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  1. Facebook, Microsoft to Build Trans-Atlantic Cable (FB, MSFT)

    May 27, 2016
    Both tech giants can benefit from faster internet speeds to support their respective services and platforms.
  2. Microsoft Bulls In Charge Despite Correction (MSFT, AAPL)

    May 26, 2016
    Microsoft relative strength cycles are slowly turning higher, setting the stage for a test of 5 month range resistance.
  3. Cash Report: Information Technology Still Hoarding Greenbacks ...

    May 26, 2016
    Read several theories about why the technology sector is stockpiling unprecedented amounts of cash reserves, rather than ...
  4. Layoffs Bode Ill for Microsoft's Phone Biz (MSFT)

    May 25, 2016
    The software giant's efforts to transform itself into a genuine player in the smartphone market may be failing as today's ...
  5. 5 Women Executives Who Are Shattering the Glass Ceiling (JPM, ...

    May 24, 2016
    Learn how these five women have successfully climbed to the top of the business world and are playing a large role in shattering ...
  6. Minimum Wage Increase: Will Technology Help Margins for U.S. ...

    May 24, 2016
    Discover why the $15 per hour minimum wage movement may unintentionally be sowing the seeds for a new crop of jobs-stealing ...
  7. Why Large Tech Companies Are Interested in Wall Street Executives ...

    May 23, 2016
    Watch for more large-cap technology companies to recruit investment banking executives for their own top-level management ...
  8. Domini's Highest Performing Mutual Fund Since Inception (DSEFX)

    May 23, 2016
    Discover Domini Social Investments, and learn about various characteristics of its highest-performing mutual fund, the Domini ...
  9. Is Microsoft Hanging Up on Mobile Phones? (MSFT, NOK)

    May 23, 2016
    The sale of its phone unit is part of Microsoft's yearlong plan to scale down arguably one of its most scrutinized business ...
  10. Amazon Cloud: Is AWS Really Outgrowing Its Competitors? (AMZN)

    May 21, 2016
    Learn about Amazon Web Services (AWS) and how the e-commerce giant’s cloud computing segment is growing much faster than ...
  11. 2 Vanguard Dividend ETFs Posed for More Growth (VIG, VYM)

    May 21, 2016
    Explore how the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF and the Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF pick stocks that gear them for ...
  12. Twitter Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (TWTR)

    May 21, 2016
    Learn about Twitter and discover the companies that are its key suppliers. Obtain a brief description and analysis of each ...
  13. Yahoo Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (YHOO)

    May 21, 2016
    Read about a handful of technology companies that serve as key customers for advertising space on the Yahoo family of Web ...
  14. Cash Is King: The Only S&P 500 Sector With Net Cash (APPL, GOOGL)

    May 20, 2016
    Explore the net cash positions of the largest companies in the technology sector, and discover why carrying large sums of ...
  15. Microsoft's Nadella to Meet India's CEOs, Tech Leaders (MSFT)

    May 20, 2016
    Soon after Tim Cook, Satya Nadella plans an India visit.
  16. Exxon Mobil Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (XOM)

    May 20, 2016
    Investigate Exxon Mobil's capital structure and understand how equity, debt capitalization and enterprise value interact ...
  17. The Market In 5 Minutes: Condoms, Rose, Condoms!

    May 18, 2016
    Below is a tool used by the Benzinga News Desk each trading day -- it's a look at everything happening in the market, in ...
  18. Microsoft Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (MSFT)

    May 16, 2016
    Learn how Microsoft relies on many key customers to help sell and distribute its growing line of products to customers around ...
  19. Microsoft Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (MSFT)

    May 16, 2016
    Analyze Microsoft's capital structure to determine the roles of debt and equity in its financing, and explore what these ...
  20. Microsoft Stock to Trade Ex-Dividend (MSFT)

    May 16, 2016
    Microsoft will send its dividend payment on June 9 to shareholders of record as of May 19.
  21. Alphabet, Inc. Poised to Become Most Valuable Co. (GOOG, AAPL)

