Investing Articles

  1. Financial Companies Need A New Model

    It may be time for the U.S. to adopt a model for financial companies that better deters risky financial behavior.
  2. The Good And Bad Of National Lotteries

    Here's a look at some of the positives and negatives of national lotteries.
  3. Corporate Currency Risks Explained

    Transaction, translation and economic risks can affect a company's balance sheet.
  4. What Does It Really Mean To "Just Get By"?

    Here's how you stack up financially and working-wise to the rest of the world.
  5. A Career In Real Estate Portfolio Management

    Find out why this job more closely resembles the role of a CEO than an asset manager.
  6. "Healthifying" The Fast Food Market

    With the fast food market feeling the pressure to offer healthier choices, the industry is being revolutionized.
  7. All Weather Investing With ETFs

    All Weather investment strategies can shield investors during the worst bear markets.
  8. Make Money Trading Earnings Announcements

    Here are two opinions to help you decide if trading earnings announcements will work for you.
  9. A Silver Primer

    Find out what affects the price of silver, the types of investments that can be made and the methods in which it is traded.
  10. Tips For Getting A Permanent Visa

    Many countries can help you establish a path towards residency. Before you move, read this article first.
  11. What Are SRI Funds?

    You don't have to check your values at the door when investing in the market. Find out why.
  12. Channeling: Charting A Path To Success

    Find out how to build these charts showing buy, sell, stop-loss and take-profit points, and even estimate length of trade.
  13. How To Include ETFs In A Client's 401(k)

    Learn how ETFs can solve an advisor's litigation and fee disclosure fears.
  14. Canada: A New Frontier For Real Estate Investors

    This property market is easy to access and provides profitable opportunities.
  15. Is Your Investment Manager Skilled Or Lucky?

    Being familiar with composite presentations will help you better assess the quality of an investment manager's performance.
  16. 4 TARP Recipients That Made A Profit

    New estimates show that the TARP program may show a profit of $23.6 billion over the life of the bailout program.
  17. A Look At Exit Strategies

    Setting appropriate exit points should help you avoid taking premature profits or running losses.
  18. The 5 Best And Worst IPOs

    The market for equities has gone through numerous crises, but when an IPO hits the market, it can create lots of excitement for investors and can generate billions of dollars for the company.
  19. Failed IPOs Of The Dot-Com Bubble

    We look at some of the most infamous flops of the first dot-com bubble.
  20. Making Money In Residential Real Estate

    Even in a down market, local real estate properties have inefficiencies that investors can exploit.
  21. 5 Industries Negatively Affected By An Economic Recovery

    Here's a list of industries that benefit from increased business when the economy is slipping.
  22. Why Facebook Needs More Cash

    Facebook intends to grow to a staff of 9,600 over the next few years, which will require a lot of capital.
  23. An Introduction To Day Trading

    This article will take an objective look at day trading, who does it and how it is done.
  24. How To Buy Your Own Private Island

    We look at some people who own private islands, and give you tips for making a massive purchase like this.
  25. What You Should Know About Real Estate Valuation

    Anyone involved in a real transaction can benefit from gaining a basic understanding of the different methods of real estate valuation.
  26. Why Global Unemployment Is Rising

    The ILO is reporting that there are now 50 million fewer jobs in the global economy than before 2008. Find out why.
  27. So You've Decided To Invest ...

    Becoming an investor can be intimidating at first. Find out what happens after you take that first step.
  28. 3 Questions To Find Your Trading Plan

    Ask yourself these three questions to figure out which strategy is best for you.
  29. 8 Ethical Guidelines For Brokers

    We examine the less obvious ethical dangers faced by a broker, and help you avoid trouble in ethical gray zones.
  30. Spread Out Risk With Sector-Based ETFs

    These ETFs take the sector rotation strategy from institutional investors and puts it in your hands.
  31. 4 Things Investment Managers Say To Justify Losses

    While reputable managers will speak candidly about their performance, investors should be on the lookout for excuses.
  32. How To Fireproof Your Budget

    If you are ever faced with a crisis, here are some budget tips to help you prepare financially.
  33. An Introduction To The FRM Designation

    Learn what steps need to be taken in order to obtain the Financial Risk Manager designation.
  34. Neural Trading: Biological Keys To Profit

    Learn about neural networks, which is software designed to simulate the human brain in order to make better trading decisions.
  35. Investing Vs. Gambling: Where Is Your Money Safer?

