Investing Articles

  1. 4 Steps To Building A Profitable Portfolio

    This is a step-by-step approach to determining, achieving and maintaining optimal asset allocation.
  2. Analyst Forecasts Spell Disaster For Some Stocks

    The type of stock that analysts cover can heavily influence their predictions.
  3. Build A Dividend Portfolio That Grows With You

    Balance risk and return to produce adequate income despite inflation.
  4. Using The Price-To-Book Ratio To Evaluate Companies

    The P/B ratio can be an easy way to determine a company's value, but it isn't magic!
  5. How To Outperform The Market

    Active trading is an investing style that aims to beat the market. Find out how it works, and whether it will work for you. ...
  6. Bear Put Spreads: A Roaring Alternative To Short Selling

    This strategy allows you to stop chasing losses when you're feeling bearish.
  7. All The Cliffs You Need To Know About

    In addition to the oft-cited fiscal cliff, there are economic, tax, political, geopolitical and earnings pitfalls to avoid. ...
  8. Everything Investors Need To Know About Earnings

    We go over the concepts behind the excitement over the most important figure in the stock market.
  9. Which Mutual Fund Market Cap Suits You?

    Different funds invest in companies with different market caps. Find out which is right for you.
  10. Finding Undiscovered Stocks

    Wall Street tends to focus on large cap stocks, leaving other stocks under-followed and undervalued.
  11. Build A Model Portfolio With Style Investing

    This sophisticated approach will add flair to your returns.
  12. Differences Between Stockbrokers, Investment Advisors And Financial Planners

    Find out how these three financial positions differ and in which areas they can help you with your finances.
  13. 12b-1: Understanding Mutual Fund Fees

    Many mutual funds charge investors a 12b-1 fee to pay for marketing and promotion expenses.
  14. The Emerging Trend For High Risk Investments

    There appears to be little doubt that investors are adopting higher-risk strategies in the quest for sizable financial reward. ...
  15. 3 Misconceptions About Purchasing ETFs

    The many advantages of ETF investing include safety, tax and cost efficiency, and portfolio diversification.
  16. Emerging Market ETFs For Your Retirement Accounts

    Emerging market ETFs are typically seen as riskier investments, but some of them may be able to strengthen your retirement ...
  17. The Most Affordable Precious Metals ETFs

    Precious metals ETFs invest in both physical commodities and futures contracts for precious metals.
  18. Charles Schwab Announces Commission-Free ETF Trading

    Here's what the Schwab ETF OneSource will mean to the average investor's portfolio and the potential decrease in costs for ...
  19. 5 Common Misconceptions About ETFs

    The rise in these funds' popularity has contributed to misinformation about what they are and how they work. Learn more here. ...
  20. Small Caps Boast Big Advantages

    Find out why little companies have the greatest potential for growth.
  21. Tips For Controlling Investment Losses

    A profit/loss plan helps investors recognize mistakes and invest logically, rather than emotionally.
  22. How To Make A Winning Long-Term Stock Pick

    Discover the key elements of a good long-term investment and how to find them.
  23. How To Find P/E And PEG Ratios

    If these numbers have you in the dark, these easy calculations should help light the way.
  24. Countries With The Fastest And Slowest GDP Growth

    Discover which countries have shown the most growth since 1980, and which have shown the more ignominious fizzle and pop. ...
  25. The Basics Of Financing A Business

    From debt financing to equity financing, there are numerous ways to fund a business startup. But which is the best?
  26. ETF Or ETN? What's The Difference?

    ETFs are exponentially larger in collective volume than ETNs, but ETFs receive more attention from retail investors.
  27. Triple Screen Trading System - Part 4

    How can a trader use the Elder-Ray oscillator as the second screen of this system? Find out here.
  28. How Tax Treatments Of ETFs Work

    Here is a look at how ETFs are taxed and the effects that the tax treatment of ETFs will have on investors when they purchase ...
  29. Most Affordable Commodity ETFs

    Here are the most affordable commodity ETFs based on expense ratios.
  30. Should You Invest Your Entire Portfolio In Stocks?

