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  1. Series A, B, C Funding: What It All Means and How It Works

    Series A, B, and C funding rounds have nothing to do with the alphabet. Instead, they refer to the development stages of ...
  2. Why Millennials Have an Investing Edge

    Millennials, here's why you shouldn't wait to start saving for your retirement.
  3. How Priceline Group Makes Money (EXPE, PLCN)

    The Priceline Group is more successful than it may appear and is on track to enjoy tremendous profits down the road.
  4. Alwaleed bin Talal: Saudi Arabia's Warren Buffett

    An overview of how Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal became Saudi Arabia's wealthiest man and most successful investor.
  5. How the Oil and Gas Industry Works

    The oil and gas industry has unique terminology that's crucial for investors to understand.
  6. How Much Americans Spend On Halloween

    Americans are due to spend $9.1 B this year on Halloween.
  7. How CVS Makes its Money

    Want proof that brick-and-mortar businesses aren't dead? Just look at this company.
  8. Using Monte Carlo Simulations in Financial Plans

    A Monte Carlo forecast can be a great tool that helps financial planners guide clients.
  9. Use Relative Strength to Your Portfolio's Advantage

    Comparing one investment's performance can help you make a better-informed investment decision.
  10. What Is Your Investment Strategy?

    Without a well executed plan, investments may not grow to reach financial goals.
  11. Tech Stocks Are Not Expensive, History Shows

    A study of market history suggests that the current environment is aligned for continued outperformance from tech.
  12. How to Diversify Concentrated Stock Positions

    Reducing concentrated stock positions can help investors mitigate risk and achieve long-term goals.
  13. 7 Ways Sales Commissions Hurt Investors

    Although sales commissions are still common they are rarely, if ever, good for the investor.
  14. 3 Keys to Successful Long-Term Investing

    These three steps are essential to achieve a healthy and growing portfolio.
  15. Wanda Group: The Chinese Conglomerate You've Never Heard Of

    Learn about the Dalian Wanda Group, one of the world's largest and most successful conglomerates.
  16. The Difference Between ETFs and Closed-End Funds

    While ETFs and closed-end funds share similarities, they also have distinct differences.
  17. The Power Of Dividend Growth

    Dividends may not seem exciting, but they can certainly be lucrative. Learn more here!
  18. The Biggest Stock Scams Of All Time

    Where there is money, there are swindlers. Protect yourself by learning how investors have been betrayed in the past.
  19. Stock Buybacks: Breakdown

    Find out what these company programs achieve and what it means for stockholders.
  20. 4 Private Equity Real Estate Investment Strategies

    Investing in private equity commercial real estate offers four different levels of risk.
  21. Yes, the U.S. Economy Is Accelerating: Here Are 2 ETFs to Buy

    The earnings turnaround is a promising barometer of future economic growth.
  22. Understanding Market and Full Risk Cycles

    Investor need to understand the four stages the markets tend to experience.
  23. Why Traditional Investment Strategies Don't Work

    Why traditional investment strategies come up short in today's new market reality.
  24. These are the 10 Biggest U.S. Startups by Valuation

    Earlier this month, Recode published a list of the 10 biggest startups by valuation. Here's a look.
  25. Why I'm a Lazy, Passive-Aggressive, Cheap Investor

    Being a lazy, passive-aggressive and cheap investor can pay off.
  26. Warren Buffett's Investing Style Reviewed

    Warren Buffet uses a value-investing style in assessing a company.
  27. Returns and Financial Planning Projections

    Return expectations continue to be a necessary part of any investment strategy discussion.
  28. Penny Stocks to Watch for August 2017

    Speculative fervor should underpin penny stocks through August's dog days, with buying pressure centered on biotechs, industrial ...
  29. Does Active Value Investing Pay Off?

    Learn about a well-researched paper that explores why active value investors underperform, and how value investing might ...
  30. 3 Trends to Watch in ESG Investing

    Understand why climate change, equal pay for women and executive compensation are three ESG investing trends you should watch ...
  31. A Simple but Not Simplistic Investment Strategy

    To be successful, one should keep their investment strategy simple, but not too simple.
  32. 5 Reasons to Stay in Stocks At Market Highs

    The stock market keeps setting records. Here are five reasons why you shouldn't sell.
  33. How Do You Use Stock Simulators?

