What Is An ETF?

This is a basic guide that answers the question, "What is an ETF?" ETFs, or "exchange-traded funds," are rapidly gaining in popularity among investors.  Even after U.S. investors poured record-breaking levels of cash into ETFs in 2013, ETF investing is still more popular than ever. In March, assets of ETFs (exchange-traded funds) and ETPs (exchange-traded […]

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April's Top ETFs From The Booming Energy Sector

The top ETFs of April are riding on March's record-breaking highs. That month, assets of ETFs (exchange-traded funds) and ETPs (exchange-traded products) in the United States reached a new record high of $1.73 trillion. In the first quarter of 2014 alone, ETFs/ETPs in the U.S. gathered net inflows of $15 billion, with 1,568 ETFs/ETPs listed […]

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April's Five Top ETFs Come From The Surging Commodities Sector

Top ETFs roundup:Although the U.S. markets started strong in April, they closed the month in the red. To blame was a major selloff in various momentum stocks, like social media, Internet, biotechnology, and more. In addition to this, the ongoing turmoil in Ukraine-Russia conflict had its toll on broad equity markets. However, commodities were able […]

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Top News

Uber IPO: Issues Facing the $10 Billion Driver-On-Demand App

According to a Bloomberg report yesterday (Thursday), Uber is in talks to begin a new round of fundraising that would value the on-demand taxi booking company at more than $10 billion.

The $10 billion valuation would be a dramatic increase from $3.5 billion it was valued at last summer.

An Uber deal probably won’t make the 2014 IPO calendar, and Uber stock would undoubtedly be a hot commodity and one of larger recent tech IPOs when it hits the market. But there are still a number of issues facing the company…


This Chart Shows How Huge the Alibaba IPO Will Be

The Alibaba IPO was officially filed earlier this month, and analysts estimate that the deal could be the largest initial public offering in U.S. history.

Bloomberg has estimated that the Hong-Kong based e-commerce firm could be valued as high as $168 billion, and will be selling a 12% stake in the company through the IPO. That means the company would raise $20.16 billion through its IPO.

Here’s how the Alibaba IPO stacks up against the biggest IPOs ever…

Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today: Top Stories to Watch Before the Market Opens

Stock market today, May 16, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped as many as 200 points Thursday on lukewarm housing numbers, poor retail earnings, and a sell-off in small cap stocks.

Here are the 10 things you should know to make your Friday profitable:

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J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) Stock Soars 25% Following Earnings Beat

J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) stock soared 25% in after-hours trading today after the company reported a first quarter earnings per share (EPS) loss of $1.16 on $2.8 billion in revenue.

That beat consensus estimates that had JCP pegged for an EPS loss of $1.25 on $2.7 billion in revenue.

With JC Penney stock is up big after today’s earnings report, here’s the best way to play it…

Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today Slammed; Dow Jones Industrial Average Falls 167 Points

Stock Market Today, May 15, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped as many as 200 points on Thursday on lukewarm housing numbers, poor retail earnings, and a sell-off in small-cap stocks.

Here are the closing numbers:

DOW: 16,447, -1.00%
S&P 500: 1,871, -0.93%

Now here are the top stories from the stock market today...

Stocks to Buy

Stocks to Buy: Get the "Google of Russia" for a Bargain

When looking for the best stocks to buy, many investors avoid companies and markets that are tangled in bad news.

For many, it seems like common sense to avoid areas that keep generating negative headlines. But for shrewd investors, "bad news" can frequently generate very profitable stocks.

And right now, Russian tech stocks are providing investors with discounted buy-in opportunities. This tech stock in particular has huge potential…

Investing In ETFs With High Dividends

Investing in ETFs is a popular trend today. ETFs, or "exchange-traded funds," are relatively new investment vehicles that are rapidly gaining in popularity.  The exchange-traded fund industry hit another record in the first quarter of 2014 with $1.73 trillion in assets. ETF investing offers a similar level of safety and diversity as mutual fund investing, […]

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