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  1. Has Apple Finally Hit the Wall With the iPhone?

    October 9, 2015
    We look at how the iPhone has sold over its brief existence and what that means for the future of the smartphone market.
  2. Is It Time To Bet On The iPad Again?

    October 7, 2015
    Apple's focus on iPad has been fairly tepid these past few years. But, the iPad Pro was the centerpiece of the company's ...
  3. 3 Stocks that Are Top Bets for Retirement

    October 7, 2015
    These three stocks are resilient, fundamentally sound and also pay generous dividends.
  4. NVIDIA Scores a Major Graphics Win

    September 30, 2015
    In the world of graphics processing units (GPUs) and visual computing, NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) is at the head of the class. ...
  5. Extends CRM Lead

    September 21, 2015 (NYSE: CRM) recently introduced its new Internet of Things (IoT) cloud at its Dreamforce event. ...
  6. Retirement Planning Using Long-Dated Options

    September 21, 2015
    Retirement planning using high-risk options? It is possible, and studies confirm better yields than conventional methods. ...
  7. These S&P 500 Companies Hold the Most Cash

    September 18, 2015
    Large cash positions allow for many different options and here's why they are beneficial to shareholders.
  8. Box Revenue Gains Not Enough For Investors

    September 17, 2015
    Despite fitting more revenue in its coffers, shares of Box (NYSE: BOX) stock are down over 6% since reporting second quarter ...
  9. All Eyes on These Triangle Patterns

    September 14, 2015
    After the late August sell off these stocks are consolidating and poised for another aggressive move. Here's what to watch ...
  10. These Sector ETFs Could Shine After A Rate Hike

    September 11, 2015
    No one seems to know exactly when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates. It could happen next week, maybe later this ...
  11. The 5 Highest Paid CEOs

    September 2, 2015
    While the media and lawmakers discuss whether it's right or wrong, these CEOs have earned gargantuan salaries in the last ...
  12. Normal Profit

    September 2, 2015
    An economic condition occurring when the difference between a firm’s total revenue and total cost is equal to zero.
  13. The Repercussions of Gravity Payments' $70K Minimum Wage

    August 18, 2015
    Gravity Payments announced in April 2015 that it would begin paying its employees a minimum salary of $70,000, but not everyone ...
  14. Famous Celebrities Who Love Investing

    August 18, 2015
    Celebrities have a bit of a bad reputation these days. These five celebrities, though, have used their fame and their money ...
  15. Top 3 Vanguard Managed ETFs

    August 17, 2015
    Find out which three Vanguard exchange-traded funds made into the list of best Vanguard products for new and established ...
  16. How Funds, ETFs Can Be Riskier than You Thought

    August 12, 2015
    Here's why it's important to pay attention to the underlying holdings in ETFs and mutual funds and how they impact overall ...
  17. Box Jumps 10% on Bullish Comments

    August 11, 2015
    Shares of cloud storage provider Box (NYSE: BOX) surged 10% on August 7th after analysts at Oppenheimer upgraded the stock ...
  18. ETF Analysis: Vanguard Total Stock Market

    August 7, 2015
    Learn how the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF provides an extremely diversified exposure to the entire universe of US securities ...
  19. The Economics of Gaming Consoles

    August 5, 2015
    Gaming consoles are sold at a loss or minimal profit to boost their sales. Companies make money on each game sold.
  20. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in the Russell 200 Index

    August 3, 2015
    Learn about three ETFs that track the Russell Top 200 Index and how these ETFs have a very high correlation with the S&P ...
  21. How Expedia Makes Money

    August 3, 2015
    Expedia has grown from a small travel website to now selling everything from airline tickets and hotel rooms to car rentals ...
  22. How To Create Capital Protected Investment Using Options?

    July 31, 2015
    Does "Capital-Protection" guarantee in an investment product sound attractive? Wait! Here's how you can create a better one ...
  23. Microsoft's Game of Catch-Up With The Dow

    July 30, 2015
    Microsoft (MSFT) underperformed the Dow Jones Industrial Average during the 2002 to 2007 bull market, but it has played catch-up ...
  24. Why We Need Antitrust Laws

    July 29, 2015
    A look at antitrust laws in the United States and the many anticompetitive practices they safeguard against.
  25. The Importance Of Office To Microsoft

    July 28, 2015
    The mobile and cloud revolution were expected to sound the death knell for the Office suite of products, but a new era is ...
  26. Strategies Activist Shareholders Follow