    Stock market simulators let you pick securities, make trades and track the results-all without risking a penny.
  34. Avoid Hot Stock Tips and Focus on Fundamentals

    Investors should avoid hot stock tips and instead focus on these fundamentals.
  35. Increase Portfolio Performance With Short Selling

    Adding short selling to your long positions generally results in better risk-adjusted performance.
  36. How Starbucks Makes Money (SBUX)

    A closer look at Starbucks.
  37. Why Index Investors Should Give Factor Investing a Try

    If you believe in index investing, you should believe in factor based investing. Here's why.
  38. 4 Ways to Define and Pursue Financial Certainty

    There are several approaches that may help you reach your own definition of financial certainty.
  39. Why Employees Need an Investment Policy Statement

    Here's why having an investment policy statement is helpful if you have equity compensation.
  40. How Absolute Return Funds Differ from Mutual Funds

    Absolute return funds use strategies that are more complex than traditional mutual funds.
  41. How to Diversify With a Style-Based Approach

    Investors who want a truly diversified portfolio should also consider diversifying by style.
  42. What are Options Contracts?

    An explanation of options contracts, call options and put options.
  43. ETFs vs. Mutual Funds: Why Investment Fees Matter

    How much can investors save in fees by replacing mutual fund holdings with ETFs?
  44. 3 Often Overlooked Areas of Financial Risk

    Here are three areas of risk many successful executives often overlook.
  45. How McDonald's Makes its Money (MCD) (FB, MCD)

    Even when it has an underperforming year, McDonald’s is still one of the most profitable companies around.
  46. Net Neutrality Issue (Again): Pros and Cons

    FCC's chairman, Ajit Pai, is taking up the fight against net neutrality.
  47. When to Sell Stocks

    Buying at the right price determines profit, but selling at the right price locks it in.
  48. Penny Stocks to Watch for July 2017 (IMGN, CCCR)

    These ten penny stocks trading on U.S. public exchanges could gain substantial ground this summer.
  49. Investing: It's All About a Well-Defined Strategy

    Investing isn’t about getting lucky. It’s about having a well-defined strategy you stick with.
  50. Why Target-Date Funds Aren't Always the Answer

    Target-date funds are not a horrible investment for retirement, but there are better options.
  51. 5 Ways to Double Your Investment

    From risky maneuvers to slow-and-steady strategies, we look at five methods to double your money.
  52. How Value Investors’ Patience Has Been Tested

    Investors in value stocks are finding their patience tested. Does this strategy still work?
  53. How to Invest Tax Efficiently Year-Round

    Tax efficient investing can be done throughout the year. Here's how.
  54. What You Can Invest in With Your IRA

    What are the basic investment options to consider for your IRA?
  55. Which Industry Spends the Most on Lobbying? (ANTM, SO)

    All major companies have lobbyists gunning for their interests in DC. Here is a breakdown of the top spenders on lobbying.
  56. An Investment Strategy for Market Volatility

    It is imperative to adopt an investment strategy that can weather turbulent markets.
  57. Why You Should Avoid the Stock Picking Game

    There are plenty of reasons why investors should avoid picking stocks on their own.
  58. Why (and How) Diversification Works

    Diversification should viewed as a a risk management tool, though there are tradeoffs.
  59. Top 5 Books Every Young Investor Must Read

    Reading these respected books by finance legends will help you begin investing on the right foot.
  60. How Landscaping Can Make You a Better Investor

    A portfolio can become overgrown if neglected for too long.
  61. How to Use an Inheritance to Secure Your Retirement

    Getting an inheritance can safeguard your retirement strategy, if you're using it correctly.
  62. The Compounding Perils of Risk, Fees, Taxes & Withdrawals

    The impact of risk, fees, taxes and withdrawals can take a toll on portfolios.
  63. The Role Global Property Plays in Diversification

    Investing in global real estate can be a smart way to diversify a portfolio.
  64. How Emotions Can Lower Your Investment Returns

    Don't let emotions or the media reduce your investment returns, stick to the investing fundamentals.
  65. Learning to Invest? Don’t Try to Outguess the Market

    Attempting to outguess the market is not a viable investment strategy.
  66. How BlackRock Makes Money

    The rise and continued growth of BlackRock, the world's largest investment firm.
  67. The Benefits of Investing in More Than Index Funds

    Index funds dominate much of the market. But that doesn't mean they should be your only investment.
  68. How to Use Down Markets to Build Wealth

