Investing Articles

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Building An All-ETF Portfolio

    Balance is the key when selecting an all-ETF portfolio that will hedge against market volatility.
  4. Trading The Odds With Arbitrage

    Profiting from arbitrage is not only for market makers - retail traders can find opportunity in risk arbitrage.
  5. 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.
  6. Political Ideologies And Stocks

    Learn how different political systems affect emerging market stocks.
  7. 8 Good Intentions With Bad Outcomes

    Here are some historical examples of companies that tried to do the right thing and failed miserably.
  8. 3 Bonds You May Have Never Heard Of

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

    Discover the characteristics of closing funds, the reasons why they close and key factors to consider.
  10. 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.
  11. Dissecting Leveraged ETF Returns

    These funds are a relatively new product to most investors, but they could be what you need for increased returns.
  12. 4 Ways Managers Spin Poor Performance

    Be aware of investment managers who put a positive spin on poor results.
  13. 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.
  14. 5 Biggest Risks Faced By Oil And Gas Companies

    Before investing in gas and oil stocks, consider such factors as political and geological risks.
  15. 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.
  16. The Leap-Year Phenomenon

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

    Find out how your accounts are taxed and which forms you need.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. An Overview Of Short Selling

    Short selling is not as harmful as people think, and actually serves an important function in the market.
  22. 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.
  23. Teaching Kids About Financial Literacy

    Financial literacy is an important subject to teach kids. It is now being taught in some schools.
  24. Is Your Insurance Company Going Belly Up?

    When insurance companies go bankrupt or face financial difficulty, it's bad news for policy holders.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. How Globalization Affects Developed Countries

    The increase in communications technology has companies competing in a global market.
  28. Become Your Own Stock Analyst

    Learn how to do your own stock analysis and become a wiser investor.
  29. Making Money In Las Vegas

    It's never been a worse time to break into the ranks of Vegas dealers and pit bosses.
  30. 5 Misconceptions About Discount Brokers

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

    Find out how these specialized ETFs can give your portfolio the punch it needs.
  32. Managing Currency Exposure In Your Portfolio

    The value of your investments is impacted by changes in global currency exchange rates. Find out how.
  33. 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.
  34. Investing In The Biotech Sector

    The biotech sector is more than just medical research. Read this before you invest.
  35. 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.
  36. 3 Ways To Avoid The Dividend Tax Hike

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

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

    This technique can add diversity to your portfolio and lower your taxes. Find out how.
  39. 5 Statements Commonly Made By Amateur Investors

    Here are five inaccurate investing statements and some tips on how to think more like a professional.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. How Checklists Can Help Investors

    It is easy to drown in the flood of information available in the markets. Checklists could help you out.
  46. 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.
  47. How To Survive The Trading Game

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

    Investing isn't an exact science, it's trial and error. Find out why.
  49. 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.
  50. A Primer On Palladium

    This rare metal is being used in the industry more and more. See how you can get exposure.
  51. 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.
  52. Rolling LEAP Options

    The rewards of using LEAP call options can be a lower cost of capital, higher leverage and no risk of margin calls.
  53. New Program Pays Dividends In Gold And Silver

    GBI is allowing participating shareholders to receive dividend payments in gold or silver instead of cash.
  54. Don't Forget Your Protective Collar

    Guard your finances in uncertain times with a protective collar strategy, which provides short-term downside protection.
  55. Forex: Finding Your Trading Style

    Determine your own trading style, and the versatile currency market will accommodate it.
  56. Is Stock Picking A Myth?

    Find out if mutual fund managers can successfully pick stocks or if you're better off with an index fund.
  57. Find The Right Bond At The Right Time

    Find out which bonds you should be investing in and when you should be buying them.
  58. What Does Your Mutual Fund Say About You?

    How your fund votes on proxy issues will reveal whether it's acting in your best interest and according to your beliefs.
  59. Paying Your Investment Advisor - Fees Or Commissions?

    The way a professional is compensated can affect quality of service. Learn more here.
  60. The Evolution Of ETFs

    Average and cautious investors can experience lower risk with ETFs - a safer alternative to swaps and derivatives.
  61. Investing In Property Out Of State

    If you can't afford property close to home, consider taking the real estate plunge elsewhere in the country.
  62. High-Tech Fibonacci

    Fibonacci developed this system in the Middle Ages. See how it can provide accuracy without sacrificing readability.
  63. Problems Loom For The Chinese Economy

    In 2010 China became the world's second largest economy, yet some analysts see problems ahead. Find out why.
  64. States That Spend The Most On Lottery Tickets

    Here are the areas in the U.S. that spend plenty of money on lottery tickets.
  65. ETF Tracking Errors: Protect Your Returns