    Many people who have never invested before see it as just another form of gambling. Find out the truth.
  36. The Top Nonprofit Donors In 2011

    Charitable giving increased in 2011, especially among wealthy donors. This article looks at three of the top donors and where they invested their money.
  37. 5 Ways To Make Money In Space

    Even if you can't afford to take a commercial flight to space, you could still invest in space-related technologies and businesses.
  38. Inside Spain's Consolidation Program

    Governments in the eurozone have been cutting almost everything these days. Discover if the strategy is working.
  39. Key Strategies To Avoid Negative Bond Returns

    It is difficult to make money in bonds in a rising rate environment, but there are ways to avoid losses.
  40. Low Vs. High-Risk Investments For Beginners

    Understanding risk is key to better investing.
  41. Price Volatility Vs. Leverage

    Learn how to effectively gauge the risk of the markets you trade.
  42. Microsoft Excel Features For The Financially Literate

    Here are some of Excel's functions and features that a financial professional can use to make his or her job more efficient.
  43. The Greatest Currency Trades Ever Made

    These speculators took big positions - and scored huge profits - in the currency market.
  44. FOX Business Network's Liz Claman: Warren Buffett's Best Investment Advice

    Claman is no stranger to Buffett, having interviewed him many times. She shares the four best pieces of investment advice he’s given her over the years.
  45. Investing In Health Insurance Companies

    Health insurance companies work a little differently than most companies. Here's what you need to know as an investor.
  46. 5 Reasons The Do-It-Yourself Investor Is Gaining Popularity

    Online brokers are gaining more market share as retail brokerages and wire houses lose popularity. Find out why.
  47. The Most Common Types Of Consumer Fraud

    You’re less likely to become a victim of consumer fraud if you know about these common scams and how to avoid them.
  48. Building An All-ETF Portfolio

    Balance is the key when selecting an all-ETF portfolio that will hedge against market volatility.
  49. Why The Greek Stock Market Is Up

    Despite Greece's large sovereign debt, the Greek stock market has performed well in 2012. Find out why.
  50. Trading The Odds With Arbitrage

    Profiting from arbitrage is not only for market makers - retail traders can find opportunity in risk arbitrage.
  51. Political Ideologies And Stocks

    Learn how different political systems affect emerging market stocks.
  52. 8 Good Intentions With Bad Outcomes

    Here are some historical examples of companies that tried to do the right thing and failed miserably.
  53. The Difference Between Active And Passive Investing

    Deciding whether to take an active or passive approach is among the most important decisions you'll make.
  54. 3 Bonds You May Have Never Heard Of

    These lesser-known bonds may give your portfolio a boost when other investments products fall short.
  55. Closing Mutual Funds: Investment Protection Or Trap?

    Discover the characteristics of closing funds, the reasons why they close and key factors to consider.
  56. 7 Reasons Wendy's Surpassed Burger King

    The battle of the burger giants has recently taken a turn after nearly 40 years. Find out why.
  57. Dissecting Leveraged ETF Returns

    These funds are a relatively new product to most investors, but they could be what you need for increased returns.
  58. 4 Ways Managers Spin Poor Performance

    Be aware of investment managers who put a positive spin on poor results.
  59. The Everyday Lives Of Frugal Billionaires

    Many of the world's richest people manage their money sensibly. Here is a list of billionaires who spend wisely.
  60. How To Make Money With Domain Names

    With the Internet getting bigger every day, domain names have now become a commodity, and for investors who are willing to take on the risks, they have great potential.
  61. 5 Biggest Risks Faced By Oil And Gas Companies

    Before investing in gas and oil stocks, consider such factors as political and geological risks.
  62. Do ETFs Drive Up The Cost Of Commodities?

    Find out if speculators are controlling the price of commodities and using exchange-traded funds to do it.
  63. The Leap-Year Phenomenon

    Find out if you can build a strategy around the behavior of the market in the presidential cycle.
  64. Reporting Your Interest Income

    Find out how your accounts are taxed and which forms you need.
  65. Are Financial Advisors Losing Your Money?

