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  1. Invest in Cancer Research with These 3 Stocks

    These cancer research stocks offer both a high ceiling and the potential to save lives.
  2. How To Short The U.S. Bond Market

    The U.S. bond market has enjoyed a strong bull run over the past few years as the Federal Reserve has lowered interest rates ...
  3. TradeKing Vs. TradeStation: Which Meets Your Needs?

    Each of these two online brokerage firms offers a package of benefits, features and services that meets a distinct type of ...
  4. 8 Fascinating Traits Billionaires Have In Common

    A top-notch education isn't enough to strike it rich. Nothing compares to learning the habits of the world's famous entrepreneurs ...
  5. Top Strategies on How to Become a Stock Broker

    Gunning to be a stock broker and want an edge? Here's some veteran advice.
  6. Tips for Assessing a Client's Risk Tolerance

    Determining a client’s risk tolerance is a critical piece of the puzzle in designing and appropriate asset allocation.
  7. Should Investors Get Into Oil Now?

    Oil has enjoyed a steady climb after a violent plunge. Where is it going next, and how can investors profit?
  8. Why Some Investors Are Tilting Toward TIPS

    Last month’s five-year TIPS auction drew nearly $48 billion in interest, a sign of recent renewed demand for this inflation ...
  9. The Big Chill: What’s Wrong With The U.S. Consumer

    Based on the most recent April data, investors may, once again, be disappointed when the second-quarter gross domestic product ...
  10. What More Volatility Means For Momentum Stocks

    One byproduct of the recent tick higher in bond yields: a meaningful rise in volatility for both stocks and bonds.
  11. How To Implement A Smart Beta Investing Strategy

    Smart beta investing is the notion of re-writing investment rules to improve investment outcomes by targeting exposures to ...
  12. Tips for Boosting Your Retirement Income

    Here are some best practices on how to generate as much retirement income as possible.
  13. The EMAG Emerging Mkts Bond ETF: Worth the Risk?

    The Market Vectors Emerging Markets Aggregate Bond ETF (EMAG) might offer long-term rewards, but is now the best time to ...
  14. 5 Dividend ETFs with Growth Potential

    A quick look at a few ETFs with substantial growth potential.
  15. How To Invest In Internet-Connected Cars

    Companies are combining automotive technology with phones, watches, and computers to create a new, profitable industry.
  16. The Risks Of Trading Low-Volume Stocks

    Low volume stocks may be susceptible to price manipulation and liquidity problems. Beware of these and other risks before ...
  17. The Rewards Of Trading Stocks With Low Volume

    Trading in stocks which have low volume is risky, but it does offer a lot of high return potential. Investopedia explains ...
  18. How & Why Interest Rates Affect Options

    The Fed is expected to change interest rates soon. We explain how a change in interest rates impacts option valuations.
  19. 10 Steps To Becoming A Day Trader

    Want to be the master of your career by becoming a full-time day trader? Follow these 10 steps to be a successful trader.
  20. Top Skills Hedge Funds Look For In Job Candidates

    Lucrative salary, high perks, and best quantitative brains at work. What are the top skills a candidate needs to get a job ...
  21. How To Value Airline Stocks

    We explain what drives the stocks of airline companies and how best to assess their values.
  22. Micro-Patterns: Looking At The Smaller Picture

    Micro-patterns within trading ranges reveal hidden characteristics of the bull-bear struggle.
  23. The Pros & Cons Of A Strong Dollar

    As the U.S. economy has emerged from the Great Recession, the strength of the U.S. dollar has also improved.
  24. Reading And Adapting To Market Performance

    Performance that aligns with broad market direction exposes a major strategic weakness.
  25. What To Do With Stocks That Hit All-Time Highs

    Apply this specialized set of risk management and technical rules when your positions are trading at new highs.
  26. Understanding The Price Vs. Time Equation

    Price and time generate vastly different reward: risk profiles.
  27. Using Excel PV Function to compute Bonds PV

    To determine the value of a bond today - for a fixed principal (par value) to be repaid in the future at any predetermined ...
  28. How Microsoft & Apple's Balance Sheets Compare

    Looking at two iconic companies, Microsoft and Apple, whose balance is sheet is stronger and where?
  29. Top 6 Money Management Apps For 2015

    Spenders who should be keeping better track of their cash flow will benefit the most from these money management apps.
  30. What New Grads Need To Do On Their First Job

    It's never too early to start saving aside something for retirement. But what purpose could a retirement account serve when ...
  31. Steps to Starting Up an Independent Broker Dealer

    Launching your own broker-dealer is a lot of work, but the potential payoff is great, both personally and financially.
  32. Why Hedge Fund Managers Make Good Advisory Clients

    Super-busy hedge fund managers should be viewed as an opportunity for sophisticated financial advisors who can step in and ...
  33. Small-Cap Biotech Stocks to Watch

    Home runs in the small cap biotechnology market are hard to come by. Here are some names to watch.
  34. A Look at How the Ultra-Wealthy Invest

    Ultra-wealthy investors are cautious this year as they approach the markets. Many target mutual funds and stocks, but most ...
  35. Key Financial Ratios for Pharma Stock Investing

    Analysts simplify the business of investing in pharma by studying key financial ratios and metrics. Know these metrics before ...
  36. Top Commodities ETFs for Your Retirement Portfolio

    There are many commodity-tracking ETFs, but only a few are must-adds to your retirement portfolio.
  37. Can You Invest in China's Huawei?

