1. The Best Bet Over the Next 7 Years? Timber (WOOD, CUT)

    April 21, 2016
    Timber could very well be your best bet over the next 7 years. Here's why.
  2. George Soros Worried about China's Financial System

    April 21, 2016
    George Soros is concerned about Chinese credit markets, likening China's current situation to that of the US just prior to ...
  3. Airbnb to Take on India’s Projected $40 billion Travel Market

    April 20, 2016
    A recent partnership with the Times of India will support the sharing economy disruptors movement into the world's largest ...
  4. UnitedHealthcare Leaves Obamacare, Stock Rises (UNH)

    April 19, 2016
    The nation's largest insurer calls the Obamacare marketplace unsustainable and opts out.
  5. How Vanguard Dominates in Target Date Funds

    April 19, 2016
    A recent report from Morningstar shows that Vanguard is totally dominating the target-date fund market. Here's why.
  6. How to File and Suspend Social Security Benefits Online Before 4/29 Deadline

    April 19, 2016
    If you’re between the ages of 62 and 70, you could add up to $60,000 to your Social Security benefits if you file for and ...
  7. Indian Temp Workers Taxed $3B Annually, Get No Benefits

    April 18, 2016
    H-1B workers in the U.S. pay social security taxes but see none of the benefits. The American government basically told India ...
  8. Nauto Driverless Cars Raise $12 Million in VC

    April 18, 2016
    In a Series A funding round led by Playground Global, Palo-Alto based driverless car startup Nauto is recognized for innovation ...
  9. Brexit Would Make UK "Permanently Poorer"

    April 18, 2016
    In a report released Monday, the Treasury reckoned "the UK would be permanently poorer if it left the EU" in favor of any ...
  10. Meitu: The Chinese Selfie App Worth $3 Billion

    April 18, 2016
    Growing wealth and peer pressure means cosmetic surgery is big business in China. However, Meitu offers a cheaper (and less ...
  11. Homeland Security Warns: Uninstall QuickTime on PC

    April 18, 2016
    The absence of security updates for QuickTime for Windows leaves the software vulnerable to exploitation, warns DHS.
  12. How Bad is Russia's Economy?

    April 14, 2016
    The Russian economy is facing many headwinds. It could get worse before it gets better.
  13. DJIA vs. Dow Transport: A Telling Divergence?

    April 11, 2016
    The Dow Transport Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average are sending mixed signals. What does it mean?
  14. Emerging Market Defaults: Beware of Second Wave

    April 8, 2016
    Emerging market corporate defaults have the potential to be the biggest risk to global markets.
  15. A First Look at the Finalized Fiduciary Rule

    April 7, 2016
    The final version of the long-awaited DOL fiduciary rules were watered down. Here's how they look, the potential impact and ...
  16. The Week Ahead: April 4 - 8, 2016

    April 1, 2016
    After a busy end to last week with the U.S. employment report and ISM Manufacturing numbers released on Friday, investors ...
  17. Gas Prices Could Rise on Record Demand

    March 28, 2016
    According to a Reuters analysis of U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) data, U.S. gasoline consumption is on track ...
  18. Corporate Profits Fall, But They're Still Too High

    March 25, 2016
    Corporate profits are falling--but is it because profits were too high in the first place?
  19. Household Net Worth For Americans Rose In 2015

    March 14, 2016
    Even as household net worth for American households rose in 2015, it failed to translate into economic growth.
  20. The Brand New Drone ETF (IFLY)

    March 11, 2016
    A new ETF bets on the drone industry taking off.
  21. Bezos' Blue Origin to Start Space Tours in 2018

    March 10, 2016
    Amazon founder provided a peek inside fifteen-year-old under-the-wraps space venture Blue Origin to select reporters.
  22. Bank of England's Mark Carney on Brexit: Stay In

    March 8, 2016
    Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, testified before the British House of Commons' Treasury Committee Tuesday ...
  23. Top Themes from Idea Generation 2016

    March 2, 2016
    Where is the market and the economy headed in 2016? The best new ideas from today’s 2016 Idea Generation Conference cover ...
  24. Airlines May Enter a New Bear Market in 2016

    February 29, 2016
    Despite savings from record low oil prices, airlines lost substantial ground in 2015. Is the airline industry entering a ...
  25. Buffett's Annual Shareholder Letter, 2016 Edition

    February 27, 2016
    In his annual letter to shareholders, Berkshire Hathway chairman Warren Buffett touched upon a broad array of themes, including ...
  26. Unicorns: This Chart Shows Just How Rare They Are (FB)

