Investing Articles

  1. 5 Most Expensive Diamonds Ever Auctioned

    The Sun Drop Diamond was auctioned on November 15 for $10.9 million. How does that compare to other expensive diamonds that have been sold?
  2. All I Want For Christmas Are These ETFs

    Back in the day, parents or grandparents used to buy children savings bonds. Today, it may be shares in an ETF.
  3. Best Sports Bets Of The Year

    If you had bet on these longshots this year, you would have taken home a lot of winnings.
  4. Technical Analysis Works In Forex Markets

    Technical analysis is a hotly debated topic. Discover evidence showing that it works in forex markets.
  5. 6 Dangerous Moves For First-Time Investors

    It's easy for people to invest nowadays, but there are risks. These mistakes could take you out of the market when you've just gotten in.
  6. Strategies For Making Sense Of The 2012 Forecasts

    Many investors are tempted to change their portfolio options when the 2012 predictions come out. Should you do the same?
  7. What The Failure Of The Super Committee Means

    The legislators appointed to start resolving the budget deficit have admitted defeat.
  8. How To Lie With Financial Statistics

    Can you really trust what the financial services industry puts out? We tell about some tricks that hide the truth.
  9. Beware Of Wall Street's Three Big Lies

    Don't get swindled into buying snake oil from Wall Street. Find out three lies that can lead to losing investments.
  10. Easy-To-Understand ETFs

    Investing doesn't have to be difficult. These popular ETFs make it easy to invest.
  11. Confirming Price Movements With Volume Oscillators

    Use this indicator to validate a change in price direction and moving averages.
  12. Key Players In Mergers And Acquisitions

    Strategic acquisition is becoming a part of doing business. Discover the different types of investor groups involved.
  13. Ultra ETFs: The Ultimate Addition To Your Portfolio?

    Ultra ETFs can add huge returns to your portfolio, but there's a lot of risk and volatility involved with these leveraged ETFs.
  14. Continuation Patterns: An Introduction

    Those random movements in the charts actually form patterns. Learn the basics of what these patterns are.
  15. 4 Types Of Money Market Yields

    We give you four equations to help figure out the yields on your investments.
  16. ETFs For The Buy And Hold Investor

    ETFs are an investment product of choice. Learn how the buy-and-hold investor can profit from them.
  17. Valuation Of A Preferred Stock

    Determining the value of a preferred stock is important for your portfolio. Learn how it's done.
  18. 3 Types Of Indexing For ETF Success

    ETF success relies on the index with which it's paired. Discover three index genres for tracking average market performance.
  19. An Introduction To The Options Industry Council

    The Options Industry Council is an educational organization for options traders. We introduce you to the Council and the online tools available.
  20. Naive Diversification Vs. Optimization

    Informed, logical diversification is just as effective as optimizing models. Find out why.
  21. An Introduction To Complementary Currencies

    There are alternatives to national currencies. Discover complementary currencies and how they work.
  22. 3 Reasons For Job Seekers To Stay Positive During A Recession

    Don't be fooled by the doom-and-gloom headlines - a recession can actually have benefits for some companies and job seekers.
  23. The Importance Of Diversification

    Without this risk-reduction technique, your chance of loss will be unnecessarily high.
  24. 4 Misconceptions About Free Markets

    These fallacies have hounded free market economists since the days of Adam Smith.
  25. The Role Of Rebalancing

    A disciplined rebalancing practice can add a lot of value to a long-term strategic asset allocation program.
  26. A Guide To ETF Liquidation

    There are a lot of ETF options, but not all have staying power. Learn what happens when an ETF fails.
  27. 5 Reasons The U.S. May See Another Debt Downgrade

    Bank of America says a downgrade could take place before the end of the year. Find out why.
  28. Peter Lynch On Playing The Market

    Everyone can appreciate great advice from a professional. Read on to benefit from the vast experience of Peter Lynch.
  29. 4 Ways To Predict Market Performance

    There is academic evidence supporting different market views. Learn how and why the market can be predicted.
  30. Accumulative Swing Index And The McClellan Oscillator

    These indicators serve as confirmation for those of us who need to double check our findings on a regular basis.
  31. 4 Steps To Picking A Stock

    Narrow down the universe of stocks to find the ones that best suit your needs.
  32. An Introduction To The Indian Stock Market

    Emerging markets like India are fast becoming engines for future growth. Find out how to get in on the ground floor.
  33. Alternative Assets For Average Investors

    These investments can add a new level of diversification to your portfolio.
  34. Determining Market Direction With VIX

    The CBOE's volatility index is a helpful market indicator. Learn how it can gauge the mood of the stock market.
  35. Diversifying A Concentrated Stock Position

    Having stocks in one area exposes an investor to risk. We tell you four ways to minimize it.
  36. How To Profit From Interventions In The Forex Market

    The forex market can be extremely profitable. Learn how to spot an intervention and trade when it's occurring.
  37. 3 Ways To Increase Your Investment Performance

    Savvy investors deploy each of their dollars to work in more than one way. Find out how to multitask your money.
  38. How Much Has The Taxpayer Recouped From TARP?

