Investing Articles

  1. Picking Top-Quality Hedge Funds

    Narrowing down your choices is the first step to finding a winning fund.
  2. Fee-Based Research: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

    Providing information on stocks that would otherwise not be available, fee-based research plays an important but complicated role in the market.
  3. Volatility's Impact On Market Returns

    Find out how to adjust your portfolio when the market fluctuates to increase your potential return.
  4. Are Mutual Funds A Relic?

    We list some options other than mutual funds for your retirement plan.
  5. Get A Tax Credit For Your Foreign Investments

    The foreign tax credit provides a break on investment income made and taxed in a foreign country.
  6. 4 Ways Bonds Can Fit Into Your Portfolio

    If you're looking to have some bonds in your portfolio for 2012, we tell you what to look for.
  7. Dodd-Frank's Consequences

    We look at the true fallout of the Dodd-Frank Regulatory Reform Bill.
  8. The Evolution Of The Gaming Market

    The gaming market has a rich history in America, from lotteries in colonial settlements and card games in old west saloons to today's multibillion-dollar casino industry.
  9. The Basics Of REIT Taxation

    The unique tax advantages offered by these investments can translate into superior yields.
  10. Evaluating The Facebook IPO

    Facebook's IPO is sure to be the biggest IPO of the year. Find out what to expect.
  11. Can You Count On Goodwill?

    Carefully examine goodwill and its sources before considering the value of your investment.
  12. Actively Managed ETFs: The New Mutual Funds?

    Actively managed ETFs offer increased earnings, but are the cons worth the potential payoff?
  13. The Pros And Cons Of Sports Investing

    Consider these advantages and disadvantages before investing in businesses related to your favorite teams.
  14. Mutual Funds Vs. ETFs: A Comparison

    Comparing the structure of mutual funds and ETFs can help you decide which is right for your portfolio.
  15. When To Trust Bond Rating Agencies

    Despite investor distrust, rating agencies can be helpful. Just be sure you use these ratings as a starting point.
  16. The Key To High Returns Is A Disciplined Strategy

    Learn about different investment strategies and how to pick the right one for you.
  17. Trading The MACD Divergence

    Currency traders can use this method to avoid stop-order triggers before the real reversal.
  18. How Nonprofits And Commercial Groups Can Help The Economy

    As the White House Summer Jobs Initiative takes effect, we look at the benefits of collaboration between for and nonprofit ventures.
  19. An Introduction To The PIIGS

    Learn which countries are included in the PIIGS and why they are grouped together.
  20. An Introduction To Consensus Indicators

    Learn how the herd is almost always wrong, or at least late in jumping on the bandwagon.
  21. Financial Advice With Zero Return

    Discover how a recent study indicates that many advisors do not increase investment returns.
  22. Understanding The Ticker Tape

    We explain the meaning and use of that reel of symbols whizzing across your TV or computer screen.
  23. Analyzing Mutual Fund Risk

    Find out whether a fund's performance is a result of the manager's abilities, or just a fluke.
  24. The History Of The Modern Portfolio

    Learn how the writings of John Burr Williams and Harry Markowitz led to the creation of the investment portfolio.
  25. Bearer Bonds: From Popular To Prohibited

    These coupon bonds are transferable, negotiable and anonymous - so why aren't they sold in the U.S.?
  26. Portfolio Management Tips For Young Investors

    Discover how to start building a portfolio and how to manage it for the best results.
  27. Tax Tips For The Individual Investor

    We give you seven guidelines to help you keep more of your money in your pocket.
  28. Bond ETFs: A Viable Alternative

    Discover the advantages of a security that tracks bond index funds, but trades like a stock.
  29. How To Maximize Returns By Choosing The Self-Directed Option

    Make sure your 401(k) plan has the self-directed option to ensure that your retirement is as comfortable as possible.
  30. Currency All-Time Highs And Lows

    These four major currencies have seen some wild swings in the floating market since 1990.
  31. The "Turn To The Carry" Trade

    This variation on the turn to trend setup can help longer term traders make more potent trades.
  32. Introduction To The CAIA Designation

    Are you preparing for a CAIA designation? Don't worry, we'll give you a bit of insight.
  33. Identifying Market Trends

    The success or failure of your long- and short-term investing depends on recognizing the direction of the market.
  34. Tips For When To Buy, Sell Or Hold

    Knowing how to make sound snap decisions is a must for any broker.
  35. The Changing Role Of Equity Research

    Research creates a division of labor that makes the market more efficient. Learn how its role has changed.
  36. How Mutual Funds Differ Around The World

    Learn which country has the strictest rules on mutual fund construction and why.
  37. Are $1 Coins A Better Option Than $1 Bills?