    Tracking errors tend to be small, but they can still adversely affect your returns. Learn how to protect against them.
  66. The Basics Of Investing In Foreign Government Bonds

    Individuals contemplating the purchase of government bonds need to understand the risks of bond investing.
  67. The 3 Best Commodities To Invest In

    According to a survey published by Barclays Capital, these commodities should do well in 2012.
  68. No Wonder Companies Don't Want To Go Public Anymore

    There has been a dearth of IPOs in recent years, yet it seems like small companies aren't going public anymore. Find out why.
  69. 4 Misconceptions That Sink Emerging Market Investors

    As an emerging markets investor, there are some traps to be aware of. Learn what to watch out for.
  70. When Owning Your Home Doesn't Pay

    You may think it's better to own than rent, but there are many overlooked costs that could change your mind.
  71. Investing In EAGLEs

    The EAGLE designation serves to let you know that these particular countries are worth investing in.
  72. An Introduction To J-Charting

    Learn about a technical tool that's based on the view that markets are energetic systems.
  73. Can Real Estate Stabilize Your Portfolio?

    History suggests that real estate can provide diversification and a hedge against inflation.
  74. How To Profit From Stock Splits And Buybacks

    If stock splits and buybacks have been a bit of a mystery to you, you're not alone. Learn some great tips.
  75. How To Decode A Company's Earnings Reports

    Read between the lines to decipher a company's true financial condition.
  76. How To Invest Like An Endowment

    Historically, Ivy League endowments have had a successful investment strategy. Will it work for you?
  77. How To Reduce Volatility In Your Portfolio

    It's imperative that traders have a plan for when the market becomes tough to navigate. Here are some tips.
  78. In Praise Of Lotteries

    Lotteries are horrible investment alternatives, but they ought to be better respected as entertainment options.
  79. Canada To Remove The Penny From Circulation

    Canada expects to see a significant cost savings by forcing people to round up or down to the nearest five cents.
  80. Life-Cycle Funds: Can It Get Any Simpler?

    Discover a security that offers a way for you to put your retirement portfolio on autopilot.
  81. 7 Hedge Fund Manager Startup Tips

    Starting a hedge fund is the new American dream. Find out how you can pull it off.
  82. 5 Ways To Measure Mutual Fund Risk

    These statistical measurements highlight how to mitigate risk and increase rewards.
  83. Women Are Gaining Investing Confidence

    Women may go about investing in a different way than men, but they are not as risk averse as commonly believed.
  84. The Basics Of Bonds

    Bonds play an important part in your portfolio as you age; learning about them makes good financial sense.
  85. A Holistic Approach To Trading Gold

    Combine technicals and fundamentals to tune out noise and confirm trends in this commodity.
  86. Should You Invest In Rookie Funds?

    Taking a chance on a brand-new mutual fund can add some all-star quality to your portfolio.
  87. The Lowdown On Penny Stocks

    Think penny stocks will make you rich? If you don't understand the risks, you could end up penniless.
  88. How To Calculate AGI For Tax Purposes

    Determining your adjustable gross income is essential in the tax filing process. Here are some tips for doing so.
  89. How To Invest If You're Broke

    Here are a few ideas for those people who don't see any available funds for investing.
  90. Rental Properties: Cash Cow Or Money Pit?

    Create a valuation system to forecast the profitability of an income-producing property.
  91. IPOs For Beginners

    IPO is one of the few market acronyms that almost everyone is familiar with. Discover if IPOS are worth all the attention.
  92. Unraveling Investment Attitudes

    There are significant differences in how various generations see investing, and it may have long-lasting effects.
  93. S&P 500 ETFs: Market Weight Vs. Equal Weight

    Both indexes include the same stocks, but their weightings give them very different properties.
  94. Psychopaths In The Trading Room

    Learn about a study that compares the behaviors of some stockbrokers to that of certifiable psychopaths.
  95. Real Estate Traps To Avoid

    Here are some tips to help you make sure you don't fall victim to these real estate pitfalls.
  96. How Bond Market Pricing Works

    Learn the basic rules that govern how bond prices are determined.
  97. Evaluating Green Equity Investments

    Learn how to find stocks that are both eco-friendly and profitable.
  98. Clean Or Green Technology Investing

    Innovations in energy and consumption grow as companies adopt them to reduce costs.
  99. Golden Opportunity For Real Estate Investors

    There's a pilot program in the works to have more rental properties. Read on to see how you can get in on it.
  100. 5 Little-Known Tax Deductions And Credits

    Declaring noncash donations and volunteer work expenditures are just some of the lesser-known ways to reduce your taxes.
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