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  1. 6 Ways to Avoid an Investment Ponzi Scheme

    Investments that promise high returns with little risk are everyone's dream – but if they could also be a Ponzi scheme. Here's ...
  2. 401(k) Balances Reach Record Highs

    Putting your 401(k) on auto-pilot could help you to build retirement wealth faster.
  3. Investopedia's Guide to Watching 'Wizard of Lies,' HBO's Madoff Movie

    Who's who, and all the financial background you need to watch HBO's tragic "The Wizard of Lies."
  4. 3 Budgeting Habits Used by the Truly Wealthy

    Instill these three budgeting habits to ensure financial stability.
  5. Shila Wattamwar on Sustainability and Returns

    Associate Director of Advisory Services at Sustainalytics Shila Wattamwar says sustainability doesn't mean sacrificing returns.
  6. Take Responsibility for Your Finances

    Whether you have a large income or small income, it's important to include liquidity in your plan.
  1. The Real Reason Americans Are Falling Behind Financially

    Rising cost of living – not mindless spending – may be what's preventing many Americans from achieving financial security. ...
  2. Amgen's Woes: It Could Always Be Worse! (AMGN, GILD, IBB)

    Amgen may need to do a major acquisition to revive is stock price longterm
  3. The Gold Rush Into Tech Is Still On (AAPL, GOOG, AMZN)

    Money pours into tech stocks amid rich valuations and worries that Trump's profit repatriation tax break won't happen
  4. How Uber Inspired Better Financial Advice

    Elliot Weissbluth discusses the impact services like Uber had on the financial industry and the way Hightower treats clients.
  5. The Great Millennial Wealth Shift

    Dr. Mohamed El-Erian shares his advice for the financial industry and younger generations poised to inherit trillions from ...
  6. Advisor Firms: How to Attract Younger Talent

    Not enough young adults are joining the financial advisor profession. Here are some recruiting tips.
  1. How to Stress Test Your Financial Plan

    A look at four key variables and their impact on a financial plan.
  2. Minn. and Penn. High Schoolers Win National Economics Challenge 2017

    Questions included ones composed by the Federal Reserve. Yes, that Federal Reserve.
  3. 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 ...
  4. Advisor Firms: How to Attract Younger Talent

    Not enough young adults are joining the financial advisor profession. Here are some recruiting tips.
  5. 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.
  6. The Best Ways to Eliminate Student Loans

    You went to college and got the degree. Now it’s a matter of paying off that debt. Here's how.
  1. Retail Mergers Expected to Increase This Year

    Under pressure to grow, more retailers will likely turn to takeovers, an A.T. Kearney report says.
  2. Complex Derivatives Made Simple (USO, UNG)

    Many ETFs hold derivatives. Here's how to be sure if you own a derivatives-based ETF.
  3. Time to Buy Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX)

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals is setting off buy signals after Bill Ackman's Pershing Capital pulled up stakes and took a massive ...
  4. Citigroup Settles Money Laundering Case for $97 Mln (C)

    Per a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice, Citigroup has admitted it violated the Bank Secrecy Act, but it will ...
  5. Is Tesla Topping Out? (TSLA)

    Tesla's lack of progress since breaking out to a new high above 300 in April could signal an impending slide toward $250. ...
  6. Nearby Support Suggests Now Is the Time to Buy Base Metals (JJM, DBB)

    Traders have lost interest in base metals, but nearby support levels suggest that now could be the ideal time to buy. (JJM,DBB,JJC)
  1. Sarepta's Most Famous Drugs and Medications (SRPT)

    Drugmaker Sarepta Therapeutics has developed two other medications with encouraging prospects.
  2. AMD versus Nvdia (AMD, NVDA)

    A look at AMD and Nvidia, focusing on their latest GPU technology, and what is in store in the future.
  3. Rothschild, Northern Trust, Bluemountain Capital

    The following financial services industry appointments were announced on Wednesday. To inform us of other job changes, email ...
  4. AMD versus Intel (AMD, INTC)

    Over the past 12 months, shares of Advanced Micro Devices have blown away its top competitor Intel.
  5. World’s Largest Food and Beverage Players 2017: Nestle, Pepsi, Coke Topple Peers

    Rapidly evolving consumer preferences were not enough to move old-time leaders from the top spots.
  6. Opinion: ETF Industry Dances Faster With Risky New Ideas

    Former Citigroup boss Chuck Prince summed up the lending frenzy that led to the financial crisis when he said in 2007, “as ...
  1. Rothschild, Northern Trust, Bluemountain Capital

    The following financial services industry appointments were announced on Wednesday. To inform us of other job changes, email ...
  2. AMD versus Intel (AMD, INTC)

    Over the past 12 months, shares of Advanced Micro Devices have blown away its top competitor Intel.
  3. World’s Largest Food and Beverage Players 2017: Nestle, Pepsi, Coke Topple Peers

    Rapidly evolving consumer preferences were not enough to move old-time leaders from the top spots.
  4. Opinion: ETF Industry Dances Faster With Risky New Ideas

    Former Citigroup boss Chuck Prince summed up the lending frenzy that led to the financial crisis when he said in 2007, “as ...
  5. Lowe's Gets Nailed In The Race Against Home Depot (LOW, HD)

    Poor expense controls hammered Lowe's profits as Home Depot shined
  6. Intuit's Shiny Quarter: What It Says About Tech (INTU, MSFT, FB)

    Tech Sweet SpotL The software company's earnings and revenue topped estimates
  1. 3 Steps That Can Lead to More Confidence in Retirement

    These three steps can help provide peace of mind and help you fully enjoy your retirement years.
  2. 8 Types of Americans Who Won't Get Social Security

    Most Americans eventually get Social Security retirement benefits. Those who don't need a solid Plan B.
  3. Avoid These 4 Estate Planning Mistakes

    Avoiding these four common estate planning mistakes will ensure you and your family are prepared.
  4. The 3 Things Every Future Retiree Needs to Do First

    This is what you need to see clearly before you actually retire.
  5. Reduce Taxes With the Right Retirement Accounts

    This article highlights a few of the tax issues related to retirement planning and investing.
  6. Top 5 Retirement Savings Habits to Start Now

    Use these 5 tips to start saving for retirement now and prepare for a better tomorrow.
  1. Amazon Boosts UK Prime Subscriber Offering With Live TV (AMZN)

    Amazon will broadcast live sports, starting today, to attract more U.K. subscribers to its Prime service.
  2. Fidelity CEO Outlines 4 Problems With Bitcoin Ecosystem

    In her address to a conference, Abigail Johnson pointed to the lack of mainstream use cases for bitcoin.
  3. Is Tesla Topping Out? (TSLA)

    Tesla's lack of progress since breaking out to a new high above 300 in April could signal an impending slide toward $250. ...
  4. DOL Fiduciary Rule Explained as of May 23, 2017

    The Department of Labor (DOL) Fiduciary Rule is a new ruling that expands the “investment advice fiduciary” definition under ...
  5. Apple and Nokia Bury the Hatchet (AAPL, NOK)

    The two giants, which have been fighting over Nokia’s patented technology for years, once again reached a truce.
  6. Microsoft Expects DNA Data Storage to Be Operational By 2020 (MSFT)

    Microsoft plans to use the same molecules our genes are made of to store data by 2020.
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