Investing Articles

  1. Tax Forms Every Investor Must Understand

    Recent legislation has added a few new items to the list of tax forms that taxpayers must use to report their investment ...
  2. The Basics Of The T-Bill

    The U.S. government has two primary methods of raising capital. One is by taxing individuals, businesses, trusts and estates; ...
  3. Don't Take Dividends For Granted

    Companies have been paying dividends to their shareholders since the 1600s and have given investors good reason to hold onto ...
  4. Should You Borrow Money To Make Investments?

    It's high time investors heed the yellow caution flags waving in front of their margin accounts. Much like the NASCAR driver ...
  5. Investment Tax Basics For All Investors

    Nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes even in your investments.
  6. How To Match Your Savings Goal With Investments

    Sometimes beginning investors forget the trick to success when it comes to investing money: you need to match your future ...
  7. The Pioneers Of Financial Fraud

    These fraudsters were the first to commit fraud, participate in insider trading and manipulate stocks.
  8. Investors: You Are Responsible For Your Investments

    Should you leave it all up to your broker or take the reins yourself? Striking a happy medium will provide the best returns. ...
  9. The Mobile Device Market is Undergoing a Seismic Shift

    Gone are the days when consumers lined up en masse to purchase $600 phones. Today, the consumer is looking towards more budget-minded ...
  10. 7 Controversial Investing Theories

    We take a closer look at the theories that attempt to explain and influence the market.
  11. Will 2014 Mark The Return Of The CD?

    If bank rates follow the pattern that yields in the bond market have already begun to set, CD rates may be the first deposit ...
  12. The Downward Spiral Of Trading Addiction

    Trading in the financial markets is stimulating, exciting and engrossing. But one can become addicted, just like with actual ...
  13. Learn The Lingo Of Private Equity Investing

    Because of the non-public nature of private equity, it can be difficult to the learn the lingo. We break it down here.
  14. Digging For Profitable Delistings

    Deregistration can provide opportunities for savvy investors. We'll show you how to cash in.
  15. Understanding Off-Balance Sheet Financing

    For anyone who was invested in Enron, off-balance sheet (OBS) financing is a scary term. Off-balance sheet financing means ...
  16. An Introduction To CFDs

    The benefits of these securities abound, but high leverage also magnifies potential losses.
  17. Using ETFs To Replace Your Expensive Mutual Funds

    Fees associated with many mutual funds looks small. Some are barely over 1% or even lower. But over time those fees erode ...
  18. How To Make $1 Million In Finance

    The best opportunities to maximize sheer earning power are in investment banking, private equity and hedge funds. Find out ...
  19. What Causes A Currency Crisis?

    Find out what can cause a currency to collapse, and what central banks can do to help.
  20. 10 Steps To A Career In Hedge Funds

    Experience and hard work go a long way toward securing a position in this challenging field.
  21. Financial Careers According To Hollywood

    Find out if classic films about Wall Street reflect what it's actually like to work there.
  22. Tracking Volatility: How The VIX Is Calculated

    When market volatility spikes or stalls, newspapers, websites, bloggers and television commentators all refer to the VIX®. ...
  23. Using Index Futures To Predict The Future

    Want to know whether the stock market will open up or down? Check out the index futures.
  24. Helping Clients Navigate Short Sales And Foreclosures

    Both buyers and sellers can benefit from a real estate professional experienced in dealing with short sales and foreclosures.
  25. Create Your Own U.S. Equity Portfolio

    Find out how to structure your portfolio so you can maximize returns.
  26. Why Companies Issue Bonds

    When companies need to raise money, issuing bonds is one way to do it. A bond functions like a loan between an investor and ...
  27. How Exchange Risk Affects Foreign Bonds

    Investors include foreign bonds in their portfolios to take advantage of higher interest rates or yields, and to diversify ...
  28. Meeting Your Fiduciary Responsibility

    Being a fiduciary comes with a certain level of responsibility. These four steps will reduce your liability when managing ...
  29. The History Of The T-Bill Auction

    Learn how the U.S. found the perfect solution to its debt problems and ended up creating one of the largest markets in the ...
  30. How To Survive When Prices Double Every Day And A Half

    Hyperinflation can destroy your life savings in a matter of months or less. We’ve seen again and again throughout history…Germany ...
  31. Capital Losses and Tax

    Capital losses are never fun to incur, but they can reduce your taxable income. Knowing the rules for capital losses can ...
  32. Investing In Stock Rights And Warrants

    Many companies choose to issue rights or warrants as an alternative means of generating capital to avoid dilution of existing ...
  33. All About Zero Coupon Bonds

    Zero-coupon bonds are bonds that do not make any interest payments (which investment professionals often refer to as the ...
  34. Giants of Finance: Charles Dow

    Find out how this financial visionary helped everyday people enter the world of finance.
  35. What You Need To Know About The Dow's 354-Point Plunge

    The Dow’s 354-point plunge Thursday was the worst drop since the presidential election. FOX Business Network stocks editor ...
  36. Understanding Profit Metrics: Gross, Operating and Net Profits

    Rather than relying solely on net profit figures to evaluate a company's performance, seasoned investors will often look ...
  37. Mutual Funds: Management Fees Vs. MER

    Having a clear understanding of the fees charged by a mutual fund is a significant component to making an informed investment ...
  38. Is It Foolish To Strive For The American Dream?

