Investing Articles

  1. Market Speculators: More Help Than Harm

    Speculators often get a bad rap, but it's important to remember that they only observe trends, not manipulate them.
  2. How Much Disaster Can Gold Hedge?

    Gold holds up well in the face of fear, but offers little in times of true collapse.
  3. Top 6 Websites For Finding Financial Stats

    These websites are among the best for you to find financial information on a variety of topics.
  4. FINRA: How It Protects Investors

    Find out the history of FINRA, and how it's organized to monitor the markets and protect investors.
  5. Is The Stock Market Really Worth Your Money?

    The S&P's 0.00% change over the past three years will make you wonder whether your money's in the right place.
  6. Is Your Mutual Fund Safe?

    You might be carrying more risk than you think if your fund invests in derivatives.
  7. Ivar Kreuger: Businessman Or Scam Artist?

    Match monopolist Ivar Kreuger started as a brilliant businessman, but his high-flying lifestyle led to some shady dealings.
  8. Competitive Advantage Counts

    What's the best indicator of a company's future success? Its ability to succeed when others fail.
  9. Dollar-Cost Averaging With ETFs

    If you are investing small amounts regularly into an exchange-traded fund, be sure to do it right.
  10. 5 Steps To Forming A Tax-Exempt Nonprofit Corporation

    Before you tackle this challenge, know the challenges of forming and operating an official nonprofit organization.
  11. Of Gold, Greeks And Governance

    The past decade has taught us a lot about how gold and governments are interdependent.
  12. Are You Under Or Overtrading?

    Under and overtrading can lessen an investor's profits. Find out how to fix these issues with a trading plan.
  13. Why These 3 Countries Could Be Too Risky To Invest In

    Why is being trade-dependent a problem for these countries, and how does that affect investors?
  14. The British Pound: What Every Forex Trader Needs To Know

    As a strong alternative to the dollar it is likely that the pound will remain a preeminent global currency for some time to come.
  15. Where Is China Investing In The U.S.?

    The Chinese are gobbling up real estate across the country and making multi-billion investments in other business sectors, including construction, fuel and green technology.
  16. 5 Common Mistakes Young Investors Make

    Starting to invest can be a scary process. Luckily, steering clear of common errors is half the battle.
  17. Countries With The Highest Government Spending To GDP Ratio

    Does it make sense to invest in these countries with high government spending levels as a percentage of GDP?
  18. ETFs For Sector Rotation Strategies

    Find out how exchange-traded funds can take the bumps out of your investing style.
  19. Guard Your Portfolio With Defensive Stocks

    Find out how these securities can protect you from a market bust.
  20. How To Trade Forex Right Now

    With the expected continued world volatility in the near future, there is a lot of money to be made in the forex market. How can you make the most of it?
  21. How September 11 Affected The U.S. Stock Market

    The attack on the World Trade Centers on September 11, 2001 had a profound impact on the market.
  22. The 3 Biggest Risks Faced By International Investors

    Investing internationally is a great way to diversify your portfolio, but you need to know the risks.
  23. Could September Be D-day For The Euro?

    Should Europe see another bout of stress, or continued stress, the single currency could face dire consequences.
  24. The 5 Worst Financial Moves You Can Make Right Now

    In these uncertain times, it's easy to make rash decisions in an effort to secure your finances, but these decisions can cost you in the long run.
  25. The Misery Index: Measuring Your Misfortune

    The Misery Index measures a combination of unemployment and inflation, but what does it mean for your finances?
  26. The Biggest S&P Missteps

    The S&P is generally respected, but several missteps have damaged the company's reputation.
  27. Should You Insure Your Collectibles?

    Insuring your valuable collectibles is just as important as insuring the rest of your home's contents.
  28. How Interest Rates Affect The U.S. Markets

    Interest rates can have both positive and negative effects on U.S. stocks, bonds and inflation.
  29. Budgeting For A Recession

    A recession can be tough on your finances, but by planning ahead you can increase your financial resiliency.
  30. Premium Bonds: Problems And Opportunities

    Learn all about premium bonds and how you can make them work for you.
  31. 5 Quick Research Tips For Busy Investors

    Turn frustrating hours into profit-turning minutes by managing your investing time properly.
  32. 7 Companies Facing Retiring CEOs

    These companies may all soon face a transition similar to Apple.
  33. Make Your Portfolio Safer With Risky Investments

    A high-risk security can reduce risk overall. Find out how it works.
  34. The Next AAA Countries Headed For A Downgrade