    There is a lot of talk about "the bailout," but has this bailout of banks and the auto industry actually turned into a profitable investment?
  39. How Has The Stock Market Changed?

    The past 10 years has seen increased volatility, heralded by the growth of technology.
  40. 5 Doom And Gloom Wall Street Prophets

    Many market commentators have risen to prominence on the back of dire warnings. How do their predictions stack up?
  41. How To Pump Up Your Portfolio With ETFs

    These funds trade like stocks, provide diversification, reduce risk and increase returns.
  42. 5 Commodities To Watch

    These may be some of the best bets in commodities for the near future. Corn, cattle, oil, sugar and gold are in demand because of numerous factors.
  43. Understanding Stocks, Mutual Funds And ETFs

    Three common products, mutual funds, exchange traded funds and equities are similar but function very differently in a portfolio.
  44. How PIIGS Defaults Could Affect The Markets

    What would a default by Europe's PIIGS do to the European and world financial markets, and how would the eurozone cope?
  45. Qualitative Analysis: What Makes A Company Great?

    To understand the qualities that make for a great company, investors must dig deep into "soft" metrics.
  46. The 4 Ways To Buy And Sell Securities

    Know the four main avenues of buying and selling investment instruments.
  47. The Financial Characteristics Of A Successful Company

    There are many factors that contribute to a profitable business. Find out what they are here.
  48. Evaluating Pharmaceutical Companies

    Learn how to find a healthy pharmaceutical investment in a market full of weak drugs.
  49. What To Expect From The Groupon IPO

    The Groupon IPO is scheduled to enter the secondary markets on Nov. 4. Should you buy in to the hype?
  50. How To Calculate ROI For Real Estate Investments

    Calculating return on real estate investments can be difficult. We help you figure it out.
  51. 9 Misconceptions About Managed Futures

    Managed futures are not all they're worked up to be. Learn why they are not a good option for investors.
  52. 5 Tips To Avoid Investment Fraud

    Investor fraud is an unfortunate reality of the industry. Learn how to minimize the risks with these tips.
  53. Investing In Credit Card Companies

    This investment requires keeping an eye on consumer indexes and the overall health of the economy.
  54. 4 Factors That Shape Market Trends

    Trends allow traders and investors to capture profits. Find out what's behind them.
  55. The Dangers Of Deleveraging

    Paying down debt should get governments out of the hole, however it's not very good for economies.
  56. Interpreting Your Broker's Reports

    Broker's reports can be confusing, but they don't have to be. Find out what information you need from your broker.
  57. 10 Risks That Every Stock Faces

    As an investor, the best thing you can do is to know the risks before you buy in. Find out about 10 common stock risks you should look out for.
  58. Countries With The Highest And Lowest Taxes

    If you think your taxes are high, you may be surprised. Discover the countries with the highest and lowest taxes.
  59. Valuing Small-Cap Stocks

    When done right, small-cap investing can improve the performance of your portfolio without adding a great degree of risk.
  60. How To Pick The Best ETF

    Of the hundreds of exchange-traded funds on the market, some are bound to fail. Learn how to pick the best of the bunch.
  61. Getting Into The Gold Market

    Add some sparkle to your portfolio by getting in on this classic commodity.
  62. 10 Most Indebted Nations

    There are many different ways to measure debt. See how the top 10 indebted nations change, depending on how you look at it.
  63. 4 Other Wall Street Protests You've Never Heard Of

    We look at some past Wall Street protests and explain why Occupy Wall Street is quite different.
  64. Warning Signs Of A Company In Trouble

    Don't let your clients go down with ship! Learn how to escape sinking with these tips.
  65. The Evolution Of Banking

    Banks are a part of ancient history. Find out how this system of money management developed into what we know today.
  66. How To Fight The Resource Curse

    Countries focusing on commodity exports face a potentially crippling problem. Find out how to prevent Dutch disease.
  67. Valuing Large-Cap Stocks

    Investors seeking to preserve capital in volatile markets might want to consider large-cap stocks.
  68. Why Bad Bonds Get Good Ratings

    Credit ratings are not the only tool to rely on when assessing bonds. Find out why they sometimes fall short.
  69. The Psychology Of Support And Resistance Zones

    Emotion drives the market more than you might realize. Find out how psychology affects support and resistance zones.
  70. Standard Of Living Vs. Quality Of Life

    What is the difference between a standard of living and quality of life? Find out in this breakdown.
  71. Understanding Forex Rollover Credits And Debits

    Forex trades are subject to receiving interest or being debited interest if positions are held overnight.
  72. How Can Emerging Markets Avoid The Middle-Income Trap?

