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  1. CalPERS vs. CalSTRS: Assessing Their Portfolios

    June 23, 2016
    Monitor the success of CalSTRS toward achieving annual returns of 7.5% with the risk mitigation strategy, and compare to ...
  2. Avoid MLPs, Despite High Dividends

    June 18, 2016
    Learn why investors should avoid MLPs even though there are high yields because of volatility in oil prices, high distribution ...
  3. Oil Drops Below $50 Even as Inventory Remains Low (XOM)

    June 16, 2016
    Oil prices continue to slide for the fifth straight day even as the market witnessed a drop in U.S. crude inventories.
  4. Chevron: a Better Buy Than Rival Exxon-Mobil (CVX, XOM)

    June 2, 2016
    Chevron has rallied into a stronger technical position than its rival and pays a higher dividend, making it a better buying ...
  5. Exxon, Chevron Decline on OPEC Quota Failure (XOM, CVX)

    June 2, 2016
    Oil prices were declining Thursday after OPEC member countries couldn't strike an agreement to put a cap on oil production ...
  6. The Market In 5 Minutes: Draghi, iPhones And Warriors

    June 2, 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 ...
  7. High Dividend ETF: iShares Core High Dividend vs. Vanguard Dividend ...

    May 31, 2016
    Get a comparison review of two high dividend yield ETFs: the iShares Core High Dividend ETF and the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ...
  8. High Dividend Stocks: 3 Things to Consider Before Buying

    May 28, 2016
    Discover some of the risks involved in investing in high-yield stocks, and learn about some of the factors that you should ...
  9. ERY vs. ERX: Comparing Leveraged Energy ETFs

    May 26, 2016
    Discover the major differences between two leveraged energy ETFs, and learn why one may be more suitable for your portfolio ...
  10. The Top 3 Exxon Mobil Shareholders (XOM)

    May 24, 2016
    Learn about the three largest individual shareholders of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) stock, and the largest institutional ...
  11. ETF Investing: XLE Energy Sector vs. Defensive Sectors

    May 24, 2016
    Analyze XLE relative to defensive sector ETFs to determine if it is a long opportunity. Learn how energy prices have impacted ...
  12. Columbia Threadneedle's Best Performing Fund Since Inception ...

    May 21, 2016
    Explore the Columbia Global Infrastructure Fund’s returns since inception and the factors that may make this fund attractive ...
  13. Exxon Mobil Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (XOM)

    May 20, 2016
    Investigate Exxon Mobil's capital structure and understand how equity, debt capitalization and enterprise value interact ...
  14. The Share Buyback Report: The Energy Sector (XOM, CVX)

    May 18, 2016
    Examine historical share repurchase data for the energy sector. Review buyback activity over time, and find out which companies ...
  15. The Market In 5 Minutes: Condoms, Rose, Condoms!

    May 18, 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 ...
  16. Exxon Mobil Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (XOM)

    May 12, 2016
    Learn more about Exxon Mobil's five key customers, including Total SA, one of the largest oil companies, to understand the ...
  17. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Global Equity Mutual Funds (SGIDX, BABDX)

    May 11, 2016
    Read about three global equity funds with strong dividend prospects for income investors and why a conservative approach ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. Chevron Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (CVX)

    May 7, 2016
    Learn the nuances of multiple metrics that measure a firm's equity and debt capitalization, while determining Chevron's own ...
  20. 5 High-Quality Oil Companies to Consider Right Now (XOM, EOG)

    May 7, 2016
    Learn about five oil companies whose long-term prospects remain positive despite the precipitous decline in crude prices ...
  21. FSENX: Fidelity Select Energy Top 5 Holdings Analysis (XOM, SLB)

    May 6, 2016
    Discover the top five holdings in the Fidelity Select Energy Portfolio, which in early 2016 included Exxon Mobil Corp. and ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. FUSEX: Fidelity Spartan 500 IndexTop 5 Holdings Analysis

