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  1. How Facebook, Amazon, Alphabet Are Killing The Bears

    The sharp gains of Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Google shares have vanquished the bears, at least for the moment
  2. Qualcomm Faces Earnings Volatility, Divorce From Apple

    Qualcomm reports earnings on Wednesday after failing at its 200-day simple moving average on Monday.
  3. Merck Stock Down After Pulling Keytruda in Europe

    Merck shares moved more than 10% lower after it pulled its Keytruda marketing application in Europe. How low will shares ...
  4. Facebook Stock Sets All-Time Highs Before Earnings

    Facebook has strong momentum into earnings, above a "golden cross" on its daily chart with a positive but overbought weekly ...
  5. What Is a Cash Flow Statement?

    Learn how the CFS relates to the balance sheet and income statement as a part of a company's financial reports.
  6. 6 Signs You're Ready to Retire Early

    If you can answer "yes" to these six questions, you may be ready to retire early.
  7. Why Amazon's Earnings Aren't As Strong As They Look

    Amazon's 3Q earnings were boosted by ultra-low tax payments
  8. Apple's Brightening Profit Outlook Could Drive Techs Higher

    Good As Gold: Analysts are boosting Apple's profit estimates and stock targets, which could propel the markets higher
  9. E*Trade Stock Approaches Key Support Levels

    E*Trade shares reached 52-week highs this month, but the recent sell-off will test key support at the 50-day moving average.
  10. Charles Schwab Stock Could Be Forming a Double Top

    Charles Schwab continues to benefit from higher interest rates, but the stock could be forming a double top.
  11. Intuit Stock Hits Fresh Highs, but Rally Is at Risk

    Intuit stock moved higher last week after analysts raised their price target, but it is approaching overbought levels.
  12. MSCI ACWI - All Country World Index

    The MSCI ACWI is a market capitalization weighted index designed to provide a broad measure of equity-market performance ...
  13. Who Are Starbucks’ Main Competitors? (SBUX)

    Examine the current state of Starbucks in relation to its major competitors in the coffee shop business, including Dunkin' ...
  14. Can Amazon Earnings Push Shares Back Above $1,000?

    Amazon's earnings release tonight could determine the near-term direction of the shares.
  15. Alphabet Stock Challenges $1,000 With Earnings Looming

    Today's earnings report may determine if the tech giant's shares are able to reach the round number milestone.
  16. Tax Shelter

    A tax shelter is a vehicle used by taxpayers to minimize or decrease their taxable incomes and, therefore, tax liabilities.
  17. Intel Stock Could Sell Off After Earnings

    Intel stock has broken out to a multi-year high but is now technically overbought, raising the odds for a sell-the-news reaction.
  18. Best Credit Cards For International Students

    International students studying in the U.S. can establish credit history and get a locally issued credit card.
  19. Caterpillar Beats Expectations As Charts Show Bullish Sentiment

    Caterpillar's third quarter results were better than expected, prompting price target hikes from key analysts
  20. How To Hedge Against A Stock Market Plunge: Bank of America

    BofA and other investors discuss multiple strategies for a market decline
  21. 3 Charts Suggest Commodities Uptrend Is Just Getting Started

    Bullish price action and nearby support on the charts of key commodity-related ETFs suggest that the uptrend is just getting ...
  22. AMD Stock Poised to Break Down From Ascending Triangle

    Advanced Micro Devices reported worse-than-expected guidance for the fourth quarter.
  23. Why Is McDonald's Valued Like a Big Tech Stock?

    No Bargain: McDonald's falling revenue casts doubt on its premium valuation
  24. Bull Market's Best Friend Is Yellen Among Fed Picks

    The fate of the eight-year-old bull market lies in the hands of the next Fed boss
  25. Inside The Exponential Growth of Smart Beta ETFs

    Smart beta ETFs are on a torrid growth pace. Here are some of the drivers of that growth.
  26. Pandora Stock Breaks Down and Eyes June Lows

    Pandora stock fell on Monday along with tech peers, despite a September investment by Sirius XM.
  27. 10 Breakout Ideas for Small Businesses

    Running the day-to-day in a small business can absorb all your energies. But seeking new opportunities is what will keep ...
  28. Congress May Take Away Your 401(k) Tax Reduction (or Not)

    As part of overhauling the U.S. income tax system, Congress is considering taking away your 401(k) tax reduction. But Trump ...
  29. Celgene Shocker Could End Biotech Rally

    Celgene abandoned a key drug application last week, sending the stock and sector into a tailspin that could signal an intermediate ...
  30. Top 5 Robo-Advisors in 2017

    Robo-advisors have surged in popularity as investors seek low-cost, automated investing opportunities.
  31. Stocks Move Further Into Record Territory

    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  32. Permanent Life Policies: Whole vs. Universal

    If you're looking for life-long security, choosing between these two is the key.
  33. Adobe Stock Hits Fresh Highs After Analysts' Day

    Adobe Systems shares broke out, but traders should watch for some consolidation above these key support levels.
  34. Bearish Engulfing Could Jeopardize Amazon Rally

    Amazon.com shares fell about 1.2%, although the long-term trend remains intact.
  35. How to Retire a Millionaire Without a 401(k)

    Can you retire as a millionaire without a 401(k) plan? It may not be easy, but it isn't impossible if you know where to invest ...
  36. Betterment Review 2016: Fees and Investment Facts

    Betterment is the largest robo-advisor with more than $10 billion in assets under management. Here is what to expect when ...
  37. The Future of the Fiduciary Rule

    Ed Gjertsen II, CFP® discusses the future of the Fiduciary Rule.
  38. How to Become an Investment Banker

    The path to the top of one of the world's most lucrative fields, investment banking begins with a topnotch education.
  39. The Cost of Not Paying for Financial Advice

    You might think professional advice is unnecessary and just not for you. Here's why that type of thinking could be a big ...
  40. How Dow 26,000 Could Come Sooner Than You Think

    Bullish Sentiment Reigns: Leading investment managers see more stock records ahead
  41. Making Client Success Your Own: Chicago

    American Century Investments Client Relationship Manager Taylor Ahern at the 2017 Chicago Marathon.
  42. Bulls Take Aim at Financials

    Breakouts on charts of key financial stocks suggest that this could be the sector to watch in the final months of 2017.
  43. Facebook Stock Could Hit $200 After Earnings

    Enthusiastic buyers have ignored recent controversies, lifting Facebook shares back to the July all-time high.
  44. How Stock Investors Can Profit Big From Spinoffs

    Spinning Rich Profits: Spinoffs as a group have posted total returns of nearly 300% over 10 years
  45. How American Century Preps Investors for the Future

    American Century and Investopedia at the 2017 Chicago Marathon.
  46. Welcome to Chicago!

    The Financial Fitness Tour stops at the 2017 Chicago Marathon.
  47. The Great Recession's Impact on the Housing Market

    Home buyers should heed the warnings of why the Great Recession occurred in the first place.
  48. 5 Things the Wealthy Can Teach Us About Money

    Building and managing wealth starts with habits we've noticed among many of our successful clients. Habits you can develop ...
  49. Why This Earnings Season May Be the Best Yet For Stocks

    Third Quarter Bump: Stocks typically post the biggest gains in the 30 days following the start of earnings reporting.
  50. Schwab's Director of Business Consulting Shares Marketing Secrets With RIAs

    Charles Schwab's director of business consulting services Kimberly Sanders lays out how RAs can standout in a crowded marketplace. ...
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