    May 12, 2016
    Alphabet, Inc. is poised to become the most valuable publicly traded company in America.
  22. Yahoo Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (YHOO)

    May 12, 2016
    Find out which companies generate the largest percentage of their revenue from Yahoo, and why their supplier relationship ...
  23. 3 Socially Responsible ETFs to Consider in 2016 (DSI, KLD)

    May 11, 2016
    Get an insight into three of the top-performing ETFs in 2016 that are available to investors in the category of socially ...
  24. 5 Mega-Cap Technology Companies That Invest in Venture Capital ...

    May 9, 2016
    Follow the successes of mega-cap technology companies with venture capital divisions as they reap benefits from turning startups ...
  25. MSFT to Start Charging Users for Windows Upgrade (MSFT, AAPL)

    May 9, 2016
    Microsoft will start charging for Windows 10 upgrades in July.
  26. 3 Large-Cap Value ETFs for Bull and Bear Markets (VTV, PWV)

    May 8, 2016
    Discover three value stock ETFs that have delivered double-digit returns for five years and that can add portfolio protection ...
  27. VV: An ETF Performance Case Study

    May 8, 2016
    Discover the seasonal trading patterns of the Vanguard Large-Cap ETF, including the three months of the year that have generated ...
  28. Williams Companies vs. Exxon Mobil: Which Is Better for My Portfolio? ...

    May 6, 2016
    Discover the key differences between Williams Companies and Exxon Mobil, as well as which company makes the best portfolio ...
  29. VWINX: Vanguard Wellesley Income Fund Performance Case Study

    May 5, 2016
    Learn basic information for the Vanguard Wellesley Income Fund, including historical performance and market return trends ...
  30. FUSEX: Fidelity Spartan 500 IndexTop 5 Holdings Analysis

    May 5, 2016
    Discover the five largest holdings of common stock shares that comprise the Spartan 500 Index mutual fund managed by Fidelity ...
  31. FLPSX: Fidelity Low-Priced Stock Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    May 5, 2016
    Learn about the five largest holdings of common stock for Fidelity’s Low-Price Stock Fund (FLPSX) and the key performance ...
  32. Microsoft to Store Data in DNA (MSFT)

    May 5, 2016
    Big data storage poses a challenge to the digital economy. As DNA sequencing becomes affordable and scalable, it serves as ...
  33. AWSHX: American Funds Washington Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    May 5, 2016
    Learn about the favorite investments of American Funds Washington Mutual Investors Fund Class A's portfolio managers, whose ...
  34. The Industry Handbook: Software Industry

    May 4, 2016
    Discover how the software industry has changed throughout the years to become a mainstay for businesses from programming ...
  35. 3 Dividend Trends in the S&P 500 Index (TSN, LUV)

    May 4, 2016
    Analyzing recent financial performance of companies demonstrating an inclination to issue consistent dividends to shareholders ...
  36. The 3 Largest Tech ETFs (XLK, VGT)

    May 4, 2016
    Peruse the holdings of the largest tech ETFs, and try not to have flashbacks about the dotcom bubble. Amazon is the only ...
  37. 3 Specialty ETFs Shedding Assets (XLF, XLI)

    May 3, 2016
    Study these specialty exchange-traded funds that suffered substantial outflows in 2015 and early 2016 to get a better sense ...
  38. AMD Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers

    May 2, 2016
    Learn about several important computer and gaming hardware companies that serve as key customers for Advanced Micro Devices ...
  39. QQQ: An ETF Performance Case Study

    May 2, 2016
    Explore how seasonal trading trends have helped the PowerShares QQQ ETF beat its tracking index since 2012, including the ...
  40. XLG vs. MGC: Comparing Mega-Cap ETFs

    May 2, 2016
    Discover how mega-cap stocks have fared in 2016 and read a comparative analysis of the Guggenheim S&P 500 Top 50 ETF and ...
  41. Can Nintendo Make A Comeback with NX Console? (NTDOY)

