America.
  22. How Microsoft & Apple's Balance Sheets Compare

    May 13, 2015
    Looking at two iconic companies, Microsoft and Apple, whose balance is sheet is stronger and where?
  23. 7 Bankrupt Companies That Came Back

    May 11, 2015
    Bankruptcy is often the end of a company – until it isn't.
  24. How Nasdaq Makes Money

    May 5, 2015
    NASDAQ provides a marketplace which offers money-making opportunities to investors. Investopedia explains how NASDAQ makes ...
  25. What Makes Apple Inc. So Valuable?

    May 4, 2015
    Apple is the most valuable company in the world by a landslide. How did it get there and will it stay on top?
  26. How India Makes Money

    April 30, 2015
    India currently has the ninth largest nominal GDP (and third largest in PPP) in the world.
  27. How Ecommerce Titan eBay Makes its Money

    April 28, 2015
    eBay is a $68 billion ecommerce titan. Here's why.
  28. How To Outperform Warren Buffett Using Market Simulators

    April 28, 2015
    That moment when you realize you just booked $108 million dollars in less than an hour: it puts butterflies in your stomach.
  29. Google Blogger

    April 23, 2015
    Google Blogger is a free publishing platform run by Google (GOOGL). Users can sign up for a maximum of 100 blogs and can ...
  30. A New Corporate Governance Initiative In Japan

    April 16, 2015
    Expectations are low that Japan can create a corporate governance climate that meets global standards, but a new initiative ...
  31. How Mozilla Firefox And Google Chrome Make Money

    April 13, 2015
    Mozilla Firefox was once the most popular Internet browser available. Google Chrome now holds that title, but both browsers ...
  32. How Will Bitcoin 2.0 Change The World?

    April 13, 2015
    Since Bitcoin's 2009 launch, the decentralized, peer-to-peer digital currency and payment system has garnered worldwide interest.
  33. The Future Of Robo-Advisors: Future Advisor

    April 10, 2015
    FutureAdvisor is capitalizing on the proliferation of data and advances in technology to automate investing and financial ...
  34. A Guide Of Option Trading Strategies For Beginners

    April 9, 2015
    Options offer alternative strategies for investors to profit from trading underlying securities, provided the beginner understands ...
  35. What Education Do You Need To Become A Billionaire?

    April 5, 2015
    What kind of education does it take to become a billionaire? We take a look at the formal and informal education of the world's ...
  36. Buy Apple Stock Before The Apple Watch Launch?

    April 2, 2015
    Apple is now coming out with a watch and maybe even a self-driving car. It remains to be seen how the market will accept ...
  37. Apple App Store

    April 2, 2015
    The Apple App Store is where customers can buy and download digital software and mobile apps.
  38. Technology, The Biggest Threat For Big Banks

    April 1, 2015
    Technology is the biggest threat to the future of big banks as we know them.
  39. Is It The End Of The Mexican Telecom Monopoly?

    April 1, 2015
    A monopoly has dominated the Mexican telecom market for decades, but new regulations are changing that. Where will Carlos ...
  40. Want to Focus on Tech? Consider this ETF

    March 31, 2015
    QQQ has appreciated over 75% over the past three years. Is this trend likely to continue?
  41. How Boeing is More Than Just a Coach-Class Seat

    March 27, 2015
    The number of market leaders that indisputably dominated their industry in 1916 and still do today is almost nonexistent ...
  42. China's Silicon Valley: Zhongguancun

    March 25, 2015
    Just like in the US, several of China's leading tech companies are headquartered in one spot. China's Silicon Valley is Zhongguancun, ...
  43. The Importance of Excel in Business

    March 24, 2015
    Microsoft Excel is an indispensable tool for any business.
  44. New Approaches To The Old Cup And Handle

    March 24, 2015
    Many cup and handle traders adhere strictly to O'Neil’s rules for construction, but there are many variations that produce ...
  45. Top Day Trading Instruments

    March 4, 2015
    Day trading is an intense and often appealing activity. Investopedia provides the list of top financial instruments for day ...
  46. Go To College Or Become An Entrepreneur?

