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  1. 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 ...
  2. How Will Bitcoin 2.0 Change The World? (MSFT, OSTK)

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

    April 10, 2015
    FutureAdvisor is capitalizing on the proliferation of data and advances in technology to automate investing and financial ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. What Education Do You Need To Become A Billionaire? (MSFT, ORCL)

    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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. Apple App Store (AAPL, GOOG)

    April 2, 2015
    The Apple App Store is where customers can buy and download digital software and mobile apps.
  8. 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.
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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?
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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, ...
  13. The Importance of Excel in Business

    March 24, 2015
    Microsoft Excel is an indispensable tool for any business.
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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.
  18. Facebook's Future Technologies

    February 13, 2015
    Facebook is expanding its operations to include a some cool, futuristic technologies.
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. Book Reliable Profits With Pullback Strategies

    February 4, 2015
    Pullbacks generate all sorts of trading opportunities after an active trend thrusts higher or lower.
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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?
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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.
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. Invest Like A Modern Day Rockefeller

    December 8, 2014
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. Dow, S&P 500 Little Changed Despite Upward 3Q GDP Revision

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

    November 25, 2014
  38. 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.
  39. How To Protect Your Intellectual Property

    October 27, 2014
    Intellectual property rights - patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights - protect creators of everything from new ...
  40. 5 More Ways 3D Printing Is Taking Over The World: 3D Systems ...

    October 3, 2014
  41. Stock Quotes Explained

    September 30, 2014
    Curious about how stock quotes are compiled and what a trader should know about how? Read on.
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. Essential Strategies For Trading Volume

    September 15, 2014
    Looking to trade using volume? Have a look at these essential tips.
  46. 5 Businesses That Started During A Recession

    September 5, 2014
    These companies found success despite being started during economic downturns.
  47. 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.
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
  51. 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.
  52. 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.
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. The Real Secret To Microsoft's Success

    March 20, 2014
    Microsoft is no longer in the raw experimentation stage common to young and growing companies. Rather, its main goal is to ...
  58. Look To Tech For Big Dividend Potential

    March 18, 2014
    Historically, the technology sector hasn’t been known for its dividend prowess. However, that is rapidly changing. For investors, ...
  59. Console Wars Heating Up

    March 11, 2014
    With Nintendo's Wii U now more than a year old, the two remaining members of the triopoly of video game console makers - ...
  60. This Tech Stock Is Just Pennies Away From A Breakout

    February 26, 2014
    Software giant Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) is reportedly cutting the price of its Windows 8.1 operating system for manufacturers ...
  61. Netflix: Should You Buy Or Hold Or Sell?

    February 5, 2014
    Ultimately, an investor has to trust the decisions and strategies of the company’s management. History is on the side of ...
  62. How To Earn 30% A Year From Microsoft -- Without Buying A Single ...

    January 22, 2014
    It costs about five times as much to insure a Ferrari than a regular car. That&#39;s partly because with top speeds above ...
  63. Ten Money Managers Worth Following

    December 23, 2013
    Generally speaking, most retail investors along with the media outlets tend to closely follow the moves of well-known investors ...
  64. Which Dow 'Dogs' Are Poised To Beat The Pack In 2014?

    December 20, 2013
    It's been a good year for stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average, as 28 of the 30 components have risen in ...
  65. The State Of The Tech Titans

    December 4, 2013
    The Technology sector has been a top performer and the only one holding out for a gain over the last week. Here's the outlook ...
  66. How To Benefit When CEOs Step Down

    September 17, 2013
    We’ve picked five examples of recent (last five years) CEO retirements that caused an unusually large move - up or down - ...
  67. Workday Working Some Major Market Mojo

    August 20, 2013
    Workday may be about to radically change enterprise software, but the market has already gone crazy with valuation.
  68. Move On Gold's 'Buy' Signal If This Happens

    July 22, 2013
    Traders have been buying everything this month, and that could continue to push prices higher in stocks while fueling a turnaround ...
  69. Google Building For A Bigger Future

    July 19, 2013
    Investors don't like the margin impact, but Google continues to develop new long-term growth opportunities.
  70. Don't Make The Same Devastating Investing Mistake As Apple

    July 11, 2013
    Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) has a monster of a problem. The maker of iPhones and iPads has roughly $137 billion of cash on its balance ...
  71. Best Buy: Is E-Commerce Its Savior?