    We look at how much the government could save if it took $1 bills out of circulation.
  38. 3 Types Of REITs For Your Portfolio

    Learn the key features of three subcategories of equity REITs: industrial, multifamily and hotel REITs.
  39. How Does The Strait Of Hormuz Affect My Gas Prices?

    We look at where the Strait of Hormuz is and what it has to do with oil prices.
  40. Banks And Real Estate In 2012

    Discover if banks and real estate will pay investors back for their pain this year.
  41. An Economic Outlook For 2012

    Here's what economic forecasters are predicting for 2012.
  42. A History Of Wall Street Profitability

    Learn about the performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Averages (DJIA) through the decades.
  43. Encumbrances And Nonpossessory Interests In Real Property

    Learn about nonpossessory interests and the various forms of encumbrances.
  44. How To Be A Stock Trader In 2012

    If you're planning to enter the markets as a new trader this year, here are a few tips to consider.
  45. A Brief History Of Exchange-Traded Funds

    Learn how ETFs have become the most popular investment vehicle in less than 20 years.
  46. Using Trading Indicators Effectively

    Select multiple indicators, avoid information overload and optimize indicators to effectively use technical analysis tools.
  47. Steve Jobs And The Apple Story

    Discover the lessons you can learn from Steve Jobs, with a brief history of Apple.
  48. Avoid Tricky Tax Issues On Municipal Bonds

    Learn the rules every investor should know before buying into this "tax-free" investment.
  49. An Evaluation Of Emerging Markets

    Get the full story on this asset class before you write it off as too risky.
  50. How To Get A Credit Card Despite Bad Credit

    Prepaid credit cards and secured credit cards are both excellent options for getting a credit card despite having a poor credit rating.
  51. A Natural Gas Primer

    Learn why natural gas is playing a larger role in the energy industry.
  52. Taking A Look Behind Hedge Funds

    Hedge funds can draw returns well above the market average even in a weak economy. Learn about the risks.
  53. Possible Effects Of An Iran Embargo

    Because of Europe's dependence on Middle East oil, an embargo is likely to not lead to any changes.
  54. 5 Dumb Things Investors Do With Their Money

    With a long-term perspective, investors can make many wise investment choices and avoid these dumb decisions.
  55. Use Real Estate To Put Off Tax Bills

    Find out how you can build wealth and reduce your taxes.
  56. 5 Questions To Ask When You're In A Trading Rut

    If you're in a trading rut, ask yourself these five questions to help turn the corner.
  57. 3 Ways To Value Real Estate Investments

    Investing in income-generating real estate involves market data and a degree of subjectivity.
  58. 5 Eurozone Acronyms Explained

    Confused by all of the new acronyms used by the media to describe the European debt crisis? We can help.
  59. Uncovering The Securities Firm

    Learn about the various departments of a securities firm and the professionals who make it work.
  60. How The U.S. Government Formulates Monetary Policy

    Learn about the tools the Fed uses to influence interest rates and general economic conditions.
  61. The Basics Of Business Forecasting

    Discover the methods behind financial forecasts and the risks inherent when we seek to predict the future.
  62. An Introduction To Exchange-Traded Grantor Trusts

    These funds offer a very hands-off experience for the low-involvement investor.
  63. How To Build Your Own Mutual Fund

    Creating your own mutual fund can save you the fees that cut into your profits. Find out how.
  64. What Is An ETF?: An Infographic

    Sometimes words just aren't enough. Learn about ETFs with this easy-to-understand infographic.
  65. How The Wealthy Slash Their Income Tax Bills

    Many of these tax-minimization strategies can be used by anyone. Find out how you can pay taxes like a millionaire.
  66. A Look At The Eurozone In 2012

    As the sovereign debt problems of Europe stretch on into another year, will they ever go away?
  67. 6 Currencies With A Bright Future

    Have a rewarding new year by investing in these currencies.
  68. How Taxes Affect The Economy

    Learn how tax changes have historically affected the economy over the past three decades.
  69. Rational Ignorance And Your Money

    It's impossible to know everything about the markets. Find out how ignorance affects your investments.
  70. Financial Wisdom From Three Wise Men

    Learn nine simple rules to success from the talented Buffett, Gartman and Pearson.
  71. Capitalizing On Seasonal Effects

    We show you how to take advantage of periodic trends in the equity markets.
  72. Choosing A Financial Advisor: Suitability Vs. Fiduciary Standards

    Discover the differences between the Suitability and Fiduciary Standards when hiring a financial advisor.
  73. What's Next For Netflix?

