Investing Articles

  1. 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.
  2. In Praise Of Lotteries

    Lotteries are horrible investment alternatives, but they ought to be better respected as entertainment options.
  3. 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.
  4. Life-Cycle Funds: Can It Get Any Simpler?

    Discover a security that offers a way for you to put your retirement portfolio on autopilot.
  5. 7 Hedge Fund Manager Startup Tips

    Starting a hedge fund is the new American dream. Find out how you can pull it off.
  6. 5 Ways To Measure Mutual Fund Risk

    These statistical measurements highlight how to mitigate risk and increase rewards.
  7. 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.
  8. The Basics Of Bonds

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

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

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

    Think penny stocks will make you rich? If you don't understand the risks, you could end up penniless.
  12. 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.
  13. How To Invest If You're Broke

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

    Create a valuation system to forecast the profitability of an income-producing property.
  15. 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.
  16. Unraveling Investment Attitudes

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Innovations in energy and consumption grow as companies adopt them to reduce costs.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. Finding The Best Fund Manager

    So you're getting into mutual funds. We give some tips on how to find a manager.
  26. The Fed's Stress Test On Banks

    The Fed announced the results of its test to see which banks could put the entire financial system at risk.
  27. Why U.S. Home Prices Rely On Supply And Demand

    Look for factors that influence supply and demand and you might be able to predict which way housing prices will trend.
  28. Department Of Justice Bites At Apple

    The Department of Justice has warned Apple that it intends to pursue a suit alleging price-fixing.
  29. Using ETFs For Small Periodic Investments

    ETFs have lower costs than index funds, but the cost to buy and sell can be more expensive.
  30. How Commodities Predict Market Movement

    Commodities are not always ruled by supply and demand - their price movements can be based on market sentiment.
  31. ETFs Provide Easy Access To Energy Commodities

    Hedge against rising energy prices and diversify your portfolio with these funds.
  32. Sharpen Your Portfolio With Intelligent ETFs

    Intelligent ETFs are innovative funds that pursue above-average returns and can be similar to actively managed mutual funds.
  33. The Advantages Of Mutual Funds

    Learn how to get diversification, liquidity and professional management at an affordable price.
  34. Currency Exchange: Floating Rate Vs. Fixed Rate

    Baffled by exchange rates? Wonder why some currencies fluctuate while others are pegged? This article has the answers.
  35. Misconceptions About Past Performance And Future Returns

    Relying on an investment's past performance to guide your investment decisions is a losing strategy. Find out why.
  36. The Impact Of Financial Crisis On Women

    The female population is feeling the effects of global financial crisis harder than the rest.
  37. Income Funds 101

    Income funds don't have to be bonds, there are plenty to choose from. Read up on the types of income funds and whether they fit your investment needs.
  38. 5 Tips For Investing In IPOs

    Thinking of investing in IPOs? Here are five things to remember before jumping into these murky waters.
  39. Forex: Wading Into The Currency Market

    We go over the ground rules and available resources needed for this undertaking.
  40. Protect Your Foreign Investments From Currency Risk

    Hedging against currency risk can add a level of safety to your offshore investments.
  41. Learn A Lot More About Your 401(k) Fees

    Beginning in April, all 401k fees being passed on to employees must be disclosed in an easy-to-read format.
  42. 5 Stock Market Metrics Explained

    Learn how to evaluate a company's performance using metrics such as ROE, EPS and P/E ratio.
  43. 20 Tax Changes You Need To Know About

    Don't miss out on the tax changes. Here's a list that you need to know about.
  44. Profiting From Panic Selling

    When everyone rushes to dump their stocks, you may find yourself with a great buying opportunity. Learn about it here.
  45. Financial Careers Without A College Degree

    Credentials like on-the-job experience and licenses can be much more important for some financial careers.
  46. Combat Low Interest Rates With Dividend Stocks

    Dividend stocks tend to outperform the overall market during low interest rate environments.
  47. 4 Ways Outsourcing Damages Industry

    While outsourcing has preserved capital for many companies, it could be damaging to American industry.
  48. Playing The Gap

    Learn how you can earn money by analyzing the disruptions in normal price patterns.
  49. What Happened At MF Global?

    The story of MF Global is a telling example of a collapse with unfortunate ongoing consequences.
  50. Consider Prime Rate Funds For More Income

    These funds may give you the reliable stream of income you need when you're retired.
  51. Callable Bonds: Leading A Double Life

    Find out more about these dangerous and exciting cousins to regular bonds.
  52. 7 Steps To A Successful Investment Journey

    Before you start investing, educate yourself on financial ideas and develop a strategy that agrees with your personality.
  53. Commodities: The Portfolio Hedge

    These diverse asset classes can provide downside protection and upside potential. Find out how to use them.
  54. A Guide To Faith-Based Investing

    If you've wondered how to invest in a way that reflects your religious belief, we've got the answers for you.
  55. Find Your Niche In The Financial Industry

    In this article, we'll give you the tools you need to discover the financial career that fits you the best.
  56. Inflation And Economic Recovery

    Inflation impacts the costs of every facet of the economy. Discover how it can help or hinder the economic recovery.
  57. The Most Philanthropic Companies On Wall Street

    We look at the philanthropic and socially responsible efforts of certain Wall Street firms.
  58. Options Trading With The Iron Condor

    This options strategy allows your profits to soar in a sideways market.
  59. 7 Investing 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.
  60. A Guide To Global Investment Performance Standards

    Is your investment management firm GIPS compliant? Learn more here.
  61. What Is International Trade?

