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  1. Banks Lead Stellar Week 2 Earnings (JPM, C)

    Over half of the companies that have so far reported first-quarter results beat sales and earnings expectations — the best ...
  2. Embrace Bear Markets as a Fact of Investing

    Bear markets are a necessary part of investing. Trust your financial plan to get you through.
  3. How to Financially Prepare for a Market Downturn

    Regardless of the president's promises, a market downturn will occur, and you should be prepared.
  4. How Starbucks Makes Money (SBUX)

    A closer look at Starbucks.
  5. Investing Within Your Risk Tolerance Comfort Zone

    Investing within your risk tolerance comfort zone can keep you from making bad decisions.
  6. Investing in a Post-Brexit World: Ideas From CAIS 2017

    Panelists from the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit reveal their outlook for the year.
  7. Who Are You Investing For?

    How you should invest your portfolio depends in large part on who you are investing for.
  8. How Market Pricing Should Fit in Your Investing Strategy

    There is a science to investing. Here we talk about embracing one aspect - market pricing.
  9. Unicorn Profile: Grab

    Grab, Uber's largest competitor in Southeast Asia, has already handled 19 million rides
  10. A Sensible Approach to Allocating Wealth

    Allocating wealth involves protecting lifestyle over the long term and wealth creation.
  11. 3 Investment Options for Changing Levels of Inflation

    Many investors are bracing for rising inflation. Here are three ways to prepare your portfolio.
  12. The Top 10 Brokerage Firms For Day Trading

    Day traders have different needs from long-term investors. Investopedia rates the top 10 brokerage firms for day traders.
  13. Why Timing the Stock Market Is a Bad Idea

    When a market top looks inevitable how should investors proceed?
  14. Why Dollar-Cost Averaging Is a Good Idea

    Dollar-cost averaging can help an investor cope psychologically with market ups and downs.
  15. The Truth About Investing Using Stop Losses

    Stop losses are supposed to save you money when a stock's value falls, but they end up costing more.
  16. Why Reducing Investment Losses Is So Important

    It's more important to reduce the percentage of potential loss than to try to beat the market.
  17. 3 Market Factors to Consider This Spring

    Here are a few things to consider when looking at the current state of the U.S. stock market.
  18. Portfolio Management For the Under-30 Crowd

    Young investors have some advantages over their older counterparts. Read on to learn how to build a portfolio that will grow ...
  19. When Interest Rates Rise: Best Investment Strategies

    Interest rates are on the rise. Here's what that means for investing strategies.
  20. Don't Rob Yourself With Underperforming Investments

    Safe but underperforming investments will lose you money in the long-run.
  21. Your Investments May Not Be as Diversified as You Think

    Momentum trading focuses on investments that are performing well instead of passive allocation.
  22. How to Take Advantage of the Next Bear Market

    Take advantage of the next bear market and watch your investment in great companies grow.
  23. How BlackRock Makes Money

    The rise and continued growth of BlackRock, the world's largest investment firm.
  24. 7 Stock Buying Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

    No investor is flawless. Here are some common investing fallacies and a step-by-step guide on how to avoid them when buying ...
  25. 6 Types of Diversification for Your Portfolio

    Here are six forms of diversification you should include in your portfolio.
  26. Reduce Your Investment Fees to Get Ahead Financially

    With lower portfolios returns forecasted it's even more important to reduce your investing fees.
  27. Tracking Volatility: How the VIX is Calculated

    When market volatility spikes or stalls, newspapers, websites, bloggers and television commentators all refer to the VIX®. ...
  28. $500 or $5,000: The Best Ways to Invest For a Small Budget

    Got a small budget? Here are some investing tips.
  29. How Active Investing Leads Investors to Index Funds

    Investing in index funds is more active investing than passive investing.
  30. To Invest Or To Reduce Debt, That's The Question

    Find out how you can make use of that excess cash and improve your financial situation.
  31. Should Water Be Privatized?