    Even Jay Gatsby's stubborn optimism in The Great Gatsby would be hard pressed to believe that rags-to-riches stories are ...
  39. Banker's Acceptance 101

    A banker's acceptance, a common way of financing international trade activity, provides a relatively safe, short-term vehicle ...
  40. Real Estate Investing: Is Now the Time to Take Advantage of the Current Buyer’s Market? ...

    Even though Dennis Miller spent well over three decades writing books and teaching the subject of negotiations, some of the ...
  41. The Hidden Fees In 401(k)s

    Learn about the conspicuously disclosed fees that lurk within your 401(k) investments.
  42. The Impact Of Currency Conversions

    Will a rising or falling dollar hurt you or your company? In this article we explore the impact of currency converisons on ...
  43. Follow The Herd In Trading The Capital Market

    If you have ever heard "the trend is your friend" and believed it, you may be a fan of herd instinct mentality. This is an ...
  44. How Interest Rates Affect The Housing Market

    Understand how rate changes can affect home prices, and learn how you can keep up.
  45. Basic Investment Objectives

    You might know about different asset types, but do you know how each type contributes to a particular goal?
  46. Exploring The Current Account In The Balance Of Payments

    Learn how a country's current account balance reflects the country's economic health.
  47. Investing In Property Tax Liens

    Property tax liens can be a viable investment alternative for experienced investors that are familiar with the real estate ...
  48. What Is The Balance Of Payments?

    The balance of payments helps countries to track how much money is coming in and how much money is going out. Learn more ...
  49. Economic Indicators That Do-It-Yourself Investors Should Know

    Understanding these investing tools will put the market in your hands.
  50. Breaking Down The TSP Investment Funds

    For investors seeking growth, income AND capital preservation, the Thrift Savings Plan offered by the U.S. government is ...
  51. Know Your Cost Basis For Bonds

    Nobody likes taxes, but tax reporting is an inevitable and unavoidable part of investing. If you buy stock, determining your ...
  52. Choose A Fund With A Winning Manager

    We break down the key components of analyzing a fund manager's performance so you can find a winner.
  53. When To Buy A Mutual Fund

    There is money to be made in mutual funds, but investors fall into several pitfalls that keep them from maximizing their ...
  54. Forex Outlook For June 2013

    While June’s excitement may prove to be a bit more muted than May, there are many events unfolding that forex traders should ...
  55. What Determines Your Cost Basis?

    In any transaction between a buyer and seller, the initial price paid in an exchange for a product or service will qualify ...
  56. George Soros: The Philosophy Of An Elite Investor

    George Soros spent decades as one of the world's elite investors, and even he didn't always come out on top. But when he ...
  57. Is Real Estate Ever A Wise Investment For Retirees?

    Being a landlord sounds like the path to riches: you buy some property, rent it out and watch the checks come in every month. ...
  58. Inflation's Impact On Stock Returns

    When stocks are divided into growth and value categories, the evidence is clear that value stocks perform better in periods ...
  59. Understanding And Playing The Dow Jones Industrial Average

    Learn strategies for investing in this price-weighted index and how to interpret its movements.
  60. Introduction To International CAPM

    ICAPM is one of several models used to determine the required return on an asset, discover its limitations and how to use ...
  61. How Monetary Policy Affects Your Investments

    Monetary policy changes can have a significant impact on every asset class. investors can position their portfolios to benefit ...
  62. Understanding The Case-Shiller Housing Index

    This index is a widely-used and respected barometer of the U.S. housing market and the broader economy.
  63. Arbitrage Squeezes Profit From Market Inefficiency

    This influential strategy capitalizes on the relationship between price and liquidity.
  64. Earnings Guidance: Can It Accurately Predict The Future?

    Explore the controversies surrounding companies commenting on their forward-looking expectations.
  65. What Type Of Trader Are You?

    There are different ways stock traders attempt to profit from market movements. Which of the strategies do you use?
  66. Financial Markets: Capital Vs. Money Markets

    Two commonly used components of the financial market are money markets and capital markets. Find out the similarities and ...
  67. Interpreting A Company's IPO Prospectus Report

    Learn to decipher the secret language of the IPO prospectus report - it can tell you a lot about a company's future.
  68. The Cold, Hard Facts Behind Funding Your Retirement

    Most people, depending on which side of retirement they’re on, feel they either won’t ever be able to retire or stay retired ...
  69. Behavioral Bias - Cognitive Vs. Emotional Bias In Investing

    We all have biases. The key to better investing is to identify those biases and create rules to minimize their effect.
  70. Is It Time to Invest in Australia?