    May 5, 2016
    Discover the five largest holdings of common stock shares that comprise the Spartan 500 Index mutual fund managed by Fidelity ...
  24. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Energy ETFs (XLE, IXC)

    May 3, 2016
    Find out the best dividend-paying exchange-traded funds in the energy sector, and why the best funds do not always have the ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. The 3 Largest Energy ETFs (XLE, VDE)

    May 2, 2016
    Find out which exchange-traded funds are the largest in the energy sector in terms of assets under management, and discover ...
  27. The 5 Cheapest U.S. Equity ETFs (ITOT, SCHB)

    May 2, 2016
    Find out how you can improve your returns by selecting exchange-traded funds with low expense ratios, and learn more about ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. S&P 500 Index: A Revenue Case Study

    May 1, 2016
    Discover the breakdown of aggregate total revenue of S&P 500 companies, including how much revenue is earned by country, ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. What Is the Value of a AAA Credit Rating? (XOM)

    May 1, 2016
    Following the Exxon credit rating downgrade, investor's are asking is there any value in even having a AAA credit rating?
  32. Exxon Mobil Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (XOM, PKD)

    April 30, 2016
    Take a quick look at several key companies supplying products and services in support of Exxon Mobil's global oil and gas ...
  33. Seadrill Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (SDRL)

    April 30, 2016
    Learn more about a handful of important oil and gas operators that combine to account for more than 50% of Seadrill's annual ...
  34. Exxon's Q1 Profit Plunge 63%, Chevron Posts Loss (XOM, CVX)

    April 29, 2016
    Neither Exxon or Chevron is going away anytime soon, given their competitive advantages of having diversified business between ...
  35. FUSEX: Fidelity Spartan 500 Index Fund Investor Portfolio Trends ...

    April 29, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the Fidelity Spartan 500 Index Fund Investor Shares, and study how the fund's makeup has evolved ...
  36. Seadrill Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (SDRL)

    April 28, 2016
    Learn about a handful of key shipbuilding and offshore engineering companies that supply drilling rigs to Seadrill, a global ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. Exxon Mobil Stock: An Earnings Case Study (XOM)

    April 28, 2016
    Explore the recent earnings history of Exxon Mobil. What factors are influencing profits and what do analysts expect for ...
  39. Exxon Stock Up Ahead of Earnings, Hikes Dividend (XOM)

    April 28, 2016
    A downgrade in credit rating Tuesday by Standard & Poor's wasn't enough to keep investors from buying shares of Exxon Mobil, ...
  40. BP Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers

    April 28, 2016
    Take a look at a handful of companies in the oil and gas industry that supply products and services in support of BP's worldwide ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. The Debt Report: The Energy Sector

    April 26, 2016
    Discover how the energy sector bit off more debt than it could chew, and learn why the energy bond contagion has market analysts ...
  44. 3 Mutual Funds for Income-Hungry Gold ETF Investors (VWEHX, FRESX)

    April 25, 2016
    Discover three high-yielding mutual funds that provide investors with the income they need in today's low-yield market environment.
  45. 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 ...
  46. VGENX: A Performance Case Study

    April 24, 2016
    Learn about Vanguard Energy Fund’s historical performance. Find out about the fund's gain and loss trends by quarter over ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. (WMB) Who Are the Williams Companies' Main Competitors?

    April 22, 2016
    Discover the main competitive threats to Williams Companies, a natural gas supplier founded in 1908, whose pipelines extend ...
  49. Global Energy: 3 Key Industry Players (SNP, XOM)

    April 21, 2016
    Examine the stocks of some of the most important publicly traded companies in the critically important market sector of energy.
  50. Why Saudi Arabia Just Issued $10 Billion in Bonds

    April 21, 2016
    Saudi Arabia has issued a $10 billion bond to global banks. The decision is part of a broader effort by the nation to liberalize ...
  51. Are Low-Debt Oil Companies the Best Long-Haul Bet?