    The next two years will continue to be volatile for many countries as they try to reign in their debt and avoid recession in the process.
  35. 4 ETF Strategies For A Down Market

    If the market's got you feeling low, these investments could pick you up.
  36. The Illusion Of Diversification: The Myth Of The 30 Stock Portfolio

    Find out what it takes to really diversify your portfolio.
  37. And The King of R&D Spending Is

    When it comes to investing in other countries, knowing how much is being spent on research and development, and where it's be spent, is important for any investor.
  38. 5 Mental Mistakes That Affect Stock Analysts

    They know more about stocks than the average person, but analysts are still affected by biases. Find out what they are.
  39. The Viability Of Tracking Insiders

    Insider trading use to be profitable, but can it be today? Learn if investors should be paying attention to insiders.
  40. Industries Prone To Bubbles And Why

    Investors who want to avoid future bubbles should learn from the past in order to protect their investments.
  41. Types Of Rebalancing Strategies

    Portfolio rebalancing provides protection and discipline for any investment management strategy.
  42. 9 Businesses That Thrive In Recession

    Some companies improve their bottom line as many people make more conservative decisions with money during a recession.
  43. Higher Education - Bubble, Closed Society Or Free Market?

    With a collective faith in its value, insensitivity to price and a lot of debt underpinning it all, could higher education be the next bubble?
  44. Currency Positions You Can Take Now

    The foreign currency market is the largest financial market in the world, and investors in this market have many options.
  45. Measuring And Managing Investment Risk

    Risk is inseparable from return. Learn more about these measures and how to balance them.
  46. The Hong Kong Dollar: What Every Forex Trader Needs To Know

    Find out everything you need to know about the eighth most traded currency in forex.
  47. World's Most Expensive Disasters

    Whether disasters are natural or caused by man, they all leave behind a devastating toll and huge bills.
  48. Introduction To Counterparty Risk

    Unlike a funded loan, the exposure from a credit derivative is complicated. Find out everything you need to know about counterparty risk.
  49. 5 Economic Effects Of Country Liberalization

    Liberalization provides new opportunities for diversification and profit.
  50. Can The U.S. Super Committee Solve The Debt Crisis?

    Find out about this committee's tactics and members, and see whether you think they can solve America's financial problems.
  51. Is It Eurobonds Or Bust For The Eurozone?

    Europe's central bank has its work cut out for it in the coming months, especially as it works for long term solutions.
  52. 5 Signs Of A Credit Crisis

    These indicators can illuminate the depth and severity of problems in the credit markets.
  53. Commodity Prices And Currency Movements

    Find out which currencies are most affected by fluctuations in gold and oil prices, and improve your trading.
  54. 7 Lessons To Learn From A Market Downturn

    Don't learn these lessons the hard way. Read on to make sure you can weather an unstable market.
  55. Active Vs. Passive ETF Investing

    You can use these securities for more than just indexing. Explore the spectrum of possible ETF strategies.
  56. What Can Traders Learn From Investors?

    Discover tips from a long-term strategy that can help you make better short-term trades.
  57. Top Retirement Investments For 2011

    These investments are perfect ways to maximize your earning potential in preperation for retirement.
  58. Can Investors Trust Official Statistics?

    The official statistics in some countries need to be taken with a grain of salt. Find out why you should be skeptical.
  59. How To Use The Dividend Capture Strategy

    Dividend capture strategies provide an alternative investment approach to income seeking investors.
  60. What's The Next Bubble?

    While these bubbles have held up fairly well so far, what happens if poor economic conditions continue or get even worse?
  61. Can The U.S. Regain Its AAA Rating?

    We look at countries that have regained a AAA rating in the past, and whether the U.S. is on track to having its debt rating restored.
  62. How To Legally Form A Hedge Fund

    Research is key before you take any steps in forming a hedge fund, as there are many options available.
  63. Why S&P Downgraded The U.S. And Others Did Not

    We look at the U.S. debt and see whether the recent downgrade was justified.
  64. 10 Ways ETFs Can Grow Your Portfolio

    Implement the core/satellite approach used by money managers for better returns and lower risk.
  65. How To Position Your Money For The Stock Market Rebound

    What do you need to do with your funds to prepare yourself for an improved stock market?
  66. Inverse ETFs Can Lift A Falling Portfolio

    These funds can reduce your exposure to market risk or enhance portfolio performance.
  67. Money Market Mutual Funds: A Better Savings Account

    An good alternative to the traditional savings account is the money market mutual fund. It's easy, safe and has better returns.
  68. 6 Steps To Thinking Like A Stock-Market High Roller

    We provide six tips for improving your mindset and becoming a more profitable investor.
  69. The Hidden Costs Of Investing In Mutual Funds

    Find the hidden fees in your portfolio, so that you can increase your rate of return.
  70. Europe Bans Short Selling

    Regulators in Europe have taken temporary emergency action and banned the short selling financial companies. Find out more.
  71. A Beginner's Guide To Precious Metals

    All that glitters isn't gold. Find out how to get started on your treasure hunt.
  72. Are Computers Bringing Down The Stock Market?