    Everyone's talking about globalization, so we explain what is it and why some oppose it.
  62. 10 Tips For Achieving Financial Security

    Follow this sound advice and plan for a comfortable future.
  63. Improve Your Credit Score In 2012

    These steps will enable you to take control of your debt repayments and consistently improve your score.
  64. Evaluating Bond Funds: Keeping It Simple

    Discover some of the key factors for determining a fund's risk-return profile.
  65. Will Low Retirement Ages Last Forever?

    We tell you which countries have low retirement ages and how does it affects their economy.
  66. Is Student Loan Debt The Next Financial Crisis?

    The student loan system is in desperate need of reform, as more and more graduates struggle to find work and pay off their student loans.
  67. Behind The Scenes Of Your Mortgage

    Four major players slice and dice your mortgage in the secondary market.
  68. Short Sell Your Home To Avoid Foreclosure

    Are you in danger of losing your home? Protect your credit score with a real estate short sale.
  69. Forex Courses For Beginners

    Trading courses can provide a trader with all the tools required for a profitable experience.
  70. A Beginners' Guide To Managing Your Money

    Discover what you need to know before becoming your own money manager.
  71. Separately Managed Accounts: A Boon For All

    We provide an explanation of individual cost basis and the advantages it brings to these accounts.
  72. Achieving Better Returns In Your Portfolio

    We look at three risk factors that best explain the bulk of equity performance.
  73. Taxable Events You Didn't Know You Were Creating

    Understanding the implications of these events can help you plan your finances and, in some cases, save you from paying taxes altogether.
  74. Exchange Traded Notes - An Alternative To ETFs

    ETNs offer yet another way to track an index. Find out what they have to offer, and what's at stake.
  75. How To Invest Like A Hedge Fund

    Hedge funds earn big returns for investors. Find out how they do it and whether you can too.
  76. Bettering Your Portfolio With Alpha And Beta

    Increase your returns by creating the right balance of both these risk measures.
  77. Momentum And The Relative Strength Index

    These two indicators can give the trader a better understanding of when to get in and out of an issue.
  78. Investing In Sovereign Bonds

    Investing in sovereign credit can be a dicey affair. Learn if you should take the risk.
  79. 15 Jobs That Have Increased Salary During The Recession

    If you're looking for a job, you've got to read this article. We list some that have increased pay!
  80. Finding Fortune In Foreign-Stock ETFs

    Think beyond your borders to reduce the impact of local market downturns.
  81. 5 Advantages Of Investing In Your 20s

    Twenty-somethings are in a prime position to enter the investing world. Find out why.
  82. Introducing The VIX Options

    Discover a new financial instrument that provides great opportunities for both hedging and speculation.
  83. The Love Affair With Gold

    Gold did something very different from what was predicted. Find out why holding gold is a fickle relationship.
  84. 6 Misconceptions About Investing Young

    Investing is not only for yuppies and rich old men. Start investing early to protect your future.
  85. ETF Tracking Errors: Is Your Fund Falling Short?

    Find out the size and causes of ETF tracking errors and which funds are at risk.
  86. Are Structured Retail Products Too Good To Be True?

    Spot a rotten investment before you get seduced by its sweet promise of profit.
  87. Planning For Progress: The World Economic Forum

    Learn about the history of the World Economic Forum and the issues driving the 2012 conference in Davos.
  88. How To Invest In Private Equity

    Private Equity might be a pricey investment, but returns are on the rise and the payoff could be big.
  89. 10 Steps To Building A Winning Trading Plan

    It's impossible to avoid disaster without trading rules - make sure you know how to devise them for yourself.
  90. Speed Resistance Lines

    Learn how to measure the uptrend and downtrend lines on a finance chart.
  91. Breaking Down The Balance Sheet

    Knowing what the company's financial statements mean will help you to analyze your investments.
  92. The Hidden Truth Behind The U.S. Economic Recovery

    Learn how the economy is being artificially propped up by unsustainable monetary and fiscal policies.
  93. Detecting Accounting Manipulation

    "One-time charges" and "investment gains" are two strategies companies can use to distort their numbers.
  94. If The U.S. Was A Real Household

    Discover what the fiscal state of the U.S. looks like in numbers that are more relatable to everyday experience.
  95. The Value In Socially Responsible Investing

    Socially responsible investing has been growing in popularity. Discover if it's the right strategy for you.
  96. The Dangers Of Options Backdating

    This form of executive compensation can pose serious risks for investors.
  97. Safe Tax Planning For High-Net-Worth Filers

    Planning is essential for the affluent seeking tax breaks. Get to know the legal strategies for saving more.
  98. 7 Ways The U.S. Government Wastes Money

    Inane studies and gifts to China are just some of the ways that the U.S. government wasted tax-payers' money in 2011.
  99. Behind The Euro: History And Future

    The euro was designed to create economic parity among eurozone nations. Discover where it's going and where it's been.
  100. When You Should Plan For A Tax Refund

    Getting a tax refund seems like a once-a-year bonus, but it might be better to track your taxes so you don't pay more than you owe in the first place.
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