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  1. Tired Of Mutual Funds? Try This Alternative

    Mirrored investments services are a beneficial alternative to traditional mutual funds. Discover how they work and how they ...
  2. Comparing China ETFs: SPDR GXC or iShares FXI?

    A look at SPDR GXC and iShares FXI China ETFs.
  3. The Best ETFs to Play 2015's Housing Rebound

    Housing starts will likely rise about 20% this year, reviving the recovery. Stocks and ETFs have already begun to move.
  4. What You Should Know About Smart Beta ETFs

    Smart Beta funds get a lot of hype and are a relatively cheap way to get exposure to an asset class. But they are not foolproof. ...
  5. TIPS ETFs: No Inflation, No Reason to Buy

    No inflation means there's no reason to buy TIPS ETFs.
  6. How On-Balance Volume Reveals Market Players' Strategy

    On-Balance Volume (OBV) reveals the intent of market players, often before price action generates a buy or sell signal.
  7. Consider This High-Yield ETF's Risks and Rewards

    Finding quality high-yield opportunities isn’t easy, but the YieldShares High Income ETF (YYY) has potential.
  8. The Best Low-Cost, Web-Based Trading Brokers

    With this table, investors can differentiate between top low-cost, web-based trading brokers by price, capabilities, and ...
  9. Eyeing a Loan? Consider Skipping the Banks

    Peer-to-peer lending platforms, such as Lending Tree, Lending Club and Prosper, offer borrowers newfound leverage. Here's ...
  10. The Capital Asset Pricing (CAPM) Model: Pros and Cons

    CAPM, while criticized for its unrealistic assumptions, provides a more useful outcome than either the DDM or WACC in many ...
  11. Greedy on the Dollar? See This Leveraged ETN

    There are several ways to play the rise in the U.S. Dollar, and the UUPT ETN is definitely one way to consider playing it. ...
  12. How To Make Money WIth Real Estate Options

    Buying real estate options is one way to invest in real estate at a lower entry cost.
  13. Must-Know Simple & Effective Exit Trading Strategies

    An effective exit strategy builds confidence, trade management skills and profitability.
  14. Interested in Investing in Europe? Eye These ETFs

    Want exposure to the European markets? Check out these ETFs.
  15. Retirement Investing with BlackRock's CoRI Funds

    A look at BlackRock’s CoRI Funds as a retirement investment option.
  16. App-pocalypse! 20 Industries Disrupted By New Tech

    Mainstream economic thought says that while those displaced by technology will see their industries destroyed, the industries ...
  17. China: North Korea's One-Stop Economic Shop

    China is essentially North Korea's only trading partner, a one-stop solution for North Korea's economic needs.
  18. Top Emerging Markets Dividend ETFs

    These dividend ETFs offer similar — yet different — ways to play emerging markets.
  19. Motif Investing vs. ETFs: What's The Difference?

    While there are many apparent similarities between ETFs and newer motif investments, there are also some important differences. ...
  20. Cardinal Points For Mapping a Trading Route

    A successful trading plan addresses four key elements of trading: prediction, timing, volatility and risk.
  21. Consider The Season On Trading Day

    Calendar and clock bias, better known as seasonality, is a frequently misunderstood concept that exerts a huge influence ...
  22. The World's Top Emerging Financial Hubs

    Creating a desirable and competitive financial center, a goal among the emerging financial hubs, can be undone by its volatility.
  23. What Drives Oracle Stock Prices?

    Oracle stock price depend on the company keeping ahead of new technologies while also keeping costs low.
  24. Book Reliable Profits With Pullback Strategies

    Pullbacks generate all sorts of trading opportunities after an active trend thrusts higher or lower.
  25. Gap Strategies To Try For Intraday Trades

    Many traders lack effective strategies to manage gaps, whether they pop up on open positions or mark the first play of the ...
  26. Making The Trade: Understand Order Types

    Buying and selling stock can be a lot like buying or selling a car. Traders should use and understand tools such as market ...
  27. A Soaring Housing Market: College Apartments

    How to play the boom in upscale student housing.
  28. Will Alex Tsipras Change The European Economy?

    A debt default and a Euro exit by Greece's leaders would likely cause more harm to Greece's economy than to the EU, of which ...
  29. How To Build Valuation Models Like Black-Scholes (BS)?

    Want to build a model like Black-Scholes? Here are the tips and guidelines for developing a framework with the example of ...
  30. A Look at Blackrock's iShares ETFs

    An Overview of Blackrock iShares ETFs and what makes them unique.
  31. The Anatomy of Options

    Find out how you can use the "Greeks" to guide your options trading strategy and help balance your portfolio.
  32. Investing Strategies For The Millennial Generation

    Suggestions to build a long-term plan for the millennial generation, according to their needs and goals.
  33. Spot Chances For Profits In The Three-Step Cycle

    Markets progress from one price level to the next through an action-reaction-resolution cycle that generates all sorts of ...
  34. The 10 Worst Mistakes Beginner Traders Make

    Traders generally buy and sell securities more frequently and hold positions for much shorter periods than investors, which ...
  35. A Detailed Look Into China's Options Market

