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  1. How To Trade Forex With Bitcoin

    August 18, 2015
    We look at ways to trade forex with bitcoin and the pitfalls in doing so.
  2. Kinder Morgan and Midstream Oil

    August 10, 2015
    Kinder Morgan, Inc. is one of the biggest players in the midstream energy sector, which involves the transportation and storage ...
  3. The Top 6 ETFs For Investing in Energy

    August 7, 2015
    Find out which energy sector ETFs may be poised for a big future, including options for investors who want clean energy, ...
  4. If You Had Invested Right After Apple's IPO

    August 7, 2015
    Learn about how much a $1,000 investment in shares of Apple Incorporated would be worth if you invested at its initial public ...
  5. Shale Oil vs. Oil Shale: What's the Difference?

    August 7, 2015
    The biggest difference between oil shale and shale oil is that one is still a money making endeavor.
  6. 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 ...
  7. How Russian Sanctions Impact Western Companies

    August 5, 2015
    Last month the EU agreed to extend sanctions first imposed on Russia last year for the hostile involvement in Ukraine and ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. Exxon, Chevron Prep Street For Ugly Earnings With Nixed Projects

    July 30, 2015
    There's little question that when Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM) and Chevron (NYSE: CVX) report earnings before the market opens ...
  10. XOM: A Combination Of Dividend And Growth Or Neither?

    July 29, 2015
    Does Exxon Mobil make a good pick given its strong dividend track record with the backdrop of depressed oil prices?
  11. Exxon Positioned To Outperform Competitors

    July 27, 2015
    Analysts are keeping a close eye on Exxon Mobile as the company is scheduled to report 2Q earnings before market open on ...
  12. Who Benefits from Lifting Iran Sanctions?

    July 24, 2015
    There are multiple parties that will benefit from the lifting of Iranian sanctions and the return of the country to the international ...
  13. 3 Major Changes Resulting From Iran's Nuclear Deal

    July 24, 2015
    A deal to lift sanctions on Iran could go into effect in a couple of months. Where should investors look for opportunities ...
  14. Do Interest Rate Changes Affect Dividend Payers?

    July 21, 2015
    Interest rate changes have an effect on prices of dividend-rich stocks in interest rate sensitive sectors like utilities, ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. Looking To Invest In Texas? Here Is How

    July 1, 2015
    Ranging from energy to household names, here are some of the top investment opportunities in Texas.
  17. Apple’s New Business: Bonds

    June 26, 2015
    Apple and Oracle are using their massive cash piles to buy up corporate debt. With bond markets looking increasingly rickety, ...
  18. Buy and Hold: Comfortable, But Mind the Risks

    June 4, 2015
    Don't let the comfort of buying and holding blind you into hurting your portfolio.
  19. 3 Experts Weigh In On Oil Inventories

    June 3, 2015
    The U.S. Energy Information Administration released its weekly Petroleum Status Report Wednesday morning. The institute ...
  20. How Embargoes Affect International Business

    May 31, 2015
    One nations may impose an embargo against another as a tool of diplomacy. But it's businesses on both sides of the border ...
  21. Which oil and gas stocks pay the highest dividends?

    May 28, 2015
    Explore the oil and gas sector and learn about some companies that currently offer the highest dividend yields in this popular ...
  22. Commodity Traders are Watching These 3 Charts

    May 21, 2015
    As we head towards the summer months, many commodity traders are looking to diversify their holdings and to protect themselves ...
  23. The Long Game: Oil In 2020

    May 11, 2015
    In January, oil bottomed out at less than half its price in June. What caused the plunge, and how should long-term investors ...
  24. 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?
  25. Occidental Petroleum: No Gas Stations, No Problem

    May 1, 2015
    An in depth look at influential oil and gas company Occidental Petroleum.
  26. What is Warren Buffett's Net Worth In 2015?

    April 29, 2015
    How much is Warren Buffet worth in 2015 and what holdings does he have?
  27. Do Energy Sector CAPEX Cuts Equal Opportunity?

