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  1. The Week Ahead: April 25-29, 2016

    This coming week is a busy one in the U.S., with the Federal Reserve (FOMC) meeting, housing data and the GDP report all ...
  2. 6 Timeless Trading Lessons from Jack Schwager

    Our new columnist Aaron Fifield shares highlighs of his chat with renowned trading expert Jack Schwager,
  3. Saudi Aramco IPO: Oil Firm May List 5% Within Year

    Look for the Saudi Aramco IPO within the next year, quite possibly on a stock exchange in New York.
  4. Sears Closing 78 Stores, Mostly K-Marts, This July

    The sad, slow dismantling of two classic American brands continues as Sears Holdings (NYSE: SHLD) has announced plans to ...
  5. Why the Eurozone Economy is ‘Stuck in a Slow-Growth Rut’

    Markit's initial estimates of eurozone economic growth in April, released Friday morning, are far from encouraging.
  6. PepsiCo CEO Says Pepsi No Longer a Soda Company (PEP)

    As U.S. demand for carbonated soft drinks decreases for the 11th consecutive year in a row, global giant PepsiCo, led by ...
  7. This Goldman Sachs Call Option Strategy is Up Over 100% in Just Days

    Goldman Sachs' strategy of buying call options has seen big returns this earnings season. One particular strategy saw a return ...
  8. Why One Analyst Says Stocks May Have Peaked for 2016

    According to one analyst, the S&P 500 may have hit its high for the year.
  9. Alphabet's Earnings Miss, Stock Drops 5%

    Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google, reported disappointing first-quarter earnings Friday morning, sending its shares ...
  10. McDonald's Reports Q1 Earnings

    McDonald's continues to coast on All Day Breakfast, beating market expectations this morning.
  11. Iron Ore Soars as Big 3 Miners Cut Production

    The world's three biggest iron ore miners all announced this week that they will be cutting production over the coming months ...
  12. Starbucks' Revenue Comes Up Cold (SBUX)

    Starbucks shows solid transaction growth but misses revenue target.
  13. McDonald's Expands "Experience of the Future"

    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) recently started installing Samsung Galaxy Tabs in the "majority" of its U.K. restaurants. The tablets ...
  14. Lexmark Acquired by Chinese Consortium

    Printing specialist Lexmark (NYSE: LXK) has agreed to be acquired by a consortium of Chinese investors for $40.50 per share ...
  15. Staples Parts With Its Print Solutions Business

    Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) still intends on buying its office supplies retail rival Office Depot (NASDAQ: ODP) despite the FTC's ...
  16. Earnings Friday: GE, MCD, CAT, HON

    Friday morning will see a number of big names report first-quarter financial results, including Caterpillar Inc. (CAT), General ...
  17. Why Blackstone’s Results Failed to Impress (BX)

    Blackstone's first quarter had good points and bad points, but the future should come down to one factor.
  18. Verizon Getting Sold Under the Surface (VZ)

    Verizon volume divergences point to institutional selling pressure that may overcome recent market leadership.
  19. The Best Bet Over the Next 7 Years? Timber (WOOD, CUT)

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

    George Soros is concerned about Chinese credit markets, likening China's current situation to that of the US just prior to ...
  21. S&P 500 Resistance and Volatility Opportunities (SPY, VXX)

    The S&P 500 is at a vulnerable spot with low volume and low volatility, which means trading a volatility ETF may present ...
  22. Visa Stock at 52-Week Highs Ahead of Earnings (V)

    Ahead of Visa's second quarter earnings results due after the closing bell Thursday, the credit card issuer has paid off ...
  23. Steel Prices Soaring, Led by China

    Despite a continuous global supply glut, steel prices in China have advanced since the beginning of 2016.
  24. Starbucks Earnings Coming Up, What to Expect? (SBUX)

    The fact that Starbucks' projected full-year 2016 earnings growth rate is about four times the rise in S&P 500 index ...
  25. Mattel Stock Plays Poorly on Q1 Loss (MAT)

    The stock's decline seems overdone and more of a "sell the news" type event, given how well MAT shares had performed leading ...
  26. Investopedia Launches Advisor Insights Financial Advice Portal

    Today Investopedia launches Advisor Insights, a free service to both users and financial advisors that can provide significant ...
  27. Coca-Cola Stock Fizzles on 4% Q1 Revenue Drop (KO)

    Slumping global soda consumption remains a headwind for the Atlanta-based company.
  28. DR Horton Earnings Coming Up, What to Expect? (DHI)

    There's strong pent up demand for DR Horton-built homes, which will likely translate to a higher stock price in the quarters ...
  29. Intel Cuts 11% Workforce as PC Segment Continues to Struggle (INTC)

    Intel's sales from its microprocessor and chip division, which represents 60% of its total sales and profits, declined by ...
  30. Airbnb to Take on India’s Projected $40 billion Travel Market

    A recent partnership with the Times of India will support the sharing economy disruptors movement into the world's largest ...
  31. Qualcomm Stock Hinges on Strong Q1 Earnings (QCOM)