    May 2, 2016
    Can the new device reestablish Nintendo's status as a gaming powerhouse?
  42. DXD vs. DDM: Comparing Leveraged Dow Jones Equity ETFs

    May 2, 2016
    Discover two exchange-traded funds that give leveraged exposure to Dow Jones equity, and see a comparison of their structures, ...
  43. SGENX: First Eagle Global Fund Performance Case Study

    May 2, 2016
    Discover the historical trends regarding the First Eagle Global Fund, including the fund's strongest, weakest and most consistent ...
  44. SSO vs. UPRO: Comparing Leveraged U.S. Equity ETFs

    May 2, 2016
    Discover how the leveraged exchange-traded-fund SSO compares to UPRO, and determine which one is the right fit for your portfolio ...
  45. GSLC: Goldman's Large Cap ActiveBeta ETF

    May 1, 2016
    Learn about Goldman Sachs' new ActiveBeta exchange-traded funds, and discover an analysis and the characteristics of the ...
  46. AMECX: Income Fund of America Performance Case Study

    April 30, 2016
    Learn about The Income Fund of America, including an information overview, a historical look at the fund's returns and trend ...
  47. VBINX: Vanguard Balanced Index Fund Performance Case Study

    April 30, 2016
    Explore the consistent returns of the Vanguard Balanced Index Fund Investor Shares, including the reason behind its low volatility ...
  48. AWSHX: American Funds Washington Mutual Investors Portfolio Trends ...

    April 30, 2016
    Discover portfolio trends in the American Funds Washington Mutual Investors Fund that has it positioned for growth in 2016, ...
  49. VBINX: Vanguard Balanced Index Fund Trends in 2016

    April 30, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the Vanguard Balanced Index Fund, and discover how the fund's makeup has evolved over the previous ...
  50. DODBX: Dodge & Cox Balanced Fund Performance Case Study

    April 29, 2016
    Explore the returns of the Dodge & Cox Balanced Fund since 2012, as well as the seasonal trading patterns when the fund registers ...
  51. The Chart of This ETF Suggests That Tech Stocks Are Headed Lower ...

    April 29, 2016
    Technology stocks have recently broken below key levels of support. These charts suggest that the next move is lower.
  52. FUSEX: Fidelity Spartan 500 Index Fund Investor Portfolio Trends ...

    April 29, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the Fidelity Spartan 500 Index Fund Investor Shares, and study how the fund's makeup has evolved ...
  53. ABALX: American Funds American Balanced Fund Performance Case ...

    April 29, 2016
    Explore the performance of the American Funds American Balanced Fund, including how the fund limits volatility, as well as ...
  54. ANCFX: American Funds Fundamental Investors Performance Case ...

    April 28, 2016
    Explore the yearly returns of the American Funds Fundamental Investors Class A shares since 2012, including the months when ...
  55. FUSEX: Fidelity Spartan 500 Index Fund Performance Case Study

    April 28, 2016
    Explore the performance of the Fidelity Spartan 500 Index Fund since 2012 and discover the months when the fund is most likely ...
  56. CDC vs. DLN: Comparing Dividend-Oriented ETFs

    April 28, 2016
    Take a look at an overview and comparison of two dividend-oriented ETFs to learn the respective advantages and disadvantages ...
  57. QQQ vs. OEF: Comparing Large Cap ETFs

    April 27, 2016
    Discover and compare two large-cap exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Learn about their purposes, strategies, characteristics ...
  58. 3 Large-Cap Value Mutual Funds for Bull and Bear Markets (MLVEX, ...