    As the Chinese options market gradually takes shape, we provide an overview, including details of the initial phase and building ...
  36. Rise and Shine With This Pre-Market Checklist

    Your pre-market routine sets the stage for the rest of the trading day. Use this comprehensive checklist to get up to speed, ...
  37. Reassessing Your Approach To Bond Investing

    Rethinking your fixed-income portfolio may not resonate in quite the same way as dropping 10 pounds or finally giving up ...
  38. Minute-to-Minute Trade Signals for Today's Scalper

    Scalpers profit in the modern electronic environment by utilizing technical indicators that are custom-tuned to very small ...
  39. How Diaspora Bonds Work

    Developing and emerging nations with sizable populations living overseas are using diaspora bonds to raise financing from ...
  40. Avoid These 10 Mistakes When Trading in Cheap Options

    Cheap options can be very risky. Reduce your risk by avoiding these 10 common mistakes in trading in cheap options.
  41. How to Short Alibaba

    We explain how and why to short Alibaba stocks.
  42. How American Express Counts on Your Profligacy

    Consumers like novelty, reliability, variety, and other subjective qualities. But what really keeps them coming back to American ...
  43. A Look at the 5 Richest People in the World

    Who are the five richest people in the world and how did they manage that feat?
  44. Organize Price-Band Relationships In Bollinger Bands®

    Bollinger Bands have become an enormously popular market tool since the 1990s but most traders fail to tap its true potential.
  45. What Happened To Obama’s Amnesty Bill?

    The sweeping Republican majorities were supposed to trigger change, but now they are preparing to embrace the Obama immigration ...
  46. What Is Happening To The BRIC Economies?

    Ten years ago, it was about the BRIC countries –Brazil, Russia, India, and China, and it was thought that capitalizing their ...
  47. Options -- Accessing Stakes In Apple At Less Cost

    Finding Apple stock costly to trade? Here are multiple ways to trade it through low-cost Apple options.
  48. Risk Management Techniques For Shorting Call Options

    Shorting covered calls is a popular options trade strategy. Here are the methods to mitigate the risk/loss and enhance profits ...
  49. How Demographics Drive The Economy

    Demographics can have a profound effect on the economy. An aging population coupled with a declining birthrate points to ...
  50. These Oil ETFs Offer Cheap, Easy Access

    Interested in investing in oil and the companies that extract and refine it? Here's a list of ETFs. Just be wary of fees.
  51. Why Monthly Dividend ETFs are Good for Everyone

    Monthly dividend ETFs can help ease the financial stress on investors of all ages. Here are a few fund names for you to consider.
  52. Why Investors Need to Rebalance Their Portfolios

    The best way to explain why one should rebalance their portfolio is to show what could go wrong if one doesn't.
  53. 5 Ways To Adapt To Tough Markets

    Tough markets undermine profitability and lower self-confidence. Fight back with five simple but powerful rules of engagement.
  54. Dilip Shanghvi's Net Worth: How Did He Get So Rich?

    Dilip Shanghvi made Sun Pharma a huge global business through smart acquisitions and strategic entry into the right market ...
  55. The Economic and Social Effects of Corruption

    Corruption results in inefficiencies in the operations of emerging economies, and prevents such economies from reaching the ...
  56. Day's First Trade Can Serve As Support/Resistance

    The first trade of the day in liquid markets defines a narrow price level that can act as support or resistance for the entire ...
  57. Five Successful Investing Strategies

    The secret to investing is that there is no secret. Success is all about knowing yourself, getting the basics and using both ...
  58. Will 2015 Finally Be The Year For Rising Rates?

    Interest rates continued declining in 2014, but as we enter 2015 many investors are asking the same question: Will 2015 be ...
  59. How the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 Indexes Differ

    The S&P 500 and Russell 2000 are used as benchmarks for broader segments of the U.S. stock market. Each index has its own ...
  60. The Strange New World Of The Bitcoin Exchange Futures Market

    We explain the basics of the Bitcoin exchange and futures market.
  61. Which Is Better For Me: MarketWatch Or Bloomberg?

    As part of a series comparing popular finance websites, Investopedia conducts an unbiased review of MarketWatch and Bloomberg. ...
  62. Sanctions & Falling Oil Prices Hit Ruble Hard

    Russia, through its aggressive actions, has brought upon itself sanctions which, coupled with falling oil prices, have adversely ...
  63. Trend-Range Alternation Spawns Trading Styles

    Markets cycle continuously between directional trends and compressed ranges in all time frames.
  64. Your Best Bet for Healthcare Stocks: The XHE ETF

    With the decent growth and wide profit margins of medical device companies, the XHE ETF shouldn't be ignored.
  65. How Mukesh Ambani Has Expanded Reliance Industry

    Mukesh Ambani has expanded Reliance Industries and increased its revenues, but his public image, and that of his company, ...
  66. Tackling Technicals For Beginners

    Choosing the right indicators can be a daunting task for novice traders. It’s a much easier process when they focus their ...
  67. P2P Loans: Consider the Payoffs; Assess The Risks

    The available data seems to indicate that P2P loans, although risky, promise great payoffs, and the prospects of good returns ...
  68. Oil Picks For Bulls And Bears

    Everyone thought the biggest economic news of 2014 was going to fall somewhere between the end of quantitative easing, some ...
  69. General Electric: Good News/Bad News

    General Electric is generous to its shareholders, but that's not the only factor to consider.
  70. American Express: Headwinds and Tailwinds

    Any investors considering a position in American Express need to know these important facts.
  71. Why Are Investors Turning Down The Volume?