    April 28, 2015
    Pessimism in the oil patch has reached new levels. Does this mean the sector could be the ultimate value investing buy?
  28. The Story Behind Apple's Success

    April 28, 2015
    The marketing helps, and the media and fan frenzy never hurt; but it is the quality of the products that drive Apple's success. ...
  29. Why Last In First Out Is Banned Under IFRS

    April 21, 2015
    We explain why Last-In-First-Out is banned under IFRS
  30. Top Oil Stocks that Pay Regular Dividends

    April 21, 2015
    Eyeing oil stocks that pay regular dividends? Consider these refinery plays.
  31. 1 Natural Gas Company Gaining on Chesapeake Energy

    April 20, 2015
    For years, Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK) has been America's second largest natural gas producer. It only trails big oil ...
  32. Chesapeake Energy Wrestles Back Land From Ex-CEO

    April 15, 2015
    Earlier this year Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK) sued its founder and former CEO Aubrey McClendon, as well as the 20 investors ...
  33. Post-Election Opportunities For Nigerian Oil

    April 6, 2015
    Nigeria has an historic opportunity to reform and improve its oil industry now that elections are over.
  34. Is it Safe to Invest in MLPs Again?

    March 31, 2015
    The best bet right now for investors seeking to play a rebound in the price of oil may very well be ETFs that invest in energy ...
  35. Take Advantage of Cheap Oil, Invest in these ETFs

    March 25, 2015
    With crude oil prices at record lows, investors should consider oil ETFs over oil company stocks as ETFs more closely mirror ...
  36. Which ETF is the Best Bet: VTI or IWV?

    March 24, 2015
    A look at two quality ETFs that offer diversification, low expense ratios, and exposure to the total market.
  37. Black Gold In JR Ewing Country: Texas' Oil Economy

    February 23, 2015
    The economy of Texas is soaring because of oil and oil-derivated products and services, but is that sustainable with the ...
  38. Are These the 10 Best Oil Stocks of 2015?

    February 23, 2015
    Instead of trying to pick a bottom in oil, pick a good company. Here are 10 to consider.
  39. The Most Indebted US Oil Companies

    February 23, 2015
    The recent sharp decline in oil prices along with the industry’s high cost of operations have pushed these 10 US oil companies ...
  40. Companies Affected Most by Low Oil Prices

    February 13, 2015
    Low oil prices have affected many companies. Some consumers and producers who rely on oil as a key input benefit, while others ...
  41. Spot Chances For Profits In The Three-Step Cycle

    January 30, 2015
    Markets progress from one price level to the next through an action-reaction-resolution cycle that generates all sorts of ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. Oil Picks For Bulls And Bears

    January 15, 2015
    Everyone thought the biggest economic news of 2014 was going to fall somewhere between the end of quantitative easing, some ...
  44. The World's Top 10 Oil Companies

    January 7, 2015
    Looking to invest in the oil industry? Here is a list of world's top ten companies in that sector.
  45. 'Tis The Season For Tax-Loss Harvesting

    December 19, 2014
    With the end of the year upon investors are looking for ways to reduce their tax bill. One tactic that is often used is tax-loss ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. How To Trade The Biggest U.S. Companies In 2015

    December 15, 2014
    Apple, Microsoft, Exxon and Google have different outlooks for 2015. Here's a look at their technicals along with potential ...
  48. Is the Stock Correlation Strategy Effective?

    December 10, 2014
    The synchronized movement among stocks and markets in recent years is challenging diversification.
  49. 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 ...
  50. ConocoPhillips's Well-Oiled Profit Machine

    December 9, 2014
    By focusing on upstream production and farming out subsequent links in the chain, ConocoPhillips maximizes profits in a very ...
  51. OPEC's Decision Sends Oil Stocks Lower

    December 3, 2014
    OPEC’s decision to keep oil production on cruise control has led to declining prices. Here's a look at 3 oil stocks that ...
  52. A Total Stock Market ETF For Any Portfolio

    November 28, 2014
    Utilizing index funds and ETFs, such as Vanguard's VTI, is one of the best ways for the average investor to track the broad ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. Is Natural Gas About to Tank?