    It is true that stocks outperform bonds and cash in the long run, but that statistic doesn't tell the whole story.
  31. Venturing Into Early-Stage Growth Stocks

    Picking these potential winners is all about sizing up risk. We show you how.
  32. Steady Growth Stocks Win The Race

    Take a page from the fable of the tortoise and the hare by investing in these constant growth stocks.
  33. Tips For CFPs Looking To Building A Portfolio For Clients

    Here is some useful advice for CFPs when it comes to building portfolios for clients.
  34. Most Affordable Currency ETFs

    The exchange-traded fund (ETF) industry has grown into a trillion dollar business. We will take a look at the more popular ...
  35. Derivatives 101

    Learn how to use this type of investment as an alternative way to participate in the market.
  36. The Best Investments For 2013: Where To Commit Your Money

    All things considered, the fiscal portents for 2013 appear to be far brighter than they were just six months ago.
  37. Risk Tolerance Only Tells Half The Story

    Just because you're willing to accept a risk, doesn't mean you always should.
  38. 5 Tips For Diversifying Your Portfolio

    A diversified portfolio will protect you in a tough market. Get some solid tips here!
  39. 3 Essential Rules For New Investors

    Find out how beginner investors can invest sensibly, suitably and simply.
  40. 5 Popular Portfolio Types

    Learning how to build these portfolios will increase your investing confidence and give you financial control.
  41. 5 Misconceptions About ETFs In Retirement Accounts

    The simplicity of ETFs and their low fees make them perfect for retirement accounts.
  42. The Go-To Currency In 50 Years

    Discover why the euro will likely become heir to the currency throne.
  43. 7 Easy To Understand ETFs To Replace A Savings Account

    If you have a savings account or certificate of deposit (CD), you’re probably not making much more than 1% each year from ...
  44. Triple Screen Trading System - Part 2

    Market tide is the basis for making trading decisions in this three-part system.
  45. How Tax Treatment Of ETFs Can Benefit Purchasers

    ETFs often post fewer and lower capital gains distributions than traditional mutual funds, because there is usually a much ...
  46. Best ETFs For An Early Retirement

    Based on today's markets, which ETFs could you buy in 2013 that'll provide the best opportunity for an early retirement? ...
  47. Test Your Money Personality

    Find out which of the five profiles fits your style, and how this will affect your future.
  48. ETFs On A Budget

    Here's how to apply personal finance skills such as budgeting and saving to purchasing ETFs.
  49. How To Be A Conservative Investor

    It may not be the most exciting path to take in the investing world, but conservative investing is an extremely safe bet. ...
  50. Triple Screen Trading System - Part 1

    Learn to take advantage of both trend-following and oscillator techniques to analyze your trading decisions.
  51. How To Save To Start An Investment Portfolio

    How should aspiring investors best allocate funds for investing, and how much money should you have before you begin?
  52. 5 ETFs For Retirees

    These are some of the good choices for ETFs if you are in the late stages of retirement planning.
  53. The Economic State Of The World: What We Can Expect In 2013

    As 2013 begins in earnest, this article addresses the state of the global economy and what we can expect from the 12 months ...
  54. Invest Like A Pro

    By following the strategies of the pros, even a beginner can learn to invest like an expert.
  55. China Is Set To Continue Growing

    China's economy has plenty of long-term fight left in it, offering one of the best bets on developing world growth.
  56. Using ETFs To Build A Cost-Effective Portfolio

    ETFs are a viable alternative to mutual funds, but before you invest, there are a few things you should know.
  57. 5 Nobel Prize-Winning Economic Theories You Should Know About

    Here are 5 prize-winning economic theories that you’ll want to be familiar with.
  58. Most Promising Emerging Markets For 2013

    These nations have become portfolio necessities as investors seek to generate market-beating returns.
  59. Writing Down Goodwill

    Goodwill represents an acquisition amount over and above what the purchased firm’s net assets are deemed to be valued at ...
  60. Sandy Hook's Consequences For The Gun Industry

    The mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School resulted in share prices dropping for U.S. gun manufacturers. Will there ...
  61. Introduction To Asset-Backed And Mortgage-Backed Securities

    In this article, we will go through the structure, along with some examples of ABS and valuation.
  62. Finding Your Investing Comfort Zone

    Choosing the right investments for you is the best way to feel comfortable with your portfolio.
  63. Investors: Rely On Your Gut

    Find out how your personality and natural instincts can direct your investment choices.
  64. Choosing An Advisor: Wall Street Vs. Main Street

    A high-profile brand name alone won't meet your personal investing needs. This article will show you what else to look for. ...
  65. How To Play Dividends During The Fiscal Cliff

    Shifting to qualified investment vehicles and other viable investment strategies could help invstors defer, avoid or minimize ...
  66. Helping Parents Advise Underage Investors

    This article looks at options for teenagers to prepare for their financial futures.
  67. Mitigating Downside With The Sortino Ratio

    Differentiate between good and bad volatility with the Sortino Ratio.
  68. Goal-Based Investing: Not What You Think It Is

    Goal-based investing seems like an obvious tactic. But many investors have only a vague idea what their goals are, much less ...
  69. Dividend Facts You May Not Know

    Discover the issues that complicate these payouts for investors.
  70. Do Your Investments Have Short-Term Health?