    Many U.S. investors are choosing to turn down the volume over the holidays, perhaps saving their song for when volatility ...
  72. The Economic Impact of Better US-Cuba Relations

    We examine what the normalization of relations between the US and Cuba will mean for the two countries' economies.
  73. Is 'Big Blue' Now Black And Blue?

    IBM once dominated the technology sector. Those days are long gone, but does IBM still present a good value play? Are dividends ...
  74. Is Goldman Sachs Still A Winner?

    Goldman Sachs might not be the best dividend play out there, but there are other reasons you might want to consider it as ...
  75. The Biggest Biotech Companies

    These biotech firms want to revolutionize medicine. If successful, they may see high profits, but investing in these companies ...
  76. Is Wells Fargo The Ideal Dividend Investment?

    Wells Fargo has been rewarding its shareholders for years via stock appreciation and dividend payments. But are those rewards ...
  77. Arbitrage Opportunities in Spread Betting

    While the opportunities are few and far between, investors may use arbitrage to take advantage of price differences in financial ...
  78. How US & European Union Sanctions Are Crippling Russia

    Economic sanctions imposed by the US and EU on Russia are having a crippling effect; the Russian economy shrank for the first ...
  79. What Exactly Does A Portfolio Analyst Do?

    Portfolio analysts have the exciting role of working between the investment team layers and they touch various aspects of ...
  80. Apple As An Example Of How a Protective Collar Works

    We define a protective collar, using Apple (AAPL) as an example. A protective collar is a combination of a covered call plus ...
  81. Apple As An Example Of How to Use a Bull Call Spread to Trade

    Here's how you can use a bull call spread to trade stocks.
  82. Credit Risk Analyst: Boring Title, Great Job

    Credit analysts make critical decisions about loans, are required to have a certain level of education, and receive commensurate ...
  83. Adapt The 50-Day EMA To Enhance Your Trading

    The 50-day EMA has numerous applications in price prediction, position choice & strategy building
  84. Has Coca-Cola Lost Its Pop?

    Coca-Cola has been a name synonymous with sustainable success. This hasn’t just pertained to consumers but investors as well. ...
  85. The Future of Qualcomm's Stock

    Qualcomm is a leader in a competitive market, but there are still significant risks to investing in its stock.
  86. Should You Forget About The 'B' & 'R' In 'BRIC?'

    While the BRICs had great promise, the time may have come to part with Russia and Brazil. The good times continue to roll ...
  87. Break Down Modern Market Trends To Grasp Movement

    Convergence points to dynamic conditions that can elicit strong trends while divergence suggests conflict, more typical of ...
  88. Top Strategies Remote Traders Should Follow

    Most traders cannot watch every tick because they have lives away from the markets. These folks can take simple steps to ...
  89. The Top Uses For P2P Currency Exchange

    Peer-to-peer (P2P) currency exchange networks offer a viable and cheaper alternative for buying and selling currencies.
  90. Should You Buy US Penny Stocks Or Emerging Market Stocks?

    While in the same asset class, emerging market stocks and US penny stocks have significant differences that can impact your ...
  91. Top 10 Largest Global IPOs Of All Time

    We have compiled a list of the top 10 largest IPOs of all time. The results may surprise you.
  92. Evaluate Your Investment Portfolio For 2015

    The beginning of a year is a good time to evaluate your investment portfolio and think about how to position it going forward. ...
  93. Gary Gordon Positions Your Portfolio For 2015

    Seeking Alpha, the popular financial web portal, interviews Gary Gordon for its Positioning for 2015 series. Here is a transcript ...
  94. Cuba's Economy: Nowhere To Go But Up

    With relations improving between Cuba and America, here's a quick look at the island nation's slowly transforming economy. ...
  95. U.S. Stocks Are Still The Place To Be In 2015

    Oil is tumbling and volatility is in the tea leaves. So why is it that strategists are saying that your best bet for 2015 ...
  96. How To Explain Portfolio Rebalancing To Clients

    Letting an allocation to stocks get too large can expose you to more downside risk than you had bargained for. Here are tips ...
  97. Know the Forces At Play Behind The Buy/Sell Cycles

    Weekly Stochastics uncovers patterns of buying and selling pressure that can be predicted and capitalized upon by observant ...
  98. Volatility Can Drag On Leveraged ETF Gains

    The pros (many) and cons (several) of investing in S&P 500 leveraged ETFs.
  99. What To Do When Your Client Behaves Badly

    As a financial advisor managing your client's assets is only part of the job; sometimes you have to manage your client, as ...
  100. Position Your ETF Portfolio For Success In 2015

    2015 may well usher in a new era in the markets where things like risk management, trend following, and asset allocation ...
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