    February 26, 2015
    The rising cost of higher education and high unemployment rate following the Great Recession has caused many young people ...
  47. Microsoft Gets Into The Virtual Reality Business

    February 20, 2015
    Once relegated to the trash bin of innovative technological ideas, virtual reality is making a promising comeback.
  48. Facebook's Future Technologies

    February 13, 2015
    Facebook is expanding its operations to include a some cool, futuristic technologies.
  49. Facebook's Most Important Acquisitions

    February 11, 2015
    Strategic acquisitions have been key to Facebook's growth and success, and the company has acquired more than 50 companies ...
  50. The Top 10 Hidden Factors Affecting Software Stocks

    February 10, 2015
    Want to invest in software? Here are the most important factors affecting profits, revenues, and stock price of software ...
  51. Use This ETF to Trade Apple (AAPL)

    February 6, 2015
    Volume is a good indicator of money flow, and when paired with volatility, can lead to profitable trades. This ETF follows ...
  52. Book Reliable Profits With Pullback Strategies

    February 4, 2015
    Pullbacks generate all sorts of trading opportunities after an active trend thrusts higher or lower.
  53. How Salesforce CRM Works

    January 29, 2015
    Because companies and individuals are able to interact globally to conduct business, technology has had to replace the paper ...
  54. How Steve Jobs Changed The World

    January 28, 2015
    As an innovator and visionary, Steve Jobs’s accomplishments can be held on a pedestal with the likes of Microsoft’s Bill ...
  55. A Look at the 5 Richest People in the World

    January 27, 2015
    Who are the five richest people in the world and how did they manage that feat?
  56. How the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 Indexes Differ

    January 22, 2015
    The S&P 500 and Russell 2000 are used as benchmarks for broader segments of the U.S. stock market. Each index has its own ...
  57. The Top 10 US Software Companies

    January 15, 2015
    Want to invest in top software companies listed in the US? Here is a list to get you started.
  58. How Apple Could Have Bought Netflix, Tesla And Twitter (And Still ...

    January 9, 2015
  59. World's top 10 Software Companies

    January 7, 2015
    Want to invest in software stocks but finding it difficult to identify companies with major software revenue? Here is a list ...
  60. Fibonacci: Using Math To Make Right Market Moves

    January 5, 2015
    Use these two original Fibonacci techniques to pinpoint the patterns in stock movements, and the most reliable entry and ...
  61. Will Facebook At Work Be A Business Hit?

    January 2, 2015
    Facebook will be launching a “Facebook at Work” in early 2015. Will it succeed in changing the business landscape like it ...
  62. Will Stock Market VOOdo Continue?

    December 18, 2014
    The Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO) offers a relatively safe investment opportunity for people who aren't sure which way the market ...
  63. 6 Reasons To Buy This Tech Stock Today‏

    December 16, 2014
  64. Will Pandora And Spotify Disrupt Music Royalties?

    December 16, 2014
    As technology has evolved, the landscape of the music industry has changed from radio broadcasts to mp3 and now streaming ...
  65. How To Trade The Biggest U.S. Companies In 2015

    December 15, 2014
    Apple, Microsoft, Exxon and Google have different outlooks for 2015. Here's a look at their technicals along with potential ...
  66. Most Powerful And Influential Public Companies In 3 Metrics

    December 9, 2014
    There are many ways to rank the word's most powerful companies. Looking at market value, brand value or sales revenue are ...
  67. This Tech Giant Just Doubled Down On Cloud Computing

    December 8, 2014
  68. Invest Like A Modern Day Rockefeller

    December 8, 2014
  69. The Simple Way to Earn Thousands From Your Portfolio Starting ...

    December 8, 2014
  70. Are You Making This Huge Trading Mistake?

    December 5, 2014
  71. A Year Later, Microsoft's Nokia Acquisition Makes Sense

    December 3, 2014
    On the surface, Microsoft acquiring Nokia may mean very little to industry leaders such as Apple and Samsung. However decreased ...
  72. Who are Microsoft's (MSFT) main competitors?

    December 3, 2014
    Discover the main competitors of technology giant Microsoft and the stiff competition facing this industry leader. Find out ...
  73. Tech Stocks Underperform Following Apple's Flash Crash, Holiday ...