    July 27, 2015
    Activist shareholders, also called activist investors, are large-scale investors who use their investment power to influence ...
  27. 10 Richest, Most Successful Tech Geniuses

    July 27, 2015
    Unlike many industries, tech billionaires are mostly self-made. Many of these billionaires came from humble means and, through ...
  28. Use the Vortex Indicator Trading Strategy To Profit

    July 21, 2015
    The vortex indicator is a relatively new technical indicator, introduced in 2010, that is gaining traction with traders and ...
  29. How Patent Trolls Hurt Competition

    July 21, 2015
    Patent trolls are known to have a negative impact on the overall business ecosystem. Investopedia explores how.
  30. Samsung Announces the Galaxy Tab S2

    July 20, 2015
    Samsung (NASDAQOTH: SSNLF) recently unveiled its new 8" and 9.7" Galaxy Tab S2 tablets. The company claims that the two ...
  31. How & Why Companies Become Monopolies

    July 15, 2015
    Without competition, monopolies can raise prices and lower quality leaving consumers little choice. But monopolies can benefit ...
  32. Search Engines That Compete With Google

    July 15, 2015
    While Bing now controls a substantial part of the online search market, the real threat to Google's dominance may come from ...
  33. Intel Stock Dragged Down By Falling PC Sales

    July 13, 2015
    As if Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) did not have enough of an uphill climb already, following another tough quarter in which its ...
  34. Google Vs. Bing Vs. Yahoo: The Search Engine Wars

    July 9, 2015
    Can Google remain the world's top search engine forever, and if not, which company is poised to take over?
  35. How Skype Makes Money

    July 9, 2015
    We explain how the world's most popular VOIP app makes money.
  36. Salesforce Acquisition Could Boost Microsoft

    July 9, 2015
    A Microsoft acquisition of Salesforce, which has been speculated on, would help boost Microsoft's cloud presence and grow ...
  37. Oracle Partnership Expands Cloud Reach

    July 9, 2015
    Despite its size and leadership position in the enterprise market, Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) has been undeniably late in pursuing ...
  38. Investing in Greece: A High Risk, High Reward Strategy

    July 7, 2015
    The Pros and Cons of Investing in the Troubled Greek Economy.
  39. Samsung Will Not Give Up On Its Tizen OS

    July 2, 2015
    Samsung (NASDAQOTH: SSNLF) has an operating system which it runs on some smartphones, smart TVs, and smartwatches. Known ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. College Tuition vs. Investing: Is It Worth It?

    June 25, 2015
    With the rising cost of college and questionable career prospects awaiting college graduates, some are wondering if a college ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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?
  45. 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- ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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.
  48. 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?
  49. 10 Industries Forever Changed By Mobile Apps

    June 11, 2015
    Mobile apps and services have forever changed the way that some industries operate.
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. Is Google Becoming A Monopoly?

    June 3, 2015
    Learn about whether Google is becoming a monopoly. Monopolies are considered undesirable because they prevent competition ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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.
  58. 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, ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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.
  62. 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?
  63. 7 Bankrupt Companies That Came Back

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

    May 5, 2015
    NASDAQ provides a marketplace which offers money-making opportunities to investors. Investopedia explains how NASDAQ makes ...
  65. Could An Antitrust Investigation Destroy Google?

    May 5, 2015
    The European Commission is investigating Google's practices to see if the company is not playing fair. Investors should watch ...
  66. 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?
  67. How India Makes Money

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

    April 28, 2015
    eBay is a $68 billion ecommerce titan. Here's why.
  69. 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.
  70. 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 ...
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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.
  74. 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 ...
  75. 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 ...
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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 ...
  78. Apple App Store

    April 2, 2015
    The Apple App Store is where customers can buy and download digital software and mobile apps.
  79. 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.
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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?
  82. 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 ...
  83. 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, ...
  84. The Importance of Excel in Business

    March 24, 2015
    Microsoft Excel is an indispensable tool for any business.
  85. 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 ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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 ...
  88. 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.
  89. Facebook's Future Technologies

    February 13, 2015
    Facebook is expanding its operations to include a some cool, futuristic technologies.
  90. 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 ...
  91. 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 ...
  92. 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 ...
  93. Book Reliable Profits With Pullback Strategies

    February 4, 2015
    Pullbacks generate all sorts of trading opportunities after an active trend thrusts higher or lower.
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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 ...
  96. 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?
  97. 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 ...
  98. 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.
  99. How Apple Could Have Bought Netflix, Tesla And Twitter (And Still ...

    January 9, 2015
  100. 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 ...
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