Investing Articles

  1. The Risks of Investing in Art and Collectibles

    Investing in art and collectibles has the potential to lead to a big payday, but it's often a difficult road.
  2. The Advantages of Investing in Art & Collectibles

    Investing in collectibles can be profitable and fun, and can offer tax benefits for some.
  3. 11 Big Stocks Hated by Analysts

    These 11 stocks get the lowest rating from Wall Street, but some are worse than others.
  4. Top Reasons to Invest in Google

    There's three main reasons Google stands to succeed for years to come.
  5. Three Reasons Inflation Isn’t What You Think

    Though U.S. inflation has been firming recently— the core consumer price index rose in April for a 3rd month in a row—prices ...
  6. How Gloomy Headlines Support Eurozone Stocks

    It's hard to miss the many headlines on Europe lately with news ranging from Greece’s debt saga to the details of ongoing ...
  7. One Step Closer To Normal

    The global interest rate environment is changing. Last week, bond yields in the U.S., U.K., Europe, Japan, Australia and ...
  8. Economic Bubble: Toil And Trouble!

    You might like the idea of profiting from a bubble, but you’d probably like to avoid suffering from its aftermath. Here is ...
  9. Should You Buy Honda Stock Before The HondaJet Launch?

    Can the launch of HondaJet, a private business jet, add value to Honda's stock prices? Investopedia explores the investment ...
  10. Make a Downstream Bet with Oil Refiners

    Now is a good time to bet on the oil refinery sector. Here's why.
  11. How Are Collectibles Taxed?

    If you plan to sell collectibles, it's imperative that you know the tax implications.
  12. Why Cash Could Be Your Best Bet

    Holding too much cash in your portfolio is usually a bad thing, but these aren't usual times.
  13. Top Tips for Rebalancing 401(k) Assets

    Rebalancing 401(k) assets can seem daunting but shouldn't be ignored. Here's how to go about it.
  14. The FV ETF: Playing Momentum with Less Risk

    This ETF is one way to play momentum investing, but even with its steady gains, there are no guarantees.
  15. Stocks and ETFs for a Teetering Stock Market

    Here's what investors should do when the stock market is teetering.
  16. Is Snapchat Overvalued?

    Snapchat has been valued at $10 billion, but it's unclear how profitable the private company really is.
  17. Strategies For Forex Algorithmic Trading

    Algorithmic trading strategies, such as auto hedging, statistical analysis, algorithmic execution, direct market access and ...
  18. Investment Risks You Should Take in Your 20s

    You can take more risks when investing in your 20s, but not until you do this first.
  19. ETF Dividends: The Lowdown on How They're Taxed

    Here's the rundown on how different ETF dividends are taxed.
  20. Cash Flow Is King: How to Keep it Running

    Why is cash flow so important, and what steps can a business take to improve it?
  21. Are Energy MLPs a Good Bet Right Now?

    Energy MLPs offer good long-term potential. Here's why.
  22. 5 Great Stocks You Didn't Know Existed

    If you're looking for new investment opportunities, check out these five stocks that tend to fly under the radar of popular ...
  23. Is It Time To Invest In Turkey?

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's neo-Ottoman sultanate is off the table for now, but the political gridlock and rising ...
  24. Understanding Interest Rates: Nominal, Real And Effective

    Interest rates can be broken down into several subcategories that incorporate various factors such as inflation. Smart investors ...
  25. Financial Analysis: Solvency Vs. Liquidity Ratios

    Solvency and liquidity are equally important for a company's financial health. A number of financial ratios are used to measure ...
  26. 4 Things Landlords Aren't Allowed To Do

    Whether you're a landlord or a tenant, you need to know the rules.
  27. A Quick Guide To Landlord Insurance

    ...And why landlords need it, even if they also have homeowners insurance.
  28. The Top 3 Reasons Southwest's Stock Is a 'Buy'

    Discover the key differences between Southwest Airlines and other major U.S. airlines that have made Southwest a major business ...
  29. 10 Ways to Nurse Cash Flow in Healthcare

    Running a business in healthcare? You might want to rethink cash flow management practices.
  30. Microsoft Is Paying Dividends. Is Its Share Price Undervalued Or Overvalued Based ...