    April 18, 2016
    Set on investing in oil for the long haul? Here's why companies with low debt may be your best bet.
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. Investing in Oil: Direct vs. Professional Management (XOM, VGENX)

    April 13, 2016
    Examine the advantages and disadvantages of the direct investment and professional management approaches to investing in ...
  55. The Toxic 5: Have They Gotten Better or Worse? (DD, BAYRY)

    April 10, 2016
    Discover the top five toxic air polluters in the United States, according to the toxic 100 air polluters index published ...
  56. 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, ...
  57. VBINX: Vanguard Balanced Index Fund's Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    April 7, 2016
    Examine the top five portfolio holdings of the popular Vanguard Balanced Index Fund Investor Shares, a large blend mutual ...
  58. VFIFX: Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    April 5, 2016
    Learn how the Vanguard Target Retirement 2050 (VFIFX) fund is structured and an analysis of its top 5 holdings, which are ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. VGENX: Vanguard Energy Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    April 3, 2016
    Discover an analysis of the top five holdings in the Vanguard Energy Fund Investor Shares, and learn about their characteristics ...
  61. 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 ...
  62. (XLE) The ETF Attracting Millions in 2016

    March 25, 2016
    Find out why the Energy Select Sector ETF has experienced hundreds of millions of dollars of inflows in the first three months ...
  63. XLE vs. VGENX: ETF vs. Mutual Fund Case Study

    March 25, 2016
    Compare and contrast a popular energy mutual fund, Vanguard Energy Fund Investor Shares, and an ETF, the Energy Select Sector ...
  64. FSENX: Overview of Fidelity Select Energy Fund

    March 25, 2016
    Learn about the Fidelity Select Energy Portfolio mutual fund, its costs, its holdings, its performance and its management's ...
  65. FSENX: Portfolio Trends in 2016

    March 25, 2016
    Discover the portfolio trends in Fidelity Select Energy Portfolio and learn how it's positioned to grow with the rebound ...
  66. VGENX: Portfolio Trends in 2016

    March 24, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the Vanguard Energy Fund, and study how the fund's makeup has evolved between March 2015 and ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. Exxon May Have to Report Climate Change Costs (XOM)

    March 24, 2016
    In a Tuesday letter first reported by Reuters, the SEC has ordered Exxon Mobil Corp. to include a climate change resolution ...
  69. VHGEX vs. ACWI: Mutual Fund vs. ETF Case Study

    March 23, 2016
    Explore the similarities and differences between the holdings, performance and structures of VHGEX and ACWI. Find out why ...
  70. The 5 Biggest Energy Stocks in the S&P 500 ETF (SPY, XOM)

    March 21, 2016
    Explore the 5 largest energy sector holdings in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF. Find out how much each stock contributes to the ETF ...
  71. A Better Buy: Exxon Mobil or Chevron?

    March 21, 2016
    Exxon Mobil and Chevron's long-term outlooks look promising but its best to buy on pullbacks to rising lows trendlines.
  72. (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 ...
  73. 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 ...
  74. FUSEX: Overview of Fidelity Spartan 500 Index Fund

    March 18, 2016
    Explore a detailed analysis of the Fidelity Spartan 500 Index Fund - Investor Class, learn about its investment strategy ...
  75. Analyzing ConocoPhillips’ Return on Equity (COP, XOM)

    March 17, 2016
    Analyze the return on equity (ROE) of ConocoPhillips, and understand how falling earnings and margins amid low oil prices ...
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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 ...
  78. (XLE) Energy SPDR ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 16, 2016
    Discover the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund and its top five holdings that are Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Schlumberger, EOG Resources ...
  79. Energy Sector: Industries Snapshot (XLE, XOM)

    March 15, 2016
    Discover the two industries that form the energy sector of the S&P 500 index, and learn which companies may be the right ...
  80. Drill Baby Drill (CVX, XOM)

    March 15, 2016
    Few people remember the name Standard Oil. However, we can recognize its children named Chevron and ExxonMobil.
  81. How Total Has Total Coverage of Oil & Gas Market

