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Listen Up: Will Hearables Become a New Tech Category?

Listen Up: Will Hearables Become a New Tech Category?

Wearable technology, such as Fitbit (FIT) and the Apple (AAPL) Watch, have been all the rage the past few years as devotees use these devices to track step counts, heart rates, and other health metrics. But wearables may be getting an upgrade. Wireless headphones may become the latest trend in the world of wearables. These devices received wide ...

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Getting Yourself and Your Portfolio Ready for Winter
November 18, 2016

Getting Yourself and Your Portfolio Ready for Winter

The end of the year is approaching, and that means pulling out sweaters, boots, and maybe some skis or snowmobiles. Once you're clad in all your finest ...

What’s In Store For Luxury Market As Sales See Downturns
November 4, 2016

What’s In Store For Luxury Market As Sales See Downturns

We may indulge ourselves with a coveted electronics gadget, shoes, or some other toy when we think we deserve it, but the publicly traded luxury stocks don’t ...

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Purification: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Portfolio?
October 28, 2016

Purification: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Portfolio?

A greater focus on health and well-being is driving sales of products like air purifiers, with many people thinking these devices will make indoor air cleaner. The U.S. air ...

Power Investment: Can Battery Storage Wean Us Off Fossil Fuels?
October 21, 2016

Power Investment: Can Battery Storage Wean Us Off Fossil Fuels?

With climate change a serious threat, many innovative companies are looking at how to store the intermittent energy produced by wind and solar farms as the ...

The Smart Home: Operating Your Home Appliances via Apps
October 14, 2016

The Smart Home: Operating Your Home Appliances via Apps

A smart home used to mean connected technology for gaming or music, but new technology is going far beyond that. Estimates from the CTA suggest smart ...

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Print Drivers: 3D Printing Making Inroads, But Risks Remain
October 7, 2016

Print Drivers: 3D Printing Making Inroads, But Risks Remain

There’s a lot of excitement surrounding 3D printers, as these machines can be used to create just about anything. From shoes to architectural models ...

How Paint Nights and Coloring Books Boost Office Supply Sales
September 30, 2016

How Paint Nights and Coloring Books Boost Office Supply Sales

As grownups tap into creativity with paint nights and coloring books for adults, a few industries are benefiting. Paint nights, coloring books, back-to-school supplies ...

Back-to-School Shopping: Picking Up Supplies and Stocks?
September 23, 2016

Back-to-School Shopping: Picking Up Supplies and Stocks?

September means it’s time for students to go back to school, and often this means shopping for new school supplies. These supplies might include anything from ...

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Considering a Vacation Home? Sales Trends Vary. Location ...
September 20, 2016

Considering a Vacation Home? Sales Trends Vary. Location ...

The primary house market remains red-hot, but the secondary, or vacation, home market is mixed. According to the National Association of Realtors ...

How Beauty Products Can Make a Face and Portfolio Look Pretty
September 16, 2016

How Beauty Products Can Make a Face and Portfolio Look Pretty

Beauty is big business. Research firm Euromonitor said global sales of skincare products exceeded $111 billion in 2014, and that doesn’t even include cosmetics. ...

Trader RV Touring Time: Hit the Road in a Recreational Vehicle
September 9, 2016

Trader RV Touring Time: Hit the Road in a Recreational Vehicle

In the 1985 comedy Lost in America, Albert Brooks and Julie Hagerty quit their L.A. jobs and buy a Winnebago with the plan to drive cross-country. They may have ...

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Which Company Might Develop the Next Pokémon Go?
September 2, 2016

Which Company Might Develop the Next Pokémon Go?

Pokémon Go took the world by storm in July, with kids and adults chasing after pocket monsters in parks and on sidewalks across the world. According to Sensor ...

Space! The Ultimate Bucket List Travel Destination
August 26, 2016

Space! The Ultimate Bucket List Travel Destination

The opening lines to Star Trek said that space was the final frontier, and although Gene Roddenberry’s dreams seemed far off in the 1960s, today’s scientists are ...

Trader's Appetite: Fancy Trends in Casual Dining Restaurants
August 19, 2016

Trader's Appetite: Fancy Trends in Casual Dining Restaurants

The fast-casual restaurant boom continues, with popular chains like Dave & Buster’s (PLAY) and Wingstop (WING) among some of the standout restaurant ...

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Invested #likeyou: U.S. Olympians Meet Their Client Match
August 18, 2016

Invested #likeyou: U.S. Olympians Meet Their Client Match

Team USA is shining at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Even more than marveling at the growing medal count, the team’s incredible athleticism and spirit is inspiring ...

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