    We take a look at high frequency trading and see if it's one of the reasons for stock market losses.
  73. Is This The Worst Market Decline?

    History proves that the current meltdown is not a first, and those who avoid panic selling now should be rewarded with better exit points as recovery unfolds in the months ahead.
  74. The Italian Crisis

    Unlike some of its troubled sister countries, Italy's financial problems are being felt globally, especially in the U.S.
  75. Diversifying Your Portfolio With Real Estate And Infrastructure

    Real estate and infrastructure are important sectors for risk-averse investors.
  76. The Stock Market: Winners And Losers

    Market contractions - like the one we are currently feeling - produce both winners and losers. Find out which side you are on.
  77. What Investment Is Best For You?

    ETFs, mutual funds, hedge funds and advisory firms are just some of the choices to consider.
  78. How To Protect Your Assets In A Post-Downgrade Economy

    Economic times may be tough, but investment opportunities are available and assets may be protected in a variety of ways.
  79. Do You Understand Investment Risk?

    Many investors overestimate their level of financial knowledge.
  80. Who Will Be The Next Warren Buffett?

    These five financial heavy-hitters might have the track records and mindsets to become the next Warren Buffett.
  81. How To Analyze Mid-Cap Stocks

    Mid-cap stocks often outperform both large-caps and small-caps with very little added risk.
  82. How The Credit Rating Downgrade Affects the U.S. Economy

    With the S&P downgrade, investors liquidate and global perception is that the U.S. is in financial trouble, but there are still those who remain cautiously optimistic.
  83. Is The Housing Bubble Over?

    A discussion of the economic forces that may drive real estate prices up or down.
  84. How Safe Are U.S. Bonds?

    U.S. Treasury securities are often described as risk-free investments, but that is just not true.
  85. 7 Common Investor Mistakes

    Find out how to avoid - or fix - these frequent investing errors.
  86. Can The U.S. Remain Risk-Free?

    Without reform, the U.S.'s lauded social safety net could be the undoing of the world's largest economy.
  87. Using Genetic Algorithms To Forecast Financial Markets

    Genetic algorithms are unique ways to solve complex problems by harnessing the power of nature.
  88. What If There Were No Government?

    What would the United States look like in the absence of a federal government?
  89. Questions For Warren Buffett

    What would you ask this legendary investor, especially if you were told you could only ask five questions?
  90. 3 Dangers Of Checking Your Stock Portfolio Everyday

    Find out how being overly attentive to your stocks can lead to lower gains and higher fees.
  91. 7 Countries' Surprising Top Exports

    Many of us have ideas about what certain countries are "known" for such as chocolates from Belgium, but many countries export other foods or products that might surprise you.
  92. 5 Steps To A Retirement Plan

    These considerations will help you make a realistic and thorough retirement plan.
  93. Potential Consequences Had The U.S. Defaulted

    Americans, and indeed the world, held their collective breath as the House and Senate battled over the debt ceiling, but what might have happened had they not reached an agreement?
  94. Evaluate Your Investments With SWOT Analysis

    Using this method, investors should be able to focus on a company's advantages and vulnerabilities.
  95. Leveraged ETFs: Are They Right For You?

    This specialty vehicle offers dramatic results, but can also magnify risk.
  96. Betting On The Economy: What Are The Odds?

    Wondering what the odds of a default, recovery or new taxes are? Check out our take.
  97. Buying Power Around The World

    It takes more than just exchange rates to explain the global differences in the price of many goods.
  98. 5 Successful Companies That Survived The Dotcom Bubble

    These companies did what many others could not - survived the dotcom bubble.
  99. Investing Beyond Your Borders

    Investing abroad poses risks, but can also help you diversify. Discover ways to invest in foreign stocks.
  100. Using Decision Trees In Finance

    These decision-making tools play an integral role in corporate finance and economic forecasting.
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