    April 26, 2016
    Explore the large-cap value mutual funds that have captured at least 96% of the S&P 500's returns over the last three years ...
  59. This Is What Mark Zuckerberg's Portfolio Looks Like (FB, MSFT)

    April 25, 2016
    Find out where the sixth-richest billionaire on the Forbes List, Mark Zuckerberg, invests his money to continue securing ...
  60. Microsoft Stock: An Earnings Case Study (MSFT)

    April 25, 2016
    Examine Microsoft's historic and forecast earnings. Analyze the factors driving recent EPS performance and shaping consensus ...
  61. The Top 5 Companies Paying Dividends (JNJ, XOM)

    April 25, 2016
    Explore analyses of the top five dividend-paying companies, and learn about their trailing 12-month dividend payouts and ...
  62. Microsoft Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (MSFT, YHOO)

    April 24, 2016
    Discover the five key suppliers that keep Microsoft's cloud strategy on track, and learn which suppliers could help your ...
  63. ABALX: Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    April 24, 2016
    Discover the five largest holdings in the American Funds American Balanced A Fund, along with key performance metrics for ...
  64. VTI: An ETF Performance Case Study

    April 24, 2016
    Evaluate the performance of the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF from 2012 to present, and identify seasonal trends in the ...
  65. 5 Reliable Dividend Stocks

    April 22, 2016
    We quickly analyze five stocks that have rewarded investors over the long haul. Here's why they may make some sense for your ...
  66. Microsoft Stock Down on Q3 Earnings Miss (MSFT)

    April 21, 2016
    With growth concerns now on the minds of investors, MSFT stock may be under pressure at least through the next quarter.
  67. Global Technology: 4 Key Industry Players (MSFT, IBM)

    April 21, 2016
    Discover the technology companies that are global key industry players based on annual sales, and obtain a brief analysis ...
  68. How Does Betterment Automate ETF Selection? (IBM, MSFT)

    April 21, 2016
    Learn how Betterment uses automation to simplify the investing process and lower costs for investors. Discover why using ...
  69. The Share Buyback Report: The Technology Sector

    April 20, 2016
    Watch for a stock's share price to respond favorably at the outset of a share buyback program before assuming that gains ...
  70. Microsoft Stock Still a Buy on Cloud Momentum (MSFT)

    April 20, 2016
    While Microsoft shares don't scream bargain today at near all-time highs, they won't get cheaper, thanks to the company's ...
  71. AMECX: Portfolio Trends in 2016

    April 20, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the Income Fund of America from American Funds, and study how its makeup has evolved between ...
  72. SGENX: Portfolio Trends in 2016

    April 19, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the First Eagle Global Fund, and study how the fund's makeup has evolved between March 2015 and ...
  73. PWC vs. VTHR: Comparing Total Market ETFs

    April 16, 2016
    Learn about the similarities and differences between PWC and VTHR. Explore the characteristics of the ETFs that impact investor ...
  74. DIA vs. IWL: Comparing ETFs with the Largest U.S. Companies

    April 15, 2016
    Find out how the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF compares with the iShares Russell Top 200 as mega-cap exchange-traded ...
  75. Microsoft Sues DoJ Over Data Request Order (MSFT)

    April 15, 2016
    Microsoft is fighting for customer privacy and its right to tell customers what it has turned over to law enforcement,
  76. VWINX: Top 5 Holdings Analysis (MSFT, WFC)

    April 15, 2016
    Learn about the Vanguard Wellesley Income Investor Class mutual fund and its portfolio make-up, and get a complete analysis ...
  77. Guess Who Just Sued the Justice Department? (MSFT)

    April 14, 2016
    Microsoft wants to let you know if the government has been going through your things.
  78. VGT: A Tech ETF Still Attracting Flows

    April 14, 2016
    Learn about the strong inflows of Vanguard's Information Technology Index ETF during market weakness, suggesting its popularity ...
  79. ANCFX: Portfolio Trends in 2016

    April 13, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the American Funds Fundamental Investors fund, and determine how the fund's makeup has evolved ...
  80. ABALX: Portfolio Trends in 2016

    April 13, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the American Balanced Fund from American Funds, and learn how the fund's makeup has evolved between ...
  81. Facebook F8 Conference: Day Two Updates (FB, MSFT)

