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  1. Why Emergency Funds Are a Bad Idea

    Learn why taking the time to build an emergency fund is a staggeringly inefficient use of the precious and limited resource ...
  2. 4 Best Personal Finance Apps for 2017

    Managing your money and hitting your financial goals has never been easier with these top personal finance apps.
  3. Top 25 Broker-Dealer Firms for 2017

    A ranking of the largest broker-dealers by assets under management.
  4. Understanding the Time Value of Money

    Find out why time really is money by learning to calculate present and future value.
  5. Goal-Based Investing: My Favorite Term

    Managing Director of Vanguard's Retail Investor Group Karin Risi shares why "goal-based investing" is her favorite financial ...
  6. Security

    A security is a fungible, negotiable financial instrument that represents some type of financial value, usually in the form ...
  1. 2017 ETF Inflows Are Staggering (LQD, VEA)

    Capital just keeps finding its way to ETFs, and the trend shows no sign of abating.
  2. Sorry Amazon, Best Buy Is Still Alive and Kicking (AMZN, BBY)

    Best Buy topped earnings and revenue estimates, welcome news in its battle against Amazon
  3. Why Is The Star Wars Franchise So Valuable? (DIS)

    There is no doubt that Star Wars was well worth the $4 billion-plus purchase price.
  4. iPhone 8 Supercycle Will Release Pent-Up Demand: Credit Suisse (AAPL)

    Credit Suisse urges investors to buy Apple stock in advance of the iPhone 8 release.
  5. What is the difference between an income statement and a balance sheet?

    The balance sheet illustrates a company’s book value, and the income statement shows how assets and liabilities are used.
  6. So, You Want to Earn Your CFA?

    Here are some pros and cons to consider before you take the CFA charter plunge.
  1. Why You Should Improve Your Credit and How to Do It

    With credit playing a big role in many financial decisions, it is important to maintain good credit.
  2. 5 Ways to Pay for Your Child's College Tuition

    College is expensive. Here are five ways to potentially pay for your child's college education.
  3. What does a 'Chief Economist' do?

    Vanguard's Chief Economist Joe Davis discusses his role helping portfolio managers and clients.
  4. The Story of Uber

    Uber's journey to become the world's most highly valued private startup.
  5. How the Lowes Credit Card Works: Benefits & Rewards (LOW)

    Understand how the Lowe's credit card works, which customers benefit the most, its terms and conditions, and what alternatives ...
  6. Top 5 Home Renovations for Your Money in 2017

    Planning a home renovation? Take a look at these projects that deliver the best ROI when it's time to sell.
  1. What is the Difference Between a Forward Rate and a Spot Rate?

    The forward rate is the settlement price of a forward contract, while the spot rate is the settlement price of a spot contract.
  2. Luxury Jewelers Lose Sparkle for Investors (SIG, TIF)

    Signet Jewelers is the latest luxury jewelry retailer to reveal disappointing first-quarter results
  3. Will Micron Breakout from Its Ascending Triangle? (MU)

    Micron Technology has experienced a strong rally so far this year and looks ready to breakout from an ascending triangle ...
  4. Understanding the Reasons Behind Ethereum's Price Rise

    The price of Ethereum has surged by 2400% year-to-date, from approximately $8 in the beginning of the year to beyond $20 ...
  5. Where Might Inovio Shares Land Post-Breakout? (INO)

    Inovio Pharmaceuticals recently broke out following positive clinical data, but its future appears clouded from a technical ...
  6. How the Fed Fund Rate Hikes Affect the US Dollar

    Learn about the effects the federal funds rate on the U.S. dollar. Understand what happens when the Federal Reserve increases ...
  1. Land Sales Surge in Alberta as Producers Rush Into New Shale Pocket

    Alberta oil and gas land sales have reached levels not seen since 2014 thanks to a rush to buy land in an oil-rich pocket ...
  2. Opinion: Fox Pokes Sleeping Advertising Bear

    Rupert Murdoch's Fox is poking a sleeping advertising bear. For the second time this year, one of the entertainment conglomerate's ...
  3. Civil Rights Group Sues in U.S. Court Over Immigration Detention

    The American Civil Liberties Union sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in federal court on Thursday, seeking records ...
  4. How Teva Is Fighting (and Losing) the Big Pharma Battle

    Teva is still the largest generics drugmaker in the world but struggles to catch up with big pharmaceutical companies boosted ...
  5. Piper Jaffray Ups Netflix Price Target, Says Street Underestimates Growth (NFLX, AMZN)

    An analyst at the firm said Netflix's EPS could be double his estimates for 2020.
  6. Sears Skyrockets, Lowe’s and Chico’s Plunge

    Sears' Q1 was not as terrible as expected, while Lowe's and Chico's followed weak industry trends.
  1. How Teva Is Fighting (and Losing) the Big Pharma Battle

    Teva is still the largest generics drugmaker in the world but struggles to catch up with big pharmaceutical companies boosted ...
  2. Piper Jaffray Ups Netflix Price Target, Says Street Underestimates Growth (NFLX, AMZN)

    An analyst at the firm said Netflix's EPS could be double his estimates for 2020.
  3. Sears Skyrockets, Lowe’s and Chico’s Plunge

    Sears' Q1 was not as terrible as expected, while Lowe's and Chico's followed weak industry trends.
  4. Shopify Launches Ecommerce Channel for Gaming Companies, Integrates with Apple

    Companies are set to benefit further from a new in-store sales channel for branded products.
  5. How Facebook, Exxon, Caterpillar Fuel S&P's Rise (FB, XOM, CAT)

    A large number of U.S. companies are producing high-quality earnings
  6. Alibaba's Cainiao Invests Billions in AI Vans

    Cainiao, Alibaba's logistics arm, will embed AI in delivery vans as part of $7.3 billion effort.
  1. Why Some Retirees Should Consider Roth Conversions

    These are the scenarios under which a Roth conversion could make sense.
  2. What's the difference between a 401(k) and a Roth IRA?

    A 401(k) and a Roth IRA differ primarily on tax treatment, investment options, employer involvement, and limitations on contributions ...
  3. Catch-Up Contribution Options for Business Owners

    Business owners have several different options when it comes to catch-up contributions.
  4. The Best Place to Retire Is Your Own Hometown

    Fantasies aside, most retirees wind up remaining in the same locale. Here's why that's a good thing.
  5. Summer Job? Time to Consider Opening a Roth IRA

    Here's why a Roth IRA makes sense for young people wanting to invest some of their income.
  6. 15 Mistakes People Make When Planning for Retirement

    Here are 15 common retirement planning mistakes and how to avoid them.
  1. 6 Ways Advisors Should Utilize a Facebook Business Page

    These six simple steps will help you make the most of your Facebook business page.
  2. Stanford Study Says Fitness Trackers Can't Count Calories (AAPL, FIT)

    Researchers say those relying on fitness trackers to measure their calorie expenditure are being misled.
  3. Will Amazon's Alexa Be Your Next Financial Adviser? (AMZN)

    The smart assistant already has a number of skills required in financial services.
  4. Why Amazon Invested in Plug Power (AMZN, PLUG)

    Last month, online giant Amazon inked a deal with alternative energy company Plug Power.
  5. The History of First Solar (FSLR)

    A sneak peek into the history of one of the successful solar companies.
  6. AMD versus Nvidia (AMD, NVDA)

    A look at AMD and Nvidia, focusing on their latest GPU technology, and what is in store in the future.
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    An Initial Coin Offering (ICO) is an unregulated means by which funds are raised for a new cryptocurrency venture.
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