    How can you use the dividend discount model to estimate the value the common stock of Microsoft?
  31. What’s Behind The Sluggish Economic Recovery

    While the economy is improving, the rate of improvement is much lower than economists had expected. Estimates for Q2 GDP ...
  32. Amazon Prime Now: A Strategy To Disrupt Retailers

    With Prime Now, Amazon tackles the on-demand economy and threatens to remove the instant gratification advantage of brick-and-mortar ...
  33. Retirement Balance Sheet: Debt Owed To Yourself

    Thinking of retirement as a debt, where does your retirement sit on your balance sheet? For it's not a debt you owe the bank, ...
  34. 9 Junk Bond ETFs You Should Eye Right Now

    Volatility aside, there’s still some value left in high yield bonds. Pending rate increases shouldn’t effect junk as gravely ...
  35. Gain The Needed Insights To Spot Stock Pick Scams

    Uneducated traders are often ensnared by "hot stock pick" scams, but educated traders use key insights to make well-timed ...
  36. 10 Ways to Loosen Up Your Cash Flow

    Cash flow is king. Here are a few ways to fatten it up.
  37. How to Help Clients with Cash Flow Issues

    Sometimes your spending gets out of hand or income has a hiccup. Here's how financial advisors can help clients who have ...
  38. How to Find the Best Bets in Muni Bonds

    Approach investing in municipal bonds the same as you would investing in stocks.
  39. How to Improve Your Cash Flow in Manufacturing

    Here are 10 ways to to improve a manufacturer's cash flow.
  40. 10 Ways to Improve Cash Flow in Construction

    Improving cash flow in construction requires some sector-specific strategies.
  41. Grocery Wars: Who Will Win in 5 Years?

    Grocery stores have been slowly transitioning to become the kind of grocery stores that Millennials want and need.
  42. Strategies To Trade The Nasdaq Index

    The Nasdaq is by far the best-known technology index in the world, and there are plenty of strategies to trade on the Nasdaq ...
  43. The Importance Of LIBOR In Financial Markets

    What is LIBOR and why are its interest rates so important to the financial markets?
  44. Will J.C. Penney Ever Recover?

    After a series of drastic missteps, J.C. Penney may finally be making a turnaround.
  45. Options Strategies That Profit From Rite Aid's Volatility

    Learn why options strategies such as the long straddle and the long strangle enable investors to make big money with Rite ...
  46. Are These 5 Retailers in Trouble?

    The retail environment is a tough one and some companies are doing better than others.
  47. Is Smaller Better When Investing Overseas?

    When it comes to global stocks think small (and not in a market-cap sense). Smaller developed nations have outperformed larger ...
  48. 10 Creative Strategies for Finding Wealthy Clients

    Thinking outside of the box when it comes to meeting prospective wealthy clients can ultimately pay off.
  49. The Economics Of Solar Power

    Even with the massive strides made in technological innovation, sustainable energy has failed to usurp traditional fossil ...
  50. How U.S. Election News Affects The Dow

    We explain the relationship between US politics, election news, and the performance of the Dow.
  51. Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Business's Cash Flow

    Improving cash flow from receivables provides more capital for day-to-day operations and innovation. Here are 10 ways to ...
  52. Military Spending: U.S. Versus Everywhere Else

    A look at the figures and patterns of US spending on its military compared to the other countries.
  53. Top 5 Most Profitable Hotel Companies

    How can companies control so many properties and rooms? The same way McDonald’s controls 35,000 restaurants: franchise agreements.
  54. Few Target-Date Managers Invest in Their Own Funds

    Target-date funds have experienced explosive growth in the past 20 years. Many managers who run them, however, have failed ...
  55. Kohl's: Does a Broken Stock Mean a Broken Company?

    Kohl's stock is broken, but the company is strong.
  56. Finding a Top Financial Advisor in Canada

    Choosing a financial advisor is a difficult and important job. A ranking of Canadian advisors can help you make the right ...
  57. Why Muni Bonds and Bond Funds are Perfect Together

    Municipal bonds and bond funds differ in several ways, which is partly why they complement each other well.
  58. How Are Dividends On IRAs Taxed?

    Reinvesting dividends in an IRA is a great way to grow your retirement funds faster, but be sure you understand the potential ...
  59. Places To Consider Riding Out The Rate Change

    Despite multiple signs that global growth remains sluggish, bond yields recently hit fresh highs for the year.
  60. Which Are the World's 10 Largest Private Banks?

    Most of the largest private banking providers in the world are headquartered in Europe or the United States.
  61. Finding A Discount On Your Next Bond Investment

    Discount rates have nothing to do with buying things on sale. Rather, it helps you figure out how much to pay today for a ...
  62. World's Most Expensive Mansions

    Buying Buckingham Palace is out of the question (probably!), but the rest of the world's priciest mansions are in private ...
  63. Should You Wade Into The Dark Pools Of Liquidity?

    Dark pools of liquidity allow big investors to trade away from the public eye. They limit market impact but may leave small ...
  64. Comparing Impact Investing & Venture Philanthropy

    Impact investing and venture philanthropy might be similar, but there are differences and one is more popular than the other ...
  65. Impact Investing: How it Works and How to Invest

    Impact investing makes a positive impact, socially and/or environmentally, while also aiming to produce positive returns, ...
  66. Will Zynga's New Strategy Win Back Mobile Gamers?

    Explore the history and current activities of the Web game developer Zynga, and learn what the company is doing to make a ...
  67. Try Southwest Airlines Options To Avoid Risks

    Learn how to take a position in Southwest Airlines' stock using option strategies that have limited or defined risk.
  68. Is David Cameron's Austerity Working for Britain?