    Australia a country rich in natural resources and one increasingly gaining attention from investors. Is it time to put some ...
  71. Know Your Stock Cost Basis

    Understanding equity cost basis is critical for tracking the gains or losses of an investment.
  72. Why Governments Issue Foreign Bonds

    Government bonds issued in foreign currency have drawn a growing amount of interest in recent years. This article explores ...
  73. Sell In May – Yay Or Nay?

    Seasonal timing in the market, best personified by the adage, “Sell in May – Go away,” has long been the subject of debate ...
  74. Consumer Spending As A Market Indicator

    What people buy and where they shop can provide valuable information about the economy.
  75. Depreciation: Straight-Line Vs. Double-Declining Methods

    Appreciate the different methods used to describe how book value is "used up".
  76. Quants: The Rocket Scientists Of Wall Street

    Blend math, finance and computer skills to command a high - and well deserved - salary.
  77. Why Your Pension Plan Has Sovereign Debt In It

    One type of security pensions tend to invest in is sovereign debt, or debt issued by a government.
  78. Women: Invest In Your Financial Literacy

    Learning about money may seem intimidating, but it's not as hard as it looks.
  79. 4 Behavioral Biases And How To Avoid Them

    Here are four common common behavioral biases for traders and how to minimize their effects on your portoflio.
  80. 7 Unconventional Ways Businesses Can Borrow Money

    Find out how your business can get the money it needs - even when the bank says "no".
  81. A Look At CFA Job Opportunities

    Being a CFA charterholder can take your career in many different directions. Find out what your option are.
  82. Activities You Can Take Advantage Of In The Pre-Market And After-Hours Trading Sessions

    A great deal can happen in between the New York close of the market and the open the following morning. Learn how you can ...
  83. What Buffett Would Say To The 50K’ers

    FOX Business Network's Liz Claman will interview Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett in an exclusive sit-down on Monday ...
  84. Trading Is Timing

    Learn how to make gains even if you don't get in at the right time.
  85. Invest Like Buffett: Building A Baby Berkshire

    Get a piece of Warren Buffett's profit by using Form 13F to coattail his picks.
  86. How To Profit From Risk

    CDs may look safe and attractive but considering most pay a rate that is less than the rate of inflation seniors today risk ...
  87. How The 2014 Obama Budget Could Affect Your Finances

    Depending on which estimate you believe, Obama's proposed budget would raise the tax bill of a household with a yearly income ...
  88. Cash: A Call Option With No Expiration Date

    Cash is generally regarded as a drag on investment returns, but sometimes it may be preferable to hold a substantial cash ...
  89. Investing In REITs Instead Of Property

    Learn why this one particular REIT is a better investment than holding physical property in your retirement portfolio.
  90. A Day In The Life Of A Portfolio Manager

    Portfolio managers go by a number of job titles, manage different asset types and work under different philosophies. Here ...
  91. Austerity: When The Government Tightens Its Belt

    When a government tightens its belt in tough economic times the entire nation feels the squeeze.
  92. Will Quantitative Easing Be Japan's Savior?

    The quantitative easing program, recently announced by the new governor of the Bank of Japan, Haruhiko Kuroda, is for a cash ...
  93. Will Obama’s Chained CPI Help Keep Inflation From Eating Into Your Savings?

    Learn the ways in which inflation nibbles away at your retirement income, especially in light of the President’s proposal ...
  94. Mutual Fund Ratings: Crucial or Insignificant?

    Mutual fund ratings can help investors, but they have their drawbacks as well.
  95. 10 Golf Tips To Help Investors Tee Off

    There are a lot of similarities between golf and investing. Find out how to keep your game out of the rough.
  96. Becoming A Chartered Market Technician

    The CMT certification involves three tough exams. Find out what you need to do in order to pass.
  97. Play The Market Like Tiger Plays Golf

    Score big by taking Tiger Woods' approach to golf and applying it to your portfolio.
  98. Examples Of Asset/Liability Management

    In its simplest form, asset/liability management entails managing assets and cash inflows to satisfy various obligations; ...
  99. Differences Between Forward P/E And Trailing P/E

    The most common types of price to earnings ratios are forward P/E and trailing P/E. Find out how they differ and the advantages ...
  100. Multi-Asset Funds Or Your Own Mix?

    The underlying concept of mixed funds is very appealing. Discover if you're better off with professional management or creating ...
  101. Enough Money To Not Worry

    Our retirement goals have not changed. We still want enough money to not have to worry about it. How we go about getting ...
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