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  1. Transportation Securities Bullish (IYT, FDX)

    Nearby support from ascending trendlines and 200-day moving averages on these transportation assets suggests that now could ...
  2. Top 4 Leveraged S&P 500 ETFs (SSO, UPRO)

    Investors with high risk tolerance aiming to capitalize on a volatile space may like these funds.
  3. Top 3 ETFs for Long-Term Investors (VTI, VIG)

    Long-term investors may find these buy-and-hold ETFs very appealing.
  4. Top 3 Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETFs (LQD, VCSH)

    If you’re looking for a hedge against a volatile stock market, these ETFs are worth a look.
  5. Almost All the Market at a Low Fee (VTI)

    Lots of stocks. A low fee. One ETF.
  6. Complex Derivatives Made Simple (USO, UNG)

    Many ETFs hold derivatives. Here's how to be sure if you own a derivatives-based ETF.
  1. Evaluating Home Depot and Lowe's Ahead of Building Season (HD, LOW)

    Assessing the performance, outlook and valuation of Home Depot and Lowe's as construction season approaches.
  2. Top 4 Leveraged S&P 500 ETFs (SSO, UPRO)

    Investors with high risk tolerance aiming to capitalize on a volatile space may like these funds.
  3. Top 3 ETFs for Long-Term Investors (VTI, VIG)

    Long-term investors may find these buy-and-hold ETFs very appealing.
  4. Top Defensive Consumer Stocks for 2017 (KHC, RAI)

    These 4 defensive consumer stocks can add stability to your portfolio.
  5. Diversify Your Portfolio With These 6 Essential Steps

    Follow these six essential steps to create a diversified portfolio within your risk tolerance.
  6. What is arbitrage?

    Arbitrage is basically buying a security in one market and simultaneously selling it in another market at a higher price, ...
  1. Would You Take Financial Advice from a Robot?

    A combination of robo-advising and human advising can provide affordable, quality investing advice.
  2. Advisors: How to Make Robo Technology Work for You

    Financial planners who embrace the digital revolution see robo advisors as an edge, not a threat.
  3. Robos & Financial Advisors: Cooperation Not Competition

    Instead of seeing robo-advisors as a threat, traditional financial advisors should embrace them.
  4. Wealthfront Review 2017: Fees and Investment Facts

    Wealthfront is one of the premier robo-advisors. Here's a breakdown on the brokerage's fees and features.
  5. Robo-Advisor (Robo-Adviser)

    Robo-advisors are digital platforms that provide automated, algorithm-driven financial planning services with little to no ...
  6. Pros and Cons of Robo-Advisor Personal Capital

    A look at the pros and cons of robo-advisor Personal Capital's robust platform.
  1. Top 3 Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETFs (LQD, VCSH)

    If you’re looking for a hedge against a volatile stock market, these ETFs are worth a look.
  2. What the Bond Markets Tell Us About Reflation

    Global bond markets are flashing caution on the reflation trade. Yet we see the underlying reflationary dynamic as alive ...
  3. A Shagadelic Idea for Short-Term Bonds (SHAG)

    This new bond ETF is an alternative to traditional low-duration exposure.
  4. The Yield “Melt-Up” That Wasn’t

    Russ talks about why bond yields remain low this year, despite expectations of a rise.
  5. How Rising Interest Rates and Inflation Affect Bonds

    Understand bonds better with these four basic factors.
  6. Security

    A security is a fungible, negotiable financial instrument that represents some type of financial value, usually in the form ...
  1. What is the difference between a capital expenditure and a revenue expenditure?

    Capital expenditures represent major investments of capital that a company makes to expand its business and generate additional ...
  2. What is the difference between revenue and income?

    Revenue is simply the total amount of cash generated by the sale of products or services associated with the company's primary ...
  3. How do I calculate the degree of operating leverage?

    The degree of operating leverage is a measure used to evaluate how a company's operating income changes with respect to a ...
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Why Ford's New Boss Faces a Rough Road Ahead (F, GM, TSLA)

    Ford's New CEO, Jim Hackett, must find a way to overhaul the automaker
  1. What is the difference between upstream and downstream oil and gas operations?

    The closer to the end user a function or firm is, the further downstream it is said to be. Raw material extraction or production ...
  2. How a Chess Champion Became a Renowned Economist

    Harvard economist and former Chief Economist for the IMF, Kenneth Rogoff, shares his journey from high school chess champion ...
  3. How can my stock's price change after hours, and what effect does this have on investors? Can I sell the stock at the after-hours price?

    When the regular market opens for the next day's trading, stocks may not necessarily open at the same price at which it traded ...
  4. What is a CUSIP Number?

    The Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures developed a system that identifies securities.
  5. What is the Difference Between Variable Cost and Fixed Cost in Economics?

    Learn what total costs are comprised of, what variable costs and fixed costs are and what the main difference between fixed ...
  6. Brexit

    Brexit refers to Britain's leaving the European Union, which could happen in as few as two years.
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    An Initial Coin Offering (ICO) is an unregulated means by which funds are raised for a new cryptocurrency venture.
  6. The Bernie Madoff Story

    Bernie Madoff ran a multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme that is considered the largest financial fraud of all time.
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