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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. MSFT to Start Charging Users for Windows Upgrade (MSFT, AAPL)

    May 9, 2016
    Microsoft will start charging for Windows 10 upgrades in July.
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. Can Nintendo Make A Comeback with NX Console? (NTDOY)

    May 2, 2016
    Can the new device reestablish Nintendo's status as a gaming powerhouse?
  20. 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, ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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.
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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.
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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,
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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.
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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, ...
  54. 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, ...
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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 ...
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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.
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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. ...
  63. Has Microsoft Become the Ultimate Value Stock? (MSFT)

    March 29, 2016
    Despite its shares surging more than 23% and 32% in the respective six months and twelve months, Microsoft remains an ultimate ...
  64. No, Yahoo is Not Really Worth $10B (YHOO)

    March 28, 2016
    Yahoo's for sale and they're asking $10 billion. But that's not what they're worth.
  65. Microsoft May Back Private Equity Bid for Yahoo (MSFT, YHOO)

    March 28, 2016
    Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) is meeting with private equity firms that are interested in making a bid for Yahoo Inc. (NASDAQ: ...
  66. Are Share Buybacks Propping Up the Market? (AAPL, MSFT)

    March 28, 2016
    Companies are repurchasing their own shares at a rate not seen in nearly a decade, prompting observers to fret that demand ...
  67. The 3 Fastest Growing Vanguard ETFs (VOO)

    March 27, 2016
    Discover three exchange-traded funds managed by the Vanguard Group that witnessed their assets under management grow most ...
  68. The Ultimate Bull: Laszlo Birinyi's Bet on the S&P

    March 26, 2016
    Find out about stock market guru Laszlo Birinyi's latest forecast and why he is so optimistic about the future of the stock ...
  69. The 5 Biggest Chinese Software Companies (CHL, TCEHY)

    March 25, 2016
    Read about the five largest and most influential software companies in China, including a new startup considered to be an ...
  70. Exploring Schwab's Suite of Inexpensive U.S. Equity ETFs (SCHX, ...

    March 25, 2016
    Discover Schwab's most popular low-cost exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for equities, which are also highly ranked by Morningstar.
  71. TRBCX: Portfolio Trends in 2016

    March 25, 2016
    Learn about the portfolio shifts in the T. Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth Fund for 2016 and consider whether the fund is right ...
  72. Enterprise Resource Planning (SAP, ORCL)

    March 24, 2016
    The many benefits of ERP systems such as greater control, improved productivity and better integration offset risks such ...
  73. 4 Best Dividend-Paying U.S. Equity ETFs (HDV)

    March 24, 2016
    Find out which U.S. equity dividend-paying exchange-traded funds are the best for dividend yield, total return performance ...
  74. PRWCX: Portfolio Trends in 2016

    March 24, 2016
    Discover how the portfolio trends in the T.Rowe Price Capital Appreciation Fund helped to keep performance positive in 2 ...
  75. DODGX: Portfolio Trends in 2016

    March 24, 2016
    Discover the year-over-year portfolio trends in the Dodge and Cox Stock Fund ("DODGX") and learn if its strategy can help ...
  76. DODBX: Portfolio Trends in 2016

    March 23, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the Dodge & Cox Balanced Fund, and study how its makeup and allocation have evolved in the last ...
  77. The 5 Biggest Tech Stocks in the S&P 500 ETF (SPY, AAPL)

    March 23, 2016
    Learn about the information technology sector's presence in the S&P 500 and discover the five largest technology components ...
  78. The 5 Highest Paid Executives in the Information Technology Sector ...