    Emerging markets all reach a point when rapid growth stops. We look at ways to avoid this and move to the next level.
  73. Interpreting Support And Resistance Zones

    Use of support and resistance zones can be a key to successful trades. Learn how they work and how to use them.
  74. Why Is The Euro Falling?

    We look at the reasoning behind the selling pressure on the euro, and see how this can impact the average consumer.
  75. The 5 Best Performing Gold ETFs

    Gold ETFs are at bargain prices. Here are the five best performers to add to your portfolio.
  76. 5 ETFs Destined For The Graveyard

    The investing public doesn't like these five ETFs, and it looks like the current costs of running the funds might put them six feet under.
  77. 3 Steps To A Profitable ETF Portfolio

    Achieve your investing goals with this simple process.
  78. Introduction To Mirrored Investment Services

    Mirrored investments services are a beneficial alternative to traditional mutual funds. Discover how they work and how they can be used to your advantage.
  79. Top 10 Asian Cities For Real Estate Investment

    Emerging Asian markets are on a building tear. Countries in the region have focused on providing the housing, infrastructure and commercial buildings needed for the millions of new urbanites that flock to the cities from the countryside each year.
  80. An Introduction To Behavioral Finance

    Curious about how emotions and biases affect the market? Find some useful insight here.
  81. Curbing The Effects Of Inflation

    Your investments suffer when general price levels rise. Learn how you can control the damage with IPSs.
  82. The Benefits Of ETF Investing

    Exchange-traded funds provide unique opportunities for investors. Find out how.
  83. The Utility Of Trendlines

    Trendlines give an investor a good idea of the direction an investment might move in. Discover how to make them work for your portfolio.
  84. When You Should Break Your Personal Finance Rules

    You've heard all the tried and true investment tricks, but do they really apply to you? Here are four rules that you may be better off breaking.
  85. Top 5 Reasons To Keep Leveraged ETFs To The Pros

    Leveraged ETFs can result in large gains, but also huge losses. Is it worth your time and money to look into them?
  86. 5 Reasons Why ETFs Work For Young Investors

    ETFs contain all of the characteristics that make them the perfect investment opportunity for young investors.
  87. 4 Difficult Places For Foreigners To Buy Real Estate

    Buying property in the U.S. can be a difficult process. Buying internationally can be even worse, especially in these four countries.
  88. The Scariest Days On Wall Street

    Wall Street has had no shortage of breathtaking drops and gut-clenching routs. Here's a look at some of the worst crashes, routs and days of infamy.
  89. Key Reasons To Invest In Real Estate

    There has been a lot of negativity over the real estate sector since 2008. Here are the reasons why you should be investing in it.
  90. Is The Lottery Ever Worth Your Money?

    With the odds stacked against you, you have to wonder whether there are any benefits to playing the lottery.
  91. Top 5 Stocks Back From The Dead

    These five firms were nearly ruined by challenges, but they made impressive comebacks.
  92. Understanding The Income Statement

    Learn how to use revenue and expenses, among other factors, to break down and analyze a company.
  93. 10 Tips To Clear Your Portfolio's Dead Weight

    Clear the dead weight from your office, your portfolio and your mind to make room for profits.
  94. The 5 Types Of Earnings Per Share

    A look at the five varieties of EPS and what each represents can help an investor determine whether a company is a good value, or not.
  95. The 7 Pitfalls Of Moving Averages

    While moving averages can be a valuable tool, they are not without risk. Discover the pitalls and how to avoid them.
  96. Evaluating A Company's Management

    Financial statements don't tell you everything about a company's health. Investigate the management behind the numbers!
  97. Tips For Handling Sudden Wealth

    With sudden wealth comes increased responsibility. Read this advice so you don't become a riches-to-rags story.
  98. Top 6 Tips For Turning Your Home Into A Rental Property

    Learn what you need to do to turn your property into a rental property.
  99. Top 5 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Problem Renters

    Renting seems like the perfect way to mitigate the costs of an extra home that won’t sell; the intended course of action when a property was purchased for an unbelievable price, or many of the other reasons that people become landlords. Although it seems like a fail-proof plan on the surface, becoming a landlord can be a financially and mentally rewarding experience, or it could be the source of a large-scale loss of time and money.
  100. 3 Worst Rogue Traders In History

    A look at the worst rogue traders in banking history and what their unauthorized trading really cost the banks.
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