    December 1, 2014
  74. Destination Africa: These Funds Offer Easy Access

    November 26, 2014
    Africa's economic growth and growing stability has gotten the attention of adventurous investors. What kind of ETF or mutual ...
  75. Dow, S&P 500 Little Changed Despite Upward 3Q GDP Revision

    November 25, 2014
  76. Dow, S&P 500 Little Changed Despite Upwards 3Q GDP Revision

    November 25, 2014
  77. How Mergers and Acquisitions Can Affect A Company

    October 29, 2014
    M&A can have a profound effect on a company’s growth prospects and outlook, but with a significant degree of risk.
  78. How To Protect Your Intellectual Property

    October 27, 2014
    Intellectual property rights - patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights - protect creators of everything from new ...
  79. 5 More Ways 3D Printing Is Taking Over The World: 3D Systems ...

    October 3, 2014
  80. Stock Quotes Explained

    September 30, 2014
    Curious about how stock quotes are compiled and what a trader should know about how? Read on.
  81. The Key To Apple's Scale? Half A Billion iPhones

    September 24, 2014
    Since 2000, Apple has grown into a $610 billion company with a market cap larger than the GDP of all but 20 countries. Just ...
  82. How Nasdaq Continues To Innovate

    September 16, 2014
    For centuries, a stock market was a physical arena where buyers and sellers traded shares. Then the NASDAQ opened and changed ...
  83. Want to Day Trade? Try Binary Options Or Spread Betting

    September 15, 2014
    Interested in Day Trading? These two derivative products are growing in popularity due to their profit potential and small ...
  84. Essential Strategies For Trading Volume

    September 15, 2014
    Looking to trade using volume? Have a look at these essential tips.
  85. 5 Businesses That Started During A Recession

    September 5, 2014
    These companies found success despite being started during economic downturns.
  86. The Companies That Headline The S&P 500

    September 4, 2014
    These companies are the creme de la creme of the S&P 500. Here's how they got there.
  87. Risks in Financial Spread Betting

    August 29, 2014
    It is generally perceived that spread betting produces higher after-tax returns. However, this pre-conceived notion is not ...
  88. Companies That Succeeded With Bootstrapping

    August 28, 2014
    Bootstrapping is likely to be part of the history of nearly every successful company. Here are a few success stories.
  89. 5 Insider Tips To Multiply Your Income Like A Wall Street Pro

    August 22, 2014
    In all my years in the market, I've never heard of such an incredible track record. The IPO prospectus from high-frequency ...
  90. What's the most expensive stock of all time?

    August 13, 2014
    This hedge fund will likely hold the title of "most expensive stock" for a very long time.
  91. The Thousands Of Dollars You're Probably Missing Out On

    August 12, 2014
    If you've seen the H&R Block commercial on television recently, you know that it starts with a concession worker ...
  92. What The Charts Say About Big Tech Stocks

    August 6, 2014
    What are the charts are saying about Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook as the broader market pulls back?
  93. A 24.2% Yield From Microsoft?!

    July 21, 2014
    Editor's Note: This article is one of our favorite "hall of fame" articles, originally published January 13, ...
  94. Risk Reversals for Stocks Using Calls and Puts

    July 9, 2014
    Risk reversal strategies can be a very useful “option” for experienced investors who are familiar with basic puts and calls.
  95. Which Billionaire Could Be Your New Neighbor?

    June 10, 2014
    Just how much real estate can the fortunes of the founders of Tesla, Google, Amazon and Microsoft buy? You'll be surprised.
  96. How Oracle Remains A Relatively Unknown Software Giant

    May 15, 2014
    Among the world's largest corporations by market cap, few companies are as unfamiliar to the everyday consumer as Redwood ...
  97. When to Favor Options Over Stocks

    May 14, 2014
    Traders choose options over stocks for their versatility and limited risk, but there are certain drawbacks as well, and these ...
  98. How Oracle Will Face Its Coming Challenges

    May 9, 2014
    Very few tech companies can do what Oracle Corp. has done, having grown revenue nearly 15% a year for the past decade, and ...
  99. What Propels Microsoft From Here?

    April 29, 2014
    Having beaten the market over the past year (and up more than 22%), Microsoft is no longer priced as though the company will ...
  100. Don't Believe The Hype About A Yahoo Turnaround

    April 24, 2014
    Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer has recently claimed the company's core display advertising business is starting to show ...
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