    February 19, 2016
    It turns out that true unicorns are far rarer than you think, according to this J.P. Morgan Asset Management chart.
  27. Obama Wants to Double Wall Street Regulation

    February 8, 2016
    President Obama wants to double the budgets of the SEC and the CFTC over the next five years.
  28. Mutual Funds: Don’t Overpay for Them

    January 29, 2016
    Over the past several years, the average expense ratio that fund companies charge has dropped. For most investors, that means ...
  29. No Change in Fed Funds Rate

    January 27, 2016
    The FOMC kept interest rates at 0.25-0.5%, declining to either pursue aggressive normalization or admit fault for volatility ...
  30. Why Are Hedge Funds Buying Up Stocks?

    January 25, 2016
    Hedge fund managers are buying up the shares of big companies. What do the managers know that we don't?
  31. Conflict with Russia Damages the Turkish Economy

    January 6, 2016
    Is it time to pull money out of Turkey? Here’s how the conflict between Russia and Turkey, stemming from Turkey shooting ...
  32. Is Fundrise's New eREIT Right for You?

    December 31, 2015
    Three things to keep in mind when considering investing in Fundrise's new eREIT.
  33. Top Stories for Investopedia Professionals in 2015

    December 31, 2015
    Professional financial advisors and wealth managers rely on Investopedia for the latest information and industry trends. ...
  34. Jesus Christ, Financial Adviser

    December 21, 2015
    t’s that time of year again, when folks reflect on the year that was and contemplate the year that will be.
  35. How Do Workers' Compensation Benefits Work?

    December 8, 2015
    What you need to know about Workers' Compensation benefits.
  36. Best Performing Target-Date Funds

    December 2, 2015
    Learn about the three best-performing target-date mutual funds (TDFs) from T. Rowe Price, Schwab and Vanguard with target ...
  37. Airline Stocks Hurt by Worldwide Travel Advisory

    November 24, 2015
    A climate of security threats has led the State Department to issue a global travel warning, and airlines are feeling the ...
  38. Boost Your Portfolio by Adding 3 Turnaround Stocks (HOV, CRAFT)

    November 20, 2015
    Peter Lynch loves turnarounds. The stocks of these battered companies can offer incredible rewards if bought at the right ...
  39. How Accelerated Benefit Riders Fill Insurance Gaps

    October 30, 2015
    Accelerated benefit riders have become the new darlings in the financial marketplace. Here's why.
  40. Why Did American Apparel File For Bankruptcy?

    October 20, 2015
    American Apparel was a cool and hip brand with growing sales, once upon a time. Recently, the LA-based company filed for ...
  41. Alcoa Earnings Bomb Not a Bellwether

    October 12, 2015
    Thankfully the market hasn't followed Alcoa's lead down.
  42. Netflix's Price Hike Cheers Shareholders (AMZN, CMCSA)

    October 8, 2015
    Netflix has raised the price for its standard streaming service, and investors have rewarded it handsomely.
  43. The Five Most Disruptive Technologies of 2015

    October 5, 2015
    A breakdown of the five most important disruptive innovations in 2015, including wearable technology, ride sharing and smartphones.
  44. Use Options Data To Predict Stock Market Direction

    October 1, 2015
    Options market trading data can provide important insights about the direction of stocks and the overall market. Here’s how ...
  45. Impaired Risk Insurance Products

    September 28, 2015
    What are impaired risk insurance products and understanding life insurance rate classes, table ratings and flat extra premiums. ...
  46. Downtrending Stocks to Short or Sell

    September 24, 2015
    These stocks are trending lower and currently near a short sale areas, based on breaks lower and falling stock indexes.
  47. The Best Strategies to Manage Your Stock Options

    September 22, 2015
    We look at strategies to help manage taxes and the exercise of incentive and non-qualified stock options.
  48. Volkswagen Shares Tank on Emissions Cheating

    September 21, 2015
    Shares of German car maker Volkswagen nosedived by roughly 21% today after the company admitted that they had used falsified ...
  49. Volkswagen Stumbles, Less Volatility

    September 21, 2015
    Shares of German automaker Volkswagen, the largest automotive group in the world, fell more than 20% overnight, wiping out ...
  50. Fund Boards: What They Do and Why You Should Care

    June 23, 2015
    Fund boards oversee management and operations of the fund on behalf of shareholders. Make sure you've got a board that will ...
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