    March 20, 2016
    Discover the identity of the highest paid executives in the information technology sector, and how their successful and lucrative ...
  79. VWINX: Overview of Vanguard Wellesley Income Fund

    March 19, 2016
    Learn the highlights of the Vanguard Wellesley Income Fund in this overview, including its investment objective, management ...
  80. (VT) Vanguard Total World Stock Index ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 19, 2016
    Find out which of the world's most valuable companies hold the top five positions in the Vanguard Total World Stock Index ...
  81. (VGT) Vanguard Information Technology ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 19, 2016
    Identify the top five holdings in the Vanguard Information Technology exchange-traded fund (ETF), and evaluate each company's ...
  82. VBINX: Overview of Vanguard Balanced Index Fund

    March 19, 2016
    Find out about the Vanguard Balanced Index Inv in this fund overview, which includes highlights of its management, portfolio ...
  83. (XLK) Technology SPDR ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 18, 2016
    Discover the top five largest technology holdings in the XLK technology ETF, and learn how these stocks may help power your ...
  84. SPY S&P 500 SPDR ETF: Top 5 Holdings (AAPL, MSFT)

    March 16, 2016
    Learn about how the history of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF and how it is managed. Discover the top five stock positions held within ...
  85. 5 Mutual Funds for Dividend Investors from Morningstar (VDIGX, ...

    March 16, 2016
    Find out which five highly rated dividend funds are Morningstar favorites for their strong yields and overall performance ...
  86. (IXN) iShares Global Technology ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 16, 2016
    Learn about the iShares Global Technology ETF and its portfolio's top five holdings, which are Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, ...
  87. Information Technology Sector: Industries Snapshot (XLK, MSFT)

    March 16, 2016
    Discover the eight industries shaping the information technology sector of the S&P 500, and learn which of its largest companies ...
  88. 5 Popular Tech ETFs in 2016 (XLK, AAPL)

    March 15, 2016
    Discover the five most popular technology ETFs for 2016, as measured by assets under management.
  89. 5 Predictions for Virtual Reality in 2016 (F, SNE)

    March 13, 2016
    Discover the top five predictions for virtual reality (VR) in 2016, and why this is the year that it may finally get a mainstream ...
  90. AT&T Uses IoT Technology to Create Connected Wheelchair (T, VZ)

    March 13, 2016
    Find out about AT&T's partnership with Swedish wheelchair manufacturer Permobil to launch an IoT-powered wireless wheelchair ...
  91. VGT Vs. SMH: Comparing Technology ETFs

    March 12, 2016
    Consider investing in a technology sector ETF as interest rates rise. Recent bearish trading activity brings bargains for ...
  92. Stock Buyback Report: Was it a Smart Strategy in 2015? (AAPL, ...

    March 11, 2016
    Find out the story behind company stock buyback programs and how some of the larger stock buybacks of 2015 have fared for ...
  93. 5 C-Level Execs Poached From fortune 500 Companies (PG, TWTR)

    March 11, 2016
    Learn which high-level executives were poached from Fortune 500 companies and how their departures could hurt their former ...
  94. VEU Vs. VT: Comparing Global Equity ETFs

    March 8, 2016
    Compare two of the most widely held ETFs, both offered by Vanguard, that provide investors broad exposure to the global equities ...
  95. The World's Top 10 Technology Companies (AAPL, GOOGL)

    March 8, 2016
    Learn about the top 10 technology companies in the world, their market values, exciting projects and recently released revenue ...
  96. Microsoft Could Head Much Higher (MSFT)

    March 8, 2016
    Microsoft may start a successful assault at multi-decade resistance near 60.
  97. Top 5 Positions in J.P. Morgan's Portfolio (JPM, SPY)

    March 4, 2016
    Learn about the top five holdings that JPMorgan Chase & Co. uses as a base for its $2.4 trillion investment portfolio.
  98. 5 Best Stocks in a Rising Rate Environment (TCBI, ZION)

    February 29, 2016
    Get information and current analysis on five of the best potential stocks for investors to consider in a rising interest ...
  99. 5 Times Goldman Sachs Got It Wrong in 2015 (GS, MSFT)

    February 27, 2016
    Read about five times when analysts at the investment bank Goldman Sachs got it wrong in 2015, including a cheating scandal ...
  100. Top 5 Positions in Charles Brandes' Portfolio (ERJ, MSFT)

    February 27, 2016
    Learn about Charles Brandes' investment philosophy and largest positions. To which industries is Brandes exposed and how ...
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