    Studies have shown financial advisors may not be behaving ethically with your money. Here are some things you should watch out for.
  66. An Overview Of Short Selling

    Short selling is not as harmful as people think, and actually serves an important function in the market.
  67. How To Tell If You're Cheap Or Frugal

    Here are a few distinct character differences between those who understand value and those who don't.
  68. Teaching Kids About Financial Literacy

    Financial literacy is an important subject to teach kids. It is now being taught in some schools.
  69. International Financial Reporting Standards: What You Need To Know

    Learn about the purpose of the IFRS, as well as its benefits, goals and fundamental difference from the U.S. GAAP.
  70. 5 Current Misconceptions About Investing

    As an investor, you don't want to miss out on gains for your portfolio. Read on to find out what they could be.
  71. Should You Care That Samsung Doesn't Need U.S. Investors?

    Many international companies see no need to have fully-listed shares trading on U.S. exchanges.
  72. Is Your Insurance Company Going Belly Up?

    When insurance companies go bankrupt or face financial difficulty, it's bad news for policy holders.
  73. How Globalization Affects Developed Countries

    The increase in communications technology has companies competing in a global market.
  74. Top 5 Books For Young Investors

    Reading these respected tomes will help you begin your journey into investing on the right foot.
  75. Become Your Own Stock Analyst

    Learn how to do your own stock analysis and become a wiser investor.
  76. 5 Misconceptions About Discount Brokers

    While discount brokers are the perfect choice for some investors, their business model could be detrimental to others.
  77. An Introduction To Sector ETFs

    Find out how these specialized ETFs can give your portfolio the punch it needs.
  78. Making Money In Las Vegas

    It's never been a worse time to break into the ranks of Vegas dealers and pit bosses.
  79. Managing Currency Exposure In Your Portfolio

    The value of your investments is impacted by changes in global currency exchange rates. Find out how.
  80. Are Online Investment Services Right For You?

    With a host of new innovative ways to invest, the decades-old fee structure is under attack. Find out why.
  81. Investing In The Biotech Sector

    The biotech sector is more than just medical research. Read this before you invest.
  82. 4 Behaviors That Sabotage Your Investment Goals

    If you can't figure out why you're not achieving the returns you want, these behaviors might explain why.
  83. 3 Ways To Avoid The Dividend Tax Hike

    Find out how you can offset the potential tax hikes.
  84. Which Direction Is The Market Heading?

    The easy and underused NYSE Bullish Percent Index provides insight into market conditions.
  85. The Advantages Of Bond Swapping

    This technique can add diversity to your portfolio and lower your taxes. Find out how.
  86. 5 Statements Commonly Made By Amateur Investors

    Here are five inaccurate investing statements and some tips on how to think more like a professional.
  87. Explaining RBC's Wash Trade Accusations

    On April 2, U.S. regulators accused RBC of operating a wash trading scheme. Find out what this means.
  88. 5 Reasons Old Tech Is Soaring

    New names may be popular, but old tech is still the place to put long-term money. Find out why.
  89. Play Foreign Currencies Against The U.S. Dollar And Win

    Don't panic when the dollar drops. Learn to exploit the greenback's decline and profit from it.
  90. How Checklists Can Help Investors

    It is easy to drown in the flood of information available in the markets. Checklists could help you out.
  91. 5 Tips On When To Sell Your Stock

    Buying a stock can be much easier than deciding when to sell it. Learn when it might be time to sell.
  92. Tax Terms You Should Know

    If you don't understand tax terms like bracket, marginal and capital gains, then read on and find out what they mean.
  93. 5 Tips On When To Buy Your Stock

    Here are some ideas to help you identify stocks that have a good chance at making you money.
  94. How To Survive The Trading Game

    Gain insight into how a trader/programmer approaches the task of designing a trading system.
  95. The Best Portfolio Balance

    Investing isn't an exact science, it's trial and error. Find out why.
  96. A Look At Apple's Share Buyback And Dividend

    Steve Jobs wouldn't be happy with the recent news out of Apple. Find out what to expect of Apple's dividend.
  97. 4 Money Lessons For Generation Y

    A healthy fear of credit and investing earlier are just two ways to offset financial ruin later in life.
  98. A Primer On Palladium

    This rare metal is being used in the industry more and more. See how you can get exposure.
  99. The Role Of Speculators In The Commodity Market

    Contrary to popular belief, speculators are important for the market. Find out exactly what they do.
  100. New Program Pays Dividends In Gold And Silver

    GBI is allowing participating shareholders to receive dividend payments in gold or silver instead of cash.
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