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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. (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 ...
  5. (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 ...
  6. Overview of Vanguard Balanced Index Fund (VBINX)

    March 19, 2016
    Find out about the Vanguard Balanced Index Inv in this fund overview, which includes highlights of its management, portfolio ...
  7. (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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. (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, ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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.
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. Microsoft Could Head Much Higher (MSFT)

    March 8, 2016
    Microsoft may start a successful assault at multi-decade resistance near 60.
  21. 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.
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. Bill Gates, Majority of Americans: Unlock iPhone

    February 23, 2016
    Bill Gates has come out in support of the FBI's position in its battle with Apple Inc. over unlocking an iPhone owned by ...
  26. Google Is Banning Flash, but That's A-OK (GOOGL, ADBE)

    February 18, 2016
    Why everyone dumping Flash for HTML5 is a good thing for Adobe.
  27. 6 Stocks Retirees Should Consider in 2016 (JNJ,RAI,MSFT,SYY,GIS)

    February 16, 2016
    These stocks don't just pay relatively generous dividends. They're also likely to be able, like Leonardo di Caprio, to survive ...
  28. IBM Offers Open Source Blockchain Code (IBM)

    February 16, 2016
    International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) announced Tuesday that it would donate 44,000 lines of blockchain​ code to the ...
  29. Analyzing Microsoft's Return on Equity (ROE) (MSFT)

    February 13, 2016
    Discover a detailed analysis of Microsoft's historical return on equity, and learn how its ROE stacks up to its competitors ...
  30. Apple's Endgame in Giving Schools Free Stuff

    February 10, 2016
    Technology has the potential to rebuild the future and the fortunes of businesses. Apple Inc. seems to have realized it.
  31. Will Apple's New Corporate Cloud Strategy Bear Fruit? (AAPL, ...

    February 9, 2016
    With some $216 billion in cash on its balance sheet, Apple can afford tons of talent, if not buy its way into the cloud via ...
  32. Top 5 Stocks Traded in the U.S. (GE, BAC)

    February 9, 2016
    Learn about the top stocks traded in the United States in terms of average daily trading volume: GE, Apple, Bank of America, ...
  33. GoPro Shares Rise 10% on Acquisition Talks (GPRO, MSFT)

    February 9, 2016
    It seems the market is excited about the possibility that another management team can revive GoPro.
  34. GoPro Shares Rise on Microsoft License Agreement (GPRO, MSFT)

    February 8, 2016
    Combined with GoPro's plans to cut some 7% of its workforce to reduce costs; profits--despite current struggles -- may not ...
  35. Top 5 Companies Owned By Microsoft (MSFT)

    February 3, 2016
    Find out about Microsoft's most newsworthy acquisitions. Microsoft acquired Skype in 2011 to expand its footprint in the ...
  36. Governments Ask Tech Giants to Join War on ISIS

    February 2, 2016
    In the US and Israel, governments have asked their respective nations' tech industries to help in the war against ISIS.
  37. FCC Looks to Disrupt the Cable Set-Top Box Market

    January 29, 2016
    With the traditional set-top box lacking multifunction features such as automation, unlike the AppleTV, PlayStation or Xbox, ...
  38. Microsoft Earnings Powered by Cloud Momentum (MSFT)

    January 29, 2016
    Thanks to the popularity of Windows 10, Azure Cloud and Xbox console, the company looks well diversified to deliver revenue ...
  39. How Will Apple Perform in 2016?

    January 27, 2016
    Apple's reputation and reality have been two different things over the past year. Investors should take notice going forward. ...
  40. Microsoft's Earnings Are All About Cloud Momentum

    January 26, 2016
    As long as Microsoft's cloud momentum exists, investors won't mind paying a higher multiple for its shares.
  41. IBM Isn't Worried About Its Stock Tanking. This Is Why.

    January 22, 2016
    IBM is experiencing a dearth of revenue growth and earnings performance as its older business channels die on the vine. The ...
  42. Are These the Best Stock Buys Right Now?