    November 21, 2014
    Despite a recent bounce in the price of some commodities, traders should remain cautious because spot prices are nearing ...
  55. How Apple And Samsung Compare ... And Coexist

    October 27, 2014
    Taking a break from how their ubiquitous smartphones stack up, investopedia takes a look at the similarities and difference ...
  56. Is Now The Time To Buy Oil?

    October 26, 2014
  57. Oil Prices Are At Two-Year Lows -- Should You Buy Now?

    October 26, 2014
  58. The Biggest Mergers & Acquisitions In The U.S.

    October 23, 2014
    M&A is a daily part of the American business world. They're based on the principle that "One plus one equals three," i.e. ...
  59. The Difference Between Oil Services And Refiners

    October 22, 2014
    Oil service companies and refiners both play an important role in the oil industry, but they tend to profit more in opposite ...
  60. Oil, Oil Stocks: What The Charts Are Saying

    October 16, 2014
    Oil prices have been under pressure over the past several weeks triggered by a move below key long-term levels of support.
  61. How AT&T Came To Serve A Third Of Americans

    September 18, 2014
    AT&T mobile phones are used by roughly a third of Americans. How it managed to accomplish that starts with a state-sponsored ...
  62. Fracking Companies: Practices, Profit Opportunities & Outlook

    September 18, 2014
    Learn about the business opportunities available to companies in the fracking, how they operate and new innovations going ...
  63. How To Profit From The "Night and Day" Aroon Oscillator

    September 16, 2014
    “Aroon” is a Sanskrit word loosely translated as the transition from night to day, appropriate for a measure that attempts ...
  64. How Google's Self-Driving Car Will Change Everything

    September 5, 2014
    Self-driving vehicles are coming fast, and they’re going to radically change what it’s like to get from point A to point ...
  65. Invest In Large-Cap Value Stocks With This ETF

    August 29, 2014
    What's the best ETF for investing in large-cap value stocks? Read on...
  66. The Key Metric Used By The Best Money Manager You've Never Heard ...

    August 19, 2014
    Although the hedge fund industry attracts the best and the brightest, few fund managers are considered to be a “genius.” ...
  67. Oil Chart Suggests That Now Is The Time To Invest

    August 19, 2014
    Undulating oil prices can make anyone’s head spin. That's why it can pay to take a step back and look at long-term weekly ...
  68. Consolidation in High-Yield MLP Sector Could Boost This Fund ...

    August 14, 2014
    There are big changes afoot in the high-yielding energy master-limited partnership (MLP) space. On Monday, we got news of ...
  69. The Thousands Of Dollars You're Probably Missing Out On

    August 12, 2014
    If you've seen the H&R Block commercial on television recently, you know that it starts with a concession worker ...
  70. Fracking Can't Happen Without These Companies

    August 8, 2014
    With all the attention paid to fracking, what is are the good investment opportunities? Are the companies that extract oil ...
  71. Why Schlumberger Is A Name You Should Know

    August 8, 2014
    Want to make money in the oil and gas industry? Be an ancillary service provider--that's where the real money is.
  72. Is Now The Time To Short Oil?

    August 7, 2014
    To the delight of most summer travelers, oil prices have fallen 4.93% over the past month. But how should the rest of the ...
  73. Why Gasoline Costs What It Does

    June 30, 2014
    The next time you have to dig deep into your wallet to fill your gas tank at least you'll know exactly what you're paying ...
  74. Higher Oil Prices On The Way--But Just How High?

    June 19, 2014
    Tensions in Iraq - teamed with rising seasonal demand - means rising petroleum prices. We'll take a look at what it means ...
  75. How To Capitalize On Rising Energy Prices

    June 4, 2014
    The world's energy demands will keep rising as supplies become harder to find and exploit. These factors should propel a ...
  76. How To Ride The Natural Gas Boom

    May 15, 2014
    Natural gas has reigned as king of the energy markets for almost a year and a half, its price rising over 48% – widely outpacing ...
  77. Two Dividend ETFs You Need To Know

    May 7, 2014
    Given the rise in popularity of exchange-traded funds such as the Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF and the iShares Select ...
  78. Is It Time To Break Up Berkshire Hathaway?