    April 13, 2016
    VR selfie sticks, terrestrial connectivity, and development platforms were Facebook's big announcements for day two of the ...
  82. 3 Key Questions to Ask Prior to an ETF Investment

    April 13, 2016
    Discover which factors to consider before investing in an ETF, such as the goal of your investment, the preferred asset class, ...
  83. VTI vs. IWV: Comparing Total Market ETFs

    April 9, 2016
    Find out how the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index ETF compares with the iShares Russell 3000 ETF in terms of portfolio composition, ...
  84. FLPSX: Fidelity Low-Priced Stock Fund Portfolio Trends in 2016

    April 8, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the Fidelity Low-Priced Stock Fund, and learn how the fund's makeup has evolved between March ...
  85. The 3 Largest Global ETFs (VEU, ACWI)

    April 7, 2016
    Discover the benefits of the largest global ETFs, including exposure to emerging and developed markets, the full range of ...
  86. VBINX: Vanguard Balanced Index Fund's Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    April 7, 2016
    Examine the top five portfolio holdings of the popular Vanguard Balanced Index Fund Investor Shares, a large blend mutual ...
  87. VFIFX: Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    April 5, 2016
    Learn how the Vanguard Target Retirement 2050 (VFIFX) fund is structured and an analysis of its top 5 holdings, which are ...
  88. The Market In 5 Minutes: Tuesday, April 5, 2016

    April 5, 2016
    Below is a tool used by the Benzinga News Desk each trading day -- it's a look at everything happening in the market, in ...
  89. The 10 Cheapest Vanguard ETFs (VOO, VTI)

    April 4, 2016
    Find out the 10 cheapest Vanguard exchange-traded funds ETFs going into 2016 and how the large investment company is able ...
  90. Apple Turns 40, Analysts Turn Bullish (AAPL, MSFT)

    April 4, 2016
    True, no one is thinking today that Apple won't be around in another 40 years, but there are doubts that the company can ...
  91. VWELX: Vanguard Wellington Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    April 3, 2016
    Explore an overview of the Vanguard Wellington Fund, and learn about its top five holdings, which are Wells Fargo, Alphabet, ...
  92. ANCFX: Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    April 3, 2016
    Learn about the American Funds Fundamental Investors portfolio, a mutual fund which has a solid track record of above-average ...
  93. SGENX: First Eagle Global Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    April 3, 2016
    Learn about the First Eagle Global Class A mutual fund, including details about the fund's asset allocation and an analysis ...
  94. DODGX: Dodge & Cox Stock Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    April 2, 2016
    Take a look at the top five portfolio holdings of the Dodge & Cox Stock Fund, along with an overview of this Morningstar ...
  95. VWINX: Vanguard Wellesley Income Fund Portfolio Trends in 2016

    April 1, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the Vanguard Wellesley Income Fund, and see how its composition has evolved over the last 12 ...
  96. Microsoft's Azure: The Engine in BMW's Mobile App

    April 1, 2016
    It could be a mistake to part with MSFT stock, especially now that it has BMW–and who knows what else–in its driveway.
  97. How to Play the Coming AI Revolution(GOOGL,AAPL)

    March 30, 2016
    As the AI and robotics industry is expected to grow by leaps and bounds, these companies present some safe bets on the very ...
  98. Apple May Up Dividend to Match Microsoft, Cisco (AAPL, MSFT)

    March 30, 2016
    Apple's slow-growth status may compel CEO Tim Cook to get the company's yield inline with other Dow Jones tech bellwethers ...
  99. DODBX: Dodge & Cox Balanced Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    March 29, 2016
    See the top five holdings in the top-performing Dodge & Cox Balanced Fund. This mutual fund was launched in 1931 and has ...
  100. What to Expect at Microsoft Build Conference 2016 (MSFT)

    March 29, 2016
    The Microsoft Build conference offers the firm the chance to court developers and showcase its latest technology advancements. ...
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