    Despite Qualcomm's revenue declines and the eroding market share, the semiconductor giant might have already seen the worst ...
  32. Alphabet Stock: What to Expect from Earnings (GOOG, GOOGL)

    Alphabet, the parent company of Google, is set to report first-quarter results after the close Thursday. Analysts are expecting ...
  33. Microsoft Stock Still a Buy on Cloud Momentum (MSFT)

    While Microsoft shares don't scream bargain today at near all-time highs, they won't get cheaper, thanks to the company's ...
  34. Caterpillar at a Major Crossroads (CAT)

    Caterpillar has reached a critical price level that should determine its fate.
  35. Tesla CEO Elon Musk Earned Minimum Wage (TSLA)

    According to a filing on Friday, Musk's total 2015 compensation was $37,584, which reflects the minimum wage requirement ...
  36. Under Armour Stock: What to Expect from Earnings (UA)

    Under Armour reports first-quarter results before the open Thursday. The sports apparel company has capitalized on its innovative ...
  37. Intel Stock Down on Rev Miss, Layoffs, CFO Move (INTC)

    Not only did Intel report first quarter revenue that missed Street expectations, but the company also announced a massive ...
  38. Cisco Ups Its Smart Car Game With New Partnership

    CEO Chuck Robbins summed up Cisco's (NASDAQ: CSCO) fiscal 2016 second quarter earnings report by saying, "We're focused ...
  39. UnitedHealthcare Leaves Obamacare, Stock Rises (UNH)

    The nation's largest insurer calls the Obamacare marketplace unsustainable and opts out.
  40. Donald Trump’s Right That the Game Is Rigged – for Him to Make Money by Running

    Here’s how The Donald games election law to spin glitz into cash.
  41. How Vanguard Dominates in Target Date Funds

    A recent report from Morningstar shows that Vanguard is totally dominating the target-date fund market. Here's why.
  42. Alibaba Makes a Lifesaving $1B Investment in Lazada (BABA)

    The Chinese Internet giant continues its acquisition spree and advancement into Southeast Asian markets with the acquisition ...
  43. Yum! Brands Stock: What to Expect from Earnings (YUM)

    Yum! Brands – which operates the Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC fast-food brands – reports first-quarter results after close ...
  44. 3 Lesser-known Retailers in Bull Markets (BURL, DG)

    These three retailers are flying under the radar, carving out bullish patterns that should yield new highs.
  45. Corn's Bullish Base Could Yield 2016 Breakout (CORN)

    Corn is building an inverse head and shoulders base that could support a rally above 500.
  46. Goldman Sachs Stock: What to Expect from Earnings (GS)

    Analysts expected bad news ahead of Goldman's first-quarter earnings, reported before market open Tuesday. They were half ...
  47. Yahoo Stock: What to Expect from Earnings (YHOO)

    Yahoo reports first-quarter earnings Tuesday after close, but the market is paying only cursory attention to the company's ...
  48. Can a Dose of CVS Health Revive Your Portfolio? (CVS)

    CVS will send its dividend payment on May 2 to shareholders of record as of April 22.
  49. Indian Temp Workers Taxed $3B Annually, Get No Benefits

    H-1B workers in the U.S. pay social security taxes but see none of the benefits. The American government basically told India ...
  50. The Rise of Niche Ride-hailing Services

    Ride-hailing startups attempt to make the industry safer.
Stock Analysis
  1. What are the different ways corporations can raise capital?

    Find out about raising capital for corporations with debt and equity capital. Learn how interest and dividend payments factor ...
  2. How do NGOs get funding?

    Find out how non-governmental organizations (NGO) fund projects, operations, salaries, and other overhead costs.
  3. How is a Capitalist System Different Than a Free Market System?

    Learn how capitalism and free market systems work, along with their differences.
  4. What is the difference between a value chain and a supply chain?

    Learn the difference between a value chain and a supply chain, and why a company would want to maximize the value of both.
  5. What Are the Major Differences Between a Monopoly and an Oligopoly?

    Learn about the major differences between a monopoly and an oligopoly. Find answers to some common questions surrounding ...
  6. How do you calculate shareholders' equity?

    Shareholders' equity is calculated by subtracting a company's total liabilities from its total assets. It's the amount remaining ...
Hot Definitions
  1. Price-Earnings Ratio - P/E Ratio

    The Price-to-Earnings Ratio or P/E ratio is a ratio for valuing a company that measures its current share price relative ...
  2. Internal Rate of Return - IRR

    Internal Rate of Return (IRR) is a metric used in capital budgeting to estimate the profitability of potential investments.
  3. Limit Order

    An order placed with a brokerage to buy or sell a set number of shares at a specified price or better.
  4. Current Ratio

    The current ratio is a liquidity ratio that measures a company's ability to pay short-term and long-term obligations.
  5. Return on Investment (ROI)

    Return on Investment (ROI) is a performance measure used to evaluate the efficiency of an investment or compare the efficiency ...
  6. Interest Coverage Ratio

    The interest coverage ratio is a debt ratio and profitability ratio used to determine how easily a company can pay interest ...
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