    Net streaming is new, unmarked territory where rules are still being made. Netflix' future could be bright.
  74. The Pros And Cons Of Buying Distressed Property

    Real estate bargains abound, but is buying a distressed property more trouble than it's worth?
  75. Should You Cut Financials Out Of Your Portfolio?

    Financials have been underperforming the rest of the market. Find out if it's time to dump them.
  76. 10 Traits Of A Successful Options Trader

    If you want to take advantage of the versatility of options, you'll need to adopt these smart investing habits.
  77. The Pitfalls Of Borrowing From Your 401(k)

    The whole point of a 401(k) is to allow you to save enough for retirement. Here are some reasons why withdrawing funds early is a bad idea.
  78. FHA Money Trouble Causes Concern For Homebuyers

    The FHA says it's operating in the black, but reports say otherwise. If it goes bankrupt, what will the repercussions be?
  79. Using Volume Rate Of Change To Confirm Trends

    Wise traders rely on indicators that show a trend in volume, because without supportive volume, a price movement has no conviction.
  80. Great Stocking Stuffer Stocks

    Looking for something to stuff those stockings with? We've got a few stock suggestions for you.
  81. Kim Jong Il's Death And The Markets

    The sudden change in leadership in North Korea brings even more uncertainty to the markets.
  82. 5 Rules For Picking Great Day Trade Entries

    The following five rules will help traders find high profit potential, low risk, intra-day trades.
  83. Major Blunders In Portfolio Construction

    Do you have the best mix of investments? Find out how to make sure.
  84. Viewing The Market As Organized Chaos

    Find out how a cat and a ladybug prove markets are both random and efficient.
  85. Real Estate Deal-Breakers That Shouldn't Be

    Some things can get in the way of owning your dream home, but they don't have to.
  86. Pros And Cons Of U.S. Exchange Traded Funds

    Thinking about getting into ETFs? We tell you what to watch out for, what benefits there are and the different types of ETFs.
  87. Continuation Patterns: In-Depth Look At Triangles

    We take a closer look at ascending and descending triangles to help traders predict the ultimate breakout direction.
  88. Put-Call Parity And Arbitrage Opportunity

    Look at trades that are profitable when the value of corresponding puts and calls diverge.
  89. Continuation Patterns: Introduction To Triangles

    The three types of triangle continuation patterns look different, yet provide similar information. Find out how.
  90. How Did Italy Get To This Point?

    Italy is in the spotlight amid the eurozone crisis. Discover why and if the problems can be fixed.
  91. The Worst Bets You Can Make At The Casino

    We break down the odds associated with casino games. Which game do you think offers the best chance at winning?
  92. Introducing Warren Buffett's Successor

    Warren Buffett has named his son, Howard, as his successor. Find out who he is and if he's a good fit.
  93. 5 Last-Minute Ways To Maximize Your Tax Deductions

    With tax season right around the corner, here are some ways to increase your tax deductions.
  94. Human Capital: The Most Overlooked Asset Class

    The skills and knowledge that allow you to make money are your best asset. Remember to invest in yourself!
  95. Getting Into International Investing

    Diversifying can mean not only investing in various asset classes but also venturing beyond domestic exchanges.
  96. The Bond Market: A Look Back

    Find out how fixed-income investments evolved in the past century and what it means today.
  97. ETFs: How Did We Live Without Them?

    These funds burst onto the scene in 1993 and have continued to provide new opportunities for investors since.
  98. Does Tax Loss Harvesting Really Work?

    This is a regular December tradition for investors, but it may not actually provide any benefit.
  99. 5 Other Countries Affected By A Troubled Europe

    These countries have significant trading relationships with European countries, and could feel the brunt of a euro collapse.
  100. What Investors Can Learn From M&A Payment Methods

    How a company pays in a merger or acquisition can reveal a lot about the buyer and seller. We tell you what to look for.
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