    March 15, 2016
    Total S.A., one of the Big 6 international petrochemical companies, is genius in its ability to see lucrative markets before ...
  82. Top 3 Mutual Fund Holders of Exxon Mobil (XOM, VTSMX)

    March 14, 2016
    Discover the top three largest mutual fund owners of Exxon Mobil shares, and learn how their portfolios could help your investments.
  83. Analyzing Petroleo Brasileiro's Return on Equity (PBR, XOM)

    March 13, 2016
    Analyze the return on equity (ROE) of Petroleo Brasileiro, and identify the key factors that have driven the company's ROE ...
  84. The 3 Riskiest Oil ETFs for 2016 (CVX, XOM)

    March 12, 2016
    Discover the characteristics of the riskiest oil ETFS in 2016. Opportunities may exist, but are only for the most risk-tolerant ...
  85. The Top 4 Oil Companies That Protect the Environment (XOM, SUN)

    March 8, 2016
    Read about some of the most environmentally conscious oil companies that have actual track records of investments in research ...
  86. Analyzing Chevron's Return on Equity (CVX, XOM)

    March 7, 2016
    Learn why Chevron's ROE has fallen in recent years as oil prices have declined and the company's large capital spending projects ...
  87. Looking to Invest in Oil? Try the Vanguard Energy ETF (VDE, XOM)

    March 7, 2016
    Learn how to invest in ETFs to gain exposure to the oil sector without having to deal with the challenges inherent in investing ...
  88. How China's Ailing Economy is Becoming Contagious

    March 3, 2016
    Contagion from China might soon become a reality. For some stocks, it's already real.
  89. The World's Top 10 Natural Gas Companies (XOM, OGZPY)

    March 1, 2016
    Read about the 10 companies that combined to produce about 105 billion cubic feet of natural gas in 2014, about 30% of the ...
  90. Why Exxon Mobil Is Selling $12bn in Bonds (XOM)

    March 1, 2016
    As many energy companies struggle to survive the low oil price environment, Exxon Mobil looks to secure liquid funds through ...
  91. Top 5 Positions in Bank of America's Portfolio (BAC, SPY)

    February 26, 2016
    Learn about Bank of America and the top five investments the bank holds in its portfolio, backed in part by the firm's Merrill ...
  92. Oil Glut: Find the Opportunities, Jump In

    February 25, 2016
    The recent drop is creating opportunity for larger producers in the form of bankruptcies for smaller firms. Is opportunity ...
  93. 5 Ways to Identify 2016 Dow Laggards

    February 25, 2016
    These five simple methods will sort 2016 Dow components into leader and laggard lists, allowing analysis of broader market ...
  94. Consumers: The Only Thing to Fear Is Fear Itself

    February 12, 2016
    U.S. retail sales rose 0.2% in January, the Commerce Department announced Friday, better than consensus expectations of ...
  95. The Top 5 Oil and Gas Stocks for 2016 (XOM, BP)

    February 9, 2016
    Read detailed analyses of the top five oil and gas stocks, and learn why they may be poised to rise in 2016 after a dismal ...
  96. Exxon Mobil Shares to Trade Ex-Dividend (XOM)

    February 9, 2016
    With no near-term growth catalysts, XOM stock -- beyond the dividend -- might be dead money for a while.
  97. Is Buffett's Bet on Oil Right for You? (XOM, PSX)

    February 3, 2016
    Oil stocks are getting trounced, but Warren Buffett still likes one of them. Should you follow the leader?
  98. Will Exxon Earnings Justify its Premium?

    February 1, 2016
    With Exxon Mobil stock now trading at a huge premium to its peers, some risk adjustment is warranted.
  99. Petrochina: A Homegrown Giant (PTR)

    January 30, 2016
    The story behind PetroChina, one of the three biggest companies in the world by revenue.
  100. The Top 4 Dividend-Paying Material Stocks for 2016 (APD, NUE)

    January 28, 2016
    Explore detailed analyses of the top four dividend-paying basic materials stocks, and learn why they are poised to rise and ...
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