    May 5, 2014
    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is at the pinnacle of success and that’s when business leaders have to be the most wary. ...
  79. ExxonMobil's Massive And Reliable Money Machine

    April 14, 2014
    Year after year ExxonMobil has shown itself a reliable generator of extraordinary profits, making it the most solid of the ...
  80. How To 'Putin-Proof' Your Portfolio

    April 11, 2014
    In one classic "Seinfeld" episode, Kramer and Newman are embroiled in an epic game of Risk -- in which they actually carry ...
  81. Strategic Beta ETFs

    February 27, 2014
    Strategic Beta ETFs By Greg McFarlane As the financial markets get more sophisticated and arcane with time, the number of ...
  82. CAPEX Spending In The Energy Sector Keeps On Growing

    January 31, 2014
    As global energy demand continues to trend higher, more pressure is being placed on finding new sources of supply. That fact ...
  83. Why 2014 Could Be Tough For Commodity Investors

    December 23, 2013
    Following the basic rules of supply and demand can yield winning investment strategies -- regardless of the industry.​Of ...
  84. For The Struggling Commodities Sector, 2014 Promises More Hardship

    December 23, 2013
    Following the basic rules of supply and demand can yield winning investment strategies -- regardless of the industry.​Of ...
  85. Follow Up Buffett's Bet On Big Oil With This Pairs Trade

    November 21, 2013
    Pairs trading, once mainly a strategy for institutions, became possible for individuals with the advent of the Internet, ...
  86. #PreMarket Primer: Friday, November 15: Markets Higher Due To ...

    November 15, 2013
    Markets across the world improved after Janet Yellen was approved as the new Federal Reserve Chairwoman on Thursday. Yellen’s ...
  87. Market Wrap: New Highs for Airlines, Boeing Boost Stocks

    November 4, 2013
    Stocks moved modestly higher on Monday for a second day in a row. The gains came despite a steep losses suffered by shares ...
  88. Energy Equity ETFs: 4 Things To Consider

    October 31, 2013
    Exchange-traded funds enable investors to reach into nearly every corner of the market with a single convenient and diversified ...
  89. The Refiners See Diesel Fueled Gains Ahead

    October 22, 2013
    While it’s often ignored, diesel is quickly becoming a very important piece of the global energy pie. Demand continues to ...
  90. Google Cracks $1,000, Buy On A Pullback

    October 18, 2013
    Google cracked the $1,000 level after the search engine giant posted quarterly results that were far better than the most ...
  91. The Commodities “Super-Cycle” Is Still Well At Hand

    September 30, 2013
    After a decade of torrid growth, the natural resources sector has taken a bit of a break during the last year. This has given ...
  92. Why Warren Buffett Hates Gold

    August 15, 2013
    Warren Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A), is currently worth about $44 billion, according to Forbes' ...
  93. Frontier Market Index Secrets Revealed

    August 15, 2013
    Most passively managed ETFs are designed to track underlying indices and most ETF investors know that. How much time investors ...
  94. Chevron Disappoints, But Offers A Little Value

    August 6, 2013
    Chevron's refining performance was poor, but the company's overall relative performance is quite a bit better.
  95. Wall Street Largely Shrugs Off Weak Refining At Exxon Mobil

    August 1, 2013
    Exxon misses big on refining, but the market isn't likely to care very much about that.
  96. CalPERS Desperately Needs to Embrace ETFs

    July 17, 2013
    The investment community seems to be aflutter over the fact that the California Public Employees' Retirement System ...
  97. Can Apache Regain Its Reputation?

    July 10, 2013
    Apache needs to repair its reputation, but the valuation is appealing
  98. Petrobras Will Grow, But Will It Be Profitable Growth?

    July 2, 2013
    Petrobras is looking at tremendous production growth, but also huge capital outlays.
  99. Statoil's Turnaround Proceeding Much Too Slowly

    June 4, 2013
    Statoil continues to struggle, and the valuation reflects it
  100. Seadrill Still In Motion, But Delivering Better Utilization And ...

    May 28, 2013
    Still an aggressively-run company, Seadrill offers highly leveraged exposure to the growing offshore drilling market.
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