    January 20, 2016
    The market is volatile but this presents opportunities. Here are a few to consider.
  43. The Top 5 Large Cap Technology Stocks for 2016 (FB, GOOG)

    January 14, 2016
    Discover the top five tech stocks to buy in 2016, or even before, including four blue-chip American giants and one Chinese ...
  44. 3 Dividend Software Stocks You Should Consider Buying (MSFT, ...

    January 14, 2016
    Learn about three software companies -- Microsoft Corporation, Oracle Corporation and Symantec Corporation -- which provide ...
  45. Why Tech Startups are Taking Sweden by Storm

    January 13, 2016
    Investors searching for the ideal place to funnel their venture capital might be surprised to find that Sweden is home to ...
  46. Microsoft: An Activist Investment Analysis (MSFT)

    January 12, 2016
    Find out how hedge fund ValueAct Capital managed to turn a 0.8% position in Microsoft stock into a CEO change, a place on ...
  47. 3 Dividend Computer Hardware Stocks You Should Consider Buying ...

    January 12, 2016
    Discover three dividend hardware stocks that you should consider buying, including two big household names that are poised ...
  48. The Hits and Misses of 2015

    January 11, 2016
    While there was no shortage of misses in 2015, a year when most mainstream investments fared poorly, a number of hits came ...
  49. Microsoft's Cloud Leadership Rains Stock Rewards

    January 11, 2016
    It's not often a company, which established a leadership position in one high-growth industry in a certain era, successfully ...
  50. The Top 4 Dividend Paying Hardware Stocks for 2016 (GRMN, QCOM)

    January 7, 2016
    Discover the top four dividend stocks in the hardware industry, including one long-standing blue chip and a few value investments ...
  51. Are These the Top Dividend-Paying Stocks of 2016?

    January 7, 2016
    These five dividend-paying stocks have the potential to outperform in 2016 when it comes to total return.
  52. Are These 2016's Best Tech Stocks? (AMZN, NFLX)

    January 4, 2016
    If you stick with the theory that the winners keep winning on Wall Street these five technology stocks should be on your ...
  53. The Top 3 Hardware Stocks for 2016 (NTGR, MSFT)

    December 30, 2015
    Discover the top three hardware tech stocks for 2016, including one bargain-priced blue chip Warren Buffet is crazy about ...
  54. Search Engines That Compete With Google

    December 28, 2015
    While Bing now controls a substantial part of the online search market, the real threat to Google's dominance may come from ...
  55. VTI: Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF

    December 23, 2015
    Learn how the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF provides an extremely diversified exposure to the entire universe of US securities ...
  56. The Top 5 Dividend Paying Software Stocks for 2016 (MSFT, INFY)

    December 21, 2015
    Find out which five dividend-paying stocks in the software sector can bring the best yields and growth potential to your ...
  57. Barron's Recap: The New Microsoft (And How It Could Rise 30% ...

    December 21, 2015
    The cover story in this weekend's Barron's offers a look at the outcome of cultural changes in Satya Nadella's Microsoft. ...
  58. Tracking Money Flow In The DJ Industrial Average (AAPL, MSFT)

    December 17, 2015
    Tracking Dow money flow allows market players to identify the index components most likely to produce reliable profits.
  59. These 3 Dow Stocks Are Your Safest Bets for 2016

    December 11, 2015
    It'll be a difficult environment for stocks in the coming year, but the good news is that there are a few long-term winners. ...
  60. Microsoft's 3 Key Financial Ratios (MSFT)

    December 10, 2015
    Find out what the important financial ratios for Microsoft are and how they are applied to explain certain aspects of the ...
  61. Microsoft's New Reporting Structure: A Closer Look (MSFT)

    December 7, 2015
    Learn about the changes being made to the reporting structure of Microsoft's books and how they will affect the way investors ...
  62. An Overview of Businesses Owned by Microsoft (MSFT)

    December 7, 2015
    Microsoft is much more than a software company. Here are five businesses owned by the multi-billion dollar conglomerate.
  63. Is Google Beginning to Lose Its Dominance in Search?

    December 5, 2015
    While Google remains king on the desktop, the migration to mobile threatens its leadership in search.
  64. How To Outperform Warren Buffett Using Market Simulators (BABA, ...