    Although growth picked up in 2013 and 2014, contrary to Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s claims, austerity is ...
  69. Top Healthcare Stocks Rallying Under Obamacare

    The healthcare industry, bullish via Obamacare, has plenty of stocks with major upside.
  70. 401(k) Investment Policy Statement: An Example

    Here's what a 401(k) investment policy statement should look like.
  71. Which Withdrawal Strategy is Best?

    The bucket strategy and systematic withdrawal strategy are similar in theory but differ greatly in practice. Here's a comparison.
  72. Asset Protection for High Net Worth Individuals

    OK, you've made it. Here's how to hang onto it.
  73. How Much Is Your Investment Worth? A Look At TVM

    Investors are always searching for ways to calculate what an investment is worth. What will the money we invest today be ...
  74. Advisors: Revisit Your Client's Risk Assumptions

    Financial advisors should avoid generalizing a client’s risk tolerance based on their age or other demographics.
  75. Should You Hire an Advisor or DIY Your Savings?

    Investors should consider index funds and robo-advisors before committing to a costly professional money manager.
  76. What an Investment Policy Statement Looks Like

    The anatomy of an Investment Policy Statement.
  77. Risky Business:Trading Inverse ETFs in an IRA

    Since you can't short stocks in an IRA, consider these liquid inverse ETFs instead.
  78. Gauging Entry And Exit Signals With Range Bars

    Wide range price bars often generate important signals that traders can use for timely entry or exit.
  79. How New Traders Can Downplay Costs

    Concentrate on learning to play the game well in your first year as a trader, avoiding high information costs.
  80. Where To Look For Yield In A Low-Yield World

    While U.S. yields are likely to rise by year’s end, last week’s decline in yields is a reminder that we’re in a “low-for-long” ...
  81. How to Invest in Asset Management Firms

    Investing in asset management firms puts your money in the hands of experienced finance pros. Consider these five picks. ...
  82. Financial Planning: Can You Do it Yourself?

    There's no shortage of financial advice out there, but do you have the inclination, time and skills to do it yourself?
  83. Why There's No Such Thing As A Stock 'Free Ride'

    If you're not familiar with freeriding and you're trading stocks, you should be. Although it sometimes happens unintentionally, ...
  84. Buy and Hold: Comfortable, But Mind the Risks

    Don't let the comfort of buying and holding blind you into hurting your portfolio.
  85. How Private Equity Dividends Work

    Everything you didn't know about private equity dividends.
  86. Why These 13 Countries Have No Military

    Can a nation survive without armed forces? Investopedia provides a list of such nations and the reasons why they have no ...
  87. The 15 Fastest-Growing RIAs

    Registered investment advisors are consolidating their business and assets. Here are 15 of the fastest-growing RIAs.
  88. Is Now the Time to Bet on Vacation Spending?

    As Americans embark on summer trips, investors can benefit by adding exposure to the travel and leisure sector.
  89. Watch These Top Wind Power Stocks, ETFs

    Wind power has already grown impressively and its best days are ahead. Here are some stocks and ETFs to consider.
  90. Top 5 Highest-Paying Dividend REITS of 2015

    How should the highest-yielding REITs be approached?
  91. Should You Invest in This Senior Loan ETF?

    The pros and cons of the SPDR Blackstone/GSO Senior Loan ETF.
  92. Are These 2015's 10 Best Generic Pharma Stocks?

    These 10 generic generic pharma stocks present a lot of upside potential for the second half of 2015. Here's why.
  93. Why Do Companies Choose NASDAQ for Their IPO?

    The NYSE is known for its prestige so why do some companies opt to list on the NASDAQ instead?
  94. The Best Bet for Taxes: Traditional or Roth IRAs?

    Choosing a Traditional IRA over a Roth IRA, or vice versa, depends on financial situation and long-term goals, especially ...
  95. How to Profit from the Generic Drug Trend

    Generic drugs are poised to steal market share as patent protections on a number of branded drugs expire. Investors should ...
  96. Why the Government Favors Index Funds

    The DoL’s proposed fiduciary rules appear to favor low-cost index funds that would allow brokers to sidestep many requirements.
  97. Is a Stock's Trade Volume Important?

    Stock volume is easy to calculate but understanding its importance is a little more involved. Take the time because it's ...
  98. Why Zynga's Stock Should Be On Your Radar

    Take a closer look at game developer, Zynga, and the reasons why the company's stock may be attractive to investors at the ...
  99. The Basics Of The New Exchange-Traded Mutual Funds

    We explore how NASDAQ's new product exchange-traded mutual funds work, their benefits, and how they can impact the fund market.
  100. Why To Pay Attention To Today’s Buyback Boom

    There has been a lot of debate recently about whether today’s buyback boom, $133 billion for S&P companies, is good or bad ...
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