    How to take advantage of a recession instead of being afraid of one.
  69. How to Create a Low-Risk, High-Return Portfolio

    Modern portfolio theory states diversification will create a lower-risk, higher-return portfolio.
  70. Think Like Warren Buffett

    They don't call him "The Oracle" for nothing. Learn how Buffett comes up with his winning picks.
  71. Financial Markets: Capital vs. Money Markets

    Find out the similarities and differences between these two commonly used components of the financial markets.
  72. The Future of Impact Investing: CAIS 2017 Summit

    Panelists at the 2017 CAIS Summit share their unique approach to impact investing.
  73. Deere & Co.: How it Makes Money (TTC, AGCO)

    The history, market share, and future prospects of Deere & Co., the largest farm equipment manufacturer in the world.
  74. Should Your Investments Take the Summer Off?

    The warmer months are generally a time when things cool off in the stock market.
  75. Factor Based Investing: Combining Active & Passive Strategies

    Factor based investing brings together the best of both passive and active investing strategies.
  76. How Medtronic Makes Money (MDT)

    Here's the story of an American medical device firm that covers almost every segment in medicine and recently moved to Ireland ...
  77. Diversify Your Portfolio With These 6 Essential Steps

    Follow these six essential steps to create a diversified portfolio within your risk tolerance.
  78. How to Spot Fake Financial News When You're Investing

    Take these steps to decipher the flood of information and determine what’s worth your attention.
  79. Just How Different Are Hedge Fund Investing Strategies?

    Before investing in hedge funds, be sure to consider all the facts.
  80. How You Can Invest During the Trump Presidency

    Now that the first 100 days are over, how can you expect this presidency to affect your portfolio?
  81. Why Options Trading Is Not for the Faint of Heart

    Trading options is not easy and should only be done under the guidance of a professional.
  82. Should the Media Affect Your Investing Strategy?

    Don't let the media sway you from sound investing decisions, like having a diversified portfolio.
  83. 5 Factors to Consider Before Picking Stocks

    Using these five factors along with a qualitative assessment can help you select strong stocks.
  84. Warren Buffett's Probability Analysis is His Key to Success

    Warren Buffett didn't get rich through luck. His shrewd acumen when picking investments is based on thorough research and ...
  85. Don't Let the Media Influence Your Investments

    A short-term overreaction to a media story can have a devastating effect on your investments.
  86. How Millennials Can Use Impact Investing to Do Good

    Millennials can utilize impact investing to make the world a better place.
  87. How UnitedHealth Group Makes its Money (UNH)

    Here's how UnitedHealth Group, poised to grow even more, rakes it in.
  88. The Best Options Trading Advice: Don’t!

    This is why you should leave trading options to the pros.
  89. Investing Basics: What You Need to Know

    Understanding the basics of investing is essential to building a solid personal finance foundation.
  90. Don't Make These Closed-End Fund Mistakes

    Here are the three most common mistakes investors make when purchasing closed-end funds (CEFs).
  91. Do Your Research When Using an Active Manager

    When it comes to using active managers for your portfolio, it pays to do your research.
  92. Investing in Green Technology – the Future Is Now

    With global investing in green energy on the rise, there are abundant opportunities for environmentally responsible, financially ...
  93. Penny Stocks to Watch for May 2017 (CYTR, DELT)

    These ten penny stocks trading on U.S. public exchanges could gain substantial ground in summer 2017.
  94. Some Types of Index Funds Can Hurt Retirees

    When it comes time to divest, you need to be able to sell high, not low, but broad-based index funds won’t let you do this. ...
  95. Join the Index Revolution and Boost Your Investment Returns

    Put the odds of a successful investment experience in your favor with index investing.
  96. Socially Responsible Stocks: do Good Deeds Punish Profits?

    Socially responsible investing doesn't mean accepting lower returns. Find out why squeaky-clean stocks shine as investments. ...
  97. How Honeywell Makes its Money (HON)

    Honeywell is a true conglomerate in a world of ever-greater specialization. Here's how it generates revenue.
  98. The Fed’s New Normal: Raising Rates

    Policy makers seem determined to bring rates back in line with historic norms.
  99. Unicorns, Starbucks and Successful Investing

    When you invest, don't look for unicorns. Instead, diversify your portfolio to minimize risk.
  100. Does Mixing Faith and Finances Work in Investing?

    Biblically responsible investing can help you maintain your beliefs while increasing your net worth.
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