    Could water privatization mean lower costs, greater efficiency and higher quality compared to public sector providers? A ...
  32. The Bull Market Anniversary and Long-Term Investors

    Bull and bear markets shouldn't really matter to long-term investors.
  33. It's Time to Divest From Fossil Fuels and Invest Sustainably

    Investors are increasingly making a difference by changing how they invest.
  34. Investing in the World's Most Profitable Whiskies

    As rare spirits fetch unprecedented prices at auctions, investing in whiskey may prove even more tempting than drinking it.
  35. Why Investors Should Be Data Dependent

    Here's why staying data dependent, process driven and risk conscious is crucial for investors.
  36. Black Holes & Karl Marx Theories Undone by Buffett

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is slowing down with just about average returns on investments.
  37. Ten Worst Mistakes Beginner Investors Make

    Here are the ten worst mistakes beginning investors make.
  38. Stilettos and Stocks: A Take on Asset Allocation

    Just like your shoe collection, your investment portfolio should be diversified.
  39. Is Your Fear of Investing Costing You Money?

    Don't let too much cash in your accounts hurt your bottom line. Invest it according to your needs.
  40. 3 Keys to Successful Long-Term Investing

    These three steps are essential to achieve a healthy and growing portfolio.
  41. Don't Let Valuations Drive Your Investing Decisions

    Base your investment decisions on data, processes and risk rather than on valuations.
  42. Will This Market Rally Last Forever?

    No one knows how much longer this market rally will continue, but it will end.
  43. Why Your Portfolio Underperforms the S&P 500

    Comparing your portfolio to the S&P 500 can be disappointing and cost you in the long run.
  44. The Value Investor's Handbook

    Learn the technique that Buffett, Lynch and other pros used to make their fortunes.
  45. Are You Investing or Gambling?

    We look at ways in which gambling creeps into trading and what may drive an individual to trade - or gamble - in the first ...
  46. Buy When There's Blood in the Streets

    Contrarian investors find value in the worst market conditions. Find out how they do it.
  47. Investors Like These Are Most Likely to Be Taken Advantage Of

    People most at risk for investment fraud aren't naive beginners. Surprising results from a recent study – and how to fight ...
  48. A Look At Primary And Secondary Markets

    Knowing how the primary and secondary markets work is key to understanding how stocks trade.
  49. How Dumb Money Can Become Smart Money

    An online brokerage grades its clients on their trades, and guess what? Their returns improve.
  50. How to Invest in the Growth of Insurtech (BRK.A, PGR)

    Here's how insurtech is providing a new opportunity for investors.
  51. Be Prepared For the Next Market Downturn

    Make changes to your portfolio while the market is stable and expect market fluctuations.
  52. Best Strategy for Short-Term Savings Goals

    For the best return when you have short-term savings goals, consider bonds. They're less risky than stocks and earn more ...
  53. Ray Dalio Stepping Down from Bridgewater Leadership Role

    The billionaire and author of eccentric investor letters made the announcement on his LinkedIn page.
  54. Finding Your Risk Tolerance and Investing Style

    Active, passive and income investing strategies all have differing risks and returns.
  55. Is Your Safe Investing Strategy Really Safe?

    Playing it too safe increases your opportunity cost and decreases your earnings in the long run.
  56. 5 Ways to Double Your Investment

    From risky maneuvers to slow-and-steady strategies, we look at five methods to double your money.
  57. Defining the 3 Types of Investments

    The first step to being a successful investor is knowing what is and isn't an investment.
  58. Socially Responsible Investing Continues to Grow

    Whatever term you use to describe it, socially responsible investing continues to rise in the U.S.
  59. What’s Wrong with Target Date Funds?

    Target date funds seem convenient, but you pay for that convenience with fees and other factors.
  60. Thoughts for Those Investing Over the Next 10 Years

    Review your financial plan with lower assumptions to prepare for the worst in the next 10 years.
  61. Sustainable Investing Still Makes Sense

    Companies embracing sustainability are succeeding, making sustainable investing worthwhile.
  62. Building a Balanced, Low-Cost Portfolio

    Build a balanced portfolio with asset allocation and sub-asset classes and rebalance it annually.
  63. How to Put Your Pay Raise to Work

    Put your pay raise to work and you can end up with a windfall.
  64. Taking the Emotion out of Investing

    The health of your investment portfolio depends on your ability to take emotions out of investing.
  65. Making Money with Managed Futures Funds

    Managed futures funds can be lucrative, but investors should be wary of incurring hidden costs. Ask for a clear explanation ...
  66. How Retail Is Moving From Malls to the Internet

    Investors in the retail sector need to be aware of the shift from stores to online shopping.
  67. Deciding Between Mutual Funds and ETFs

    Mutual funds and ETFs are both investment funds, but they are not as similar as you might think.
  68. Picking Your First Broker

    If you're a rookie investor, your first big investment decision should be an informed one. Read about how to choose your ...
  69. Investment Grade Bonds and Your Portfolio

    If you are worried about rising interest rates, consider these investment grade bond alternatives.
  70. Best Investment Accounts for Young Investors

    What are the best investment accounts for young investors? A few types to consider.
  71. What Can We Learn From Harvard’s Investing Mistakes?