    June 25, 2013
    Best Buy held its annual meeting June 20. The message it sent was clear: its stores are a big part of its future, especially ...
  72. Why Did Google Want Waze so Badly?

    June 18, 2013
    Google acquired Waze on June 11. Why does the company want this single app so badly?
  73. Know Your Stock Cost Basis

    May 15, 2013
    Understanding equity cost basis is critical for tracking the gains or losses of an investment.
  74. Why Smart Investors Are Pouring Trillions into This Type Of Stock

    January 18, 2013
    For decades, analysts have heralded small-cap stocks as the real growers in the stock market. And they're right to some extent; ...
  75. How Do Internet Browsers Make Money?

    December 27, 2012
    A look into ways that the top 3 Internet browsers make their money.
  76. 5 Easy Ways to Cash In on US Dividends

    April 26, 2012
    If you’re outside the US looking in, there are important pros and cons to adding exchange traded funds from America to your ...
  77. What You Need to Know About Facebook Delaying Its IPO

    April 25, 2012
    Facebook is planning for one of the largest IPOs in tech history, but the actual event might be postponed due to a series ...
  78. This Strategy Still Pays Big Dividends

    February 18, 2012
    Despite the risk-on switch in the market so far this year, yield plays still have a place in the bull and a fair bit of room ...
  79. 2011's Biggest Mergers and Acquisitions

    December 30, 2011
    M&amp;A activity rebounded in a big way in 2011. Here's a look back at the biggest mergers and acquisitions during the year.
  80. 5 Video Game Stocks to Power up your Portfolio

    November 8, 2011
    Learn about some of the biggest players in this multibillion dollar industry!
  81. 3 Reasons To Own Ecolab

    October 18, 2011
    Smart investors looke beyond the numbers. Here are three reasons you should invest in Ecolab.
  82. What Do AA+ And AAA Credit Ratings Mean?

    August 10, 2011
    Whether you held a AAA or AA+ rating, the difference didn't seem to matter to Mr. Market on Monday.
  83. When to Favor Options Over Stocks

    July 29, 2011
    Traders choose options over stocks for their versatility and limited risk, but there are certain drawbacks as well. These ...
  84. Piggyback The Smart Money

    July 4, 2011
    Here are some of the biggest market pundits' latest calls and how you can profit from them.
  85. Earnings Preview for April 28

    April 27, 2011
    Here are four major earnings announcements for April 28.
  86. A Walk In The Clouds With Datacenter REITs

    March 31, 2011
    As internet traffic is set to triple by 2014, the datacenter REITs are poised to be a backdoor player in the growth of cloud ...
  87. High Return On Equity Businesses

    March 3, 2011
    Companies with high returns on equity usually see an increasing stock price in the future.
  88. Is Salesforce.com's P/E Ratio Justified?

    December 16, 2010
    Salesforce.com is a leader in its field - but is the company really worth what the numbers would have you believe?
  89. Treasury Shares Wreak Havoc On Retained Earnings

    December 14, 2010
    Aeropostale's retirement of 47.5 million shares in October is worth looking into.
  90. Tech Needs Love Now

    May 14, 2010
    The tech space is worth looking at right now, and IBM especially.
  91. America's Biggest Companies Look Reasonably Priced

    March 12, 2010
    These giants offer investors a reasonable dividend and strong, dependable earnings.
  92. Cash Heavy Companies

    March 8, 2010
    Large cash holdings and strong balance sheets means these companies could lead the way to recovery.
  93. Cramer's Four Horsemen Still In The Saddle

    August 20, 2009
    Cramer's "must have" tech stock picks should continue to outperform.
  94. Invest With The Gates Foundation

    June 17, 2009
    Bill Gates didn't become the world's richest person being lucky. Learn about the man who handles his money.
  95. Leverage

    February 15, 2009
    1. The use of various financial instruments or borrowed capital, such as margin, to increase the potential return of an investment. ...
  96. The Eternal Struggle: Growth Vs. Value

    October 24, 2008
    Learn the difference between growth and value, and which one wins in the current economic scenario.
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