    December 3, 2015
    That moment when you realize you just booked $108 million dollars in less than an hour: it puts butterflies in your stomach.
  65. Blockchain Boom Could be the Next Big Thing for Tech Startups 

    November 19, 2015
    Blockchain technology offers startups the ability to create flexible and secure businesses. It's a growing trend, but startups' ...
  66. Why All of the World's Top 10 Companies Are American (AAPL, GOOL)

    November 11, 2015
    The top 10 companies in the world by market capitalization are all American, but history shows that such dominance in the ...
  67. Apple Vs. Microsoft Vs. Google: How Their Business Models Compare ...

    November 10, 2015
    Learn about the different business models that have propelled Apple, Google and Microsoft to be the most valuable companies ...
  68. Yahoo, Google Back Together in Search Deal

    November 5, 2015
    Google and Yahoo have signed a search deal yet again. The question is whether this one will stick.
  69. Taser Lands Largest-Ever Body Cam Order (TASR, AMZN)

    November 4, 2015
    Taser International (NASDAQ: TASR) investors got a shock when the stun gun maker reported third quarter earnings on Nov. ...
  70. Best Teleconference Software For Small Businesses

    October 30, 2015
    Here's a look at some teleconferencing software and apps that could suit a number of small business requirements.
  71. Pandora Frustrated With Spotify, Vice Versa

    October 28, 2015
    As technology has evolved, the landscape of the music industry has changed from radio broadcasts to mp3 and now streaming ...
  72. Yahoo To Use Google Search Results. Yes, Again.

    October 27, 2015
    Can Google remain the world's top search engine forever? Yahoo's on-again, off-again agreement to offer Google search results ...
  73. Taser's Plan to Shock the In-Car Video Market (TASR, AMZN)

    October 26, 2015
    Police body cams have become the go-to solution for politicians following the rioting and looting in Ferguson, Baltimore, ...
  74. Why Microsoft Opened a Store on Fifth Avenue

    October 26, 2015
    Microsoft opened a flagship store right down the street from New York's flagship Apple Store.
  75. Bill Gates Biography

    October 26, 2015
    Bill Gates is an American software magnate, philanthropist, programmer and currently the richest man in the world, with a ...
  76. Microsoft Shares Hit 15-year High

    October 26, 2015
    On October 23, 2015, shares of tech giant Microsoft hit $53, a level they have not reached since the dot com bubble burst ...
  77. Seasonality of S&P 500 and Mega Cap Stocks (SPY, APPL)

    October 14, 2015
    A look at whether the S&P 500 and specific stocks tend to rally in October, November and December, and how often they do.
  78. Why Declining PC Sales Is Not Bad News (AAPL, MSFT)

    October 12, 2015
    News of the death of the computer industry is premature: though PC sales continue to fall, new tablet hybrids are a bright ...
  79. Has Apple Finally Hit the Wall With the iPhone? (MSI, MSFT)

    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.
  80. 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 ...
  81. 3 Stocks that Are Top Bets for Retirement

    October 7, 2015
    These three stocks are resilient, fundamentally sound and also pay generous dividends.
  82. NVIDIA Scores a Major Graphics Win (NVDA, INTC)

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

    September 21, 2015
    Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) recently introduced its new Internet of Things (IoT) cloud at its Dreamforce event. Salesforce.com ...
  84. 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. ...
  85. 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.
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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 ...
  88. 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 ...
  89. 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 ...
  90. 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.
  91. 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 ...
  92. Famous Celebrities Who Love Investing (BBY, FB)

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

    August 17, 2015
    Find out which three Vanguard exchange-traded funds made into the list of best Vanguard products for new and established ...
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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 ...
  96. 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.
  97. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in the Russell 200 Index (IWL, IWY)

    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 ...
  98. 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 ...
  99. How To Create Capital Protected Investment Using Options? (MSFT)

    July 31, 2015
    Does "Capital-Protection" guarantee in an investment product sound attractive? Wait! Here's how you can create a better one ...
  100. 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 ...
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