    Here's what individual investors can take away from the Harvard endowment's losses.
  72. Think Like Warren Buffett

    They don't call him "The Oracle" for nothing. Learn how Buffett comes up with his winning picks.
  73. Will Trump Make Bitcoin Great Again? (PYPL)

    Many young Trump supporters are also pro-Bitcoin.
  74. The Myths and Risks of Concentrated, Single-stock Investment Positions

    Allocating too much of your portfolio to a single stock comes with many risks.
  75. Getting Started In Stocks

    We'll provide a step-by-step introduction on how to invest - and succeed - in this market.
  76. 5 Statements Commonly Made By Amateur Investors

    Here are five inaccurate investing statements and some tips on how to think more like a professional.
  77. Accelerating Returns With Continuous Compounding

    Investopedia explains the natural log and exponential functions used to calculate this value.
  78. Opinion: The Fed is a Dead Dove Walking

    Yellen missed a layup opportunity to raise rates into an acceleration of growth and inflation.
  79. Sector Rotation: the Essentials

    We look at how the market signals impending economic cycles and sector performance during each stage.
  80. What Investors Get Wrong About Dividends

    Are you guilty of buying into the dividend fallacy? A groundbreaking new study shows just how wrong some investors are about ...
  81. Every Investor Should Know This Boring Financial Term

    Think of standard deviation as a thermometer for risk, or better yet, anxiety.
  82. Stocks, ETFs to Watch During Donald Trump's Presidency

    These stocks and ETFs could be good bets if Donald Trump ascends to the Oval Office.
  83. Start Investing With Only $1,000

    You can get started as an investor with as little as $1000. Here's how.
  84. 10 Simple Steps To Financial Security Before 30

    Find out how to reach your long-term goals without becoming a tightwad.
  85. Pick Stocks Like Peter Lynch

    Learn the basic tenets that helped this famous investor earn his fortune.
  86. The Complete Guide to Financing an Investment Property

    If you're considering adding an investment property to your portfolio, you need to know what your options are for financing ...
  87. Cut Your Investment Fees to Be a Wall Street Deadbeat

    There are now many ways to proactively minimize fees associated with our investment portfolios.
  88. The 3 Most Timeless Investment Principles

    Benjamin Graham pioneered cutting edge concepts that propelled other top investors to fame.
  89. The Investopedia Anxiety Index

    The Investopedia Anxiety Index (IAI) is a gauge of investor sentiment based on the behavior of 20 million Investopedia readers ...
  90. The Problem with Buy Low, Sell High Advice

    Here's why the advice to buy low and sell high isn't quite so simple.
  91. 5 Painless Ways To Save More Money

    Saving money can be a chore, but these tricks put money in your pocket with no effort at all.
  92. Why a Long-Term View Is the Key to Investing Success

    Staying well within your risk portfolio will allow you to avoid short-term reactions to the market.
  93. Repeat After Me: Valuation Is Not a Catalyst!

    Valuation is a powerful reasoning tool for asset allocation only if you've done the associated fundamental analysis.
  94. What Happens When You Try to Time the Market?

    This is how market timing and frequent trading can negatively impact returns.
  95. Why Investors Need to Focus on the Long-Term

    Paying too much attention to short-term performance can hurt your long-term investment strategy.
  96. 4 Investing Resolutions to Make for 2017

    As 2017 approaches, it’s time to turn your thoughts to your financial goals – and the investing resolutions needed to achieve ...
  97. How to Use Ethical Investing to Invest in Your Beliefs

    These steps will help you invest ethically without jeopardizing your financial goals.
  98. Tips for More Tax-Efficient Investing

    It is prudent to take tax considerations into account when constructing taxable investment portfolios.
  99. What Are the Characteristics of Successful Investors?

    Successful investors have a healthy life balance, are disciplined, and measure success properly.
  100. How Anheuser-Busch Makes Money (BUD)

    The world's largest brewer enjoys overwhelming market share all over the world, and that market share is expected to rise. ...
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