    If a company is strong enough to survive tough times, it is more likely to provide long-term value.
  71. Can Regular Investors Beat The Market?

    With the big name competition out there, hard-working people who invest have a tough time beating the market.
  72. Has High Frequency Trading Ruined The Stock Market For The Rest Of Us?

    HFT is a controversial trading strategy. This article looks at how HFT affects the retail investor.
  73. Finding Your Margin Investment Sweet Spot

    Borrowing to increase profits isn't for the faint of heart, but margin trading can mean big returns.
  74. Investment Choices For Wealthy People

    Here is an overview of some investment vehicles that are available to wealthy investors.
  75. Commodities Of The Future

    Our rising global population is putting all sorts of pressures on the planet's natural resources.
  76. Reinvesting Capital Gains In Leveraged Portfolios

    Don't get forced into action. Learn how to plan properly to avoid making rash decisions.
  77. Simplify Your Portfolio

    Faced with an overabundance of choices, many investors forget to stick to the basics.
  78. Rebalancing Your Portfolio For The Fiscal Cliff

    Here's a look into what you should focus on given that conditions are ripe for a possible "fiscal cliff."
  79. Icahn Has Another Go At Greenbrier (ARII, GBX, TRN, IEP, UNP)

    Icahn's bid for Greenbrier looks opportunistic.
  80. 6 Tips For Increasing Your Net Worth

    Here are the six best things you can do to increase your net worth.
  81. Measure Your Portfolio's Performance

    Learn three ratios that will help you evaluate your investment returns.
  82. Bouncing Back From A Portfolio Hit

    If your portfolio has been knocked out, we'll show you how to come back fighting.
  83. Active Investment Management Misses The Mark

    Active investment management offers little advantage in the secondary capital markets.
  84. Carl Icahn's Investing Strategy

    Buying up failing investments and turning them around helped to create the "Icahn lift" phenomenon.
  85. Okun's Law: Economic Growth And Unemployment

    Learn about Okun's Law, why it is important and how it stood the test of time since first being published.
  86. Should Investors Listen To Analyst Recommendations?

    Analysts cannot predict future events with absolute certainty any better than you can.
  87. Hedging With ETFs: A Cost-Effective Alternative

    The benefits of ETFs for hedging are clear and investors of all sizes are taking notice.
  88. Going Green With Exchange Traded Funds

    As investors become more environmentally conscious, the exchange traded fund market is following.
  89. Profit From Mortgage Debt With MBS

    Mortgage-backed securities can offer monthly income, a fixed interest rate and even government backing.
  90. Spotting Profitability With ROCE

    This straightforward ratio measures whether a company is efficient, money-making or neither.
  91. Portfolio Management Pays Off In A Tough Market

    A clear rebalancing strategy is a critical component of portfolio management, particularly in tough economic times.
  92. Finding Solid Buy-And-Hold Stocks

    Find out how to look at the big picture - even when the market's short-term outlook is less than rosy.
  93. Uncovering Hidden Broker Fees

    Even discount brokers can hit you with some fees that seem unnecessary; here are some to watch out for.
  94. The 5 Most Economically-Free Countries In The World

    Here are the top five from the Heritage Foundation's influential 2012 ranking of the most economically-free countries.
  95. Stock Exchanges Around The World

    We tell you about five of the most popular stock exchanges from around the globe.
  96. Are Distressed Homes Worth Buying?

    Here's a look at whether it is a good idea to buy a rundown home to repair for profit.
  97. 4 Strategies For Managing A Portfolio Of Mutual Funds

    Discover some common strategies to devise a plan and maintain your holdings to reflect it.
  98. 5 Things To Know About Asset Allocation

    Overwhelmed by investment options? Learn how to create an asset allocation strategy that works for you.
  99. One Portfolio For Asset Allocation

    If you treat all of your investments as a single portfolio, you will be better able to maximize returns.
  100. Active Management: Is It Working For You?

    There are guidelines to be followed when comparing an actively-managed investment strategy with a benchmark.
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