    Have you heard of giant Chinese telecom maker Huawei? Here's what you need to know.
  38. The Top U.S. Regulated Stock Brokers

    To operate in the United States, stock brokers must comply with SEC regulations that protect investors. Here is a look at ...
  39. Should You Buy Marijuana Stock?

    The legalization of marijuana has created a new investment niche: pot stocks.
  40. Infrastructure Investment & Institutional Reforms

    There has been a lot of buzz in the market lately about the prospect for growth and stability in Latin America.
  41. Distinguish A Stock Price Correction With A Price Trend

    We explain how you can use trend lines to help avoid market corrections.
  42. Is Bitcoin Mining Still Profitable?

    Recent changes in technology and the creation of professional mining centers individual miners are asking themselves, is ...
  43. Coupling Cross-Verification With Trading Tricks

    Cross-verification identifies the convergence of unrelated technical information at a narrow price level.
  44. Market Crisis: Does Diversification Still Work?

    If you still aren’t sold on the benefits of international diversification, you may object that: Diversification didn’t work ...
  45. Would More Government Debt Help The U.S. Economy?

    Many economic policy experts are once again asking: “What, if anything, can be done to accelerate the United States’ persistently ...
  46. Too Late To Invest In EM?

    Investors have flocked to developing markets amid continued low U.S. interest rates & hopes of further economic stimulus ...
  47. Where Dividend Investors Are Seeking Income

    Dividend investors are turning to sectors such as health care, technology and financial services where the earnings seem ...
  48. Portfolio Tips For Pursuing The Outcome You Want

    If you have a portfolio, you probably know why you’re invested. Whether it’s a 401(k) or a brokerage account, your portfolio ...
  49. Japan's Heavy Exposure to Rising Rates

    While Japan has seen falling interest rates for over two decades, quantitative easing could mean this is about change. Just ...
  50. 7 Investing Mistakes Warren Buffett Regrets

    Even the “Oracle of Omaha” has made a few money mistakes investing, from losing billions by passing on stock options to companies ...
  51. With Rates Low, Where Can Advisors Find Yield?

    There are many different options — both conventional and unconventional — available for financial advisors seeking yield ...
  52. A Quick Guide To Healthcare ETFs

    The healthcare industry offers a broad variety of sector ETFs but it’s difficult to avoid exposure to pharmaceuticals and ...
  53. Trend Tips For Every Type Of Trader

    Profitable trading opportunities unfold with specific time requirements.
  54. Will Higher Interest Rates Crush Real Estate?

    The Federal Reserve isn’t likely to raise interest rates until at least September, but real estate investors shouldn’t ignore ...
  55. The Risks & Rewards of Penny Stocks

    Penny stocks can make you a lot of money in a short period of time, but this is a very dangerous game that almost always ...
  56. Should You Buy or Sell These Troubled Retailers?

    Retail is in trouble, but the companies that survive could reward investors down the road.
  57. Feeling Risk-Averse? Consider These Investments

    These investments offer risk-averse investors resiliency to bear markets while paying sustainable dividends or interest. ...
  58. Is it Wise to Diversify with Small-Caps?

    Historically, it's always been a good idea to add small-caps to your portfolio. But doing so right now will require more ...
  59. Top 10 Most Developed Cities in the U.S

    Want to know where to live, work, or play? If so, the following information might be of great value to you.
  60. Investing: How to Make Fast Money in Your 20s

    In your 20s and want to maximize returns on your investments? Here's how. But be careful.
  61. Fundamentals Of How Brazil Makes Its Money

    While it has an abundance of resources, including people, Brazil needs to begin to refocus its management and development ...
  62. Should You Average Down When Trading Stocks?

    Averaging down on a stock can allow you to avoid having to admit you are wrong. On top of this and given enough time, the ...
  63. Why Risk-Free Investments Don't Exist

    We explain the risks inherent with all types of investments and why risk-free investments do not exist.
  64. How To Read Interest Rate Swap Quotes

    Puzzled by interest rate swap quotes terminology? Investopedia explains how to read the interest rate swap quotes
  65. Can Bitcoin Kill Central Banks?

    Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer unofficial currency that operates without government or central bank oversight. Can Bitcoin kill ...
  66. Top 10 Brokerage Firms For Day Trading

    Day traders have different needs from long-term investors. Investopedia rates the top 10 brokerage firms for day traders.
  67. In Your 20s? Reasons To Get A Roth IRA Now

    There are strong reasons to put retirement savings into a Roth IRA now, while time is on your side, your salary hasn't peaked, ...
  68. Should You Sidestep Social Media's Hottest ETF?

    Social media is hot, but it may not be the right time to invest.
  69. How Safe Are Gold And Silver Investments?

    Contrary to both tradition and popular opinion, gold and silver may not be the best hedges against inflation nor the safest ...
  70. Adjusting Price Charts To Secondary Offerings

    Secondary offerings may require rapid readjustment of trading strategies.
  71. New Avenues For Bitcoin Funding Opened Up By SEC

    Could New SEC Regulations Pave the Way for Investing in Bitcoin Startups?
  72. How Nasdaq Makes Money

    NASDAQ provides a marketplace which offers money-making opportunities to investors. Investopedia explains how NASDAQ makes ...
  73. Is Liquidity Improved By High Frequency Trading (HFT)?

    Is the market liquidity provided by high frequency trading a reality or an illusion?
  74. How The NYSE Makes Money

    We examine how the New York Stock Exchange, the leading US stock exchange, makes money.
  75. Interest Rate Arbitrage Strategy: How It Works

    Changes in interest rates can give rise to arbitrage opportunities that, while short-lived, can be very lucrative for traders ...
  76. How Is The GDP Of India Calculated?

    India is a front-runner among developing economies. Investopedia explains how India calculates its GDP, an indicator of economic ...
  77. Top Mortgage-Backed Securities ETFs

    Investing in mortgage-backed securities has many advantages, but studying their history may make you wary.
  78. Young Investors: Should You Care About Dividends?

    If you're a young investor, you may want to consider a non-traditional approach to investing.
  79. Are These Your Best ETF, ETN Bets for 2015?

    These 10 ETFs and ETNs have been on fire, but will investors who don't proceed with caution get burned?
  80. How To Calculate Beta Of A Private Company

    We explain two methods for calculating the beta of a private company.
  81. What Happens When A Stock Broker Goes Bust?

    While there is nothing much that can be done against the market volatility, there is a protection mechanism in place in case ...
  82. Top Alternatives to Penny Stocks

    Have the stomach for high risk? Consider these alternatives to penny stocks.
  83. Best ETFs to Trade the Tokyo Stock Exchange

    Japanese stocks are soaring thanks to incredibly aggressive monetary policy. Should you go for the ride?
  84. Should You Bet on These 5 Inverse Oil ETFs?

    While these oil inverse ETFs can make a lot of fast money, investors need to proceed with caution.
  85. Should Bet on This Top Gaming ETF?

    BJK has been performing well, but is this just a blip in an otherwise bear market for gaming companies?
  86. What Makes Apple Inc. So Valuable?

    Apple is the most valuable company in the world by a landslide. How did it get there and will it stay on top?
  87. Today's Top ETFs: Worth a Bet or Should You Pass?

    ETFs can be profitable and dangerous. Here's a list of today's most popular funds and what you should watch about them.
  88. Are These the Top 3 Value Stocks of 2015?

    A look at three value plays for the long-term investor.
  89. How To Track Upcoming IPOs

    Interested in investing through IPOs? Here is the list of free sources for information on upcoming IPOs.
  90. Leveraged S&P 500 ETFs: Are These the Best?

    A look at the top six S&P 500 leveraged ETFs.
  91. Penny Stocks that Had Potential But Failed

    Welcome to the wild world of penny stocks. Here's what to expect.
  92. Are These 3 Agricultural ETFs, ETNs a Good Bet?

    Three top tier agriculture ETFs and ETNs to consider when the time is right.
  93. Occidental Petroleum: No Gas Stations, No Problem

    An in depth look at influential oil and gas company Occidental Petroleum.
  94. These Investments Have Soared in 2015

    These five investments are on fire and still offer high potential going forward. Here's why.
  95. Is the DSUM Yuan Fixed Income ETF a Good Bet?

    An an depth look at PowerShares Chinese Yuan Dim Sum Bond ETF and its risks.
  96. 3 Top Pharma Stocks that Pay Regular Dividends

    The low down on three big name, dividend-paying pharma stocks.
  97. Are These 3 Alternative Energy ETFs Good Bets?

    Eyeing alternative energy? Consider these three ETFs to gain exposure.
  98. Free Cash Flow vs EBITDA: Which Should You Analyze?

    FCF and EBITDA are two ways of looking at the earnings of a business. EBITDA might be better for comparison purposes, while ...
  99. The Risks Of Writing Covered Calls

    While writing a covered call option is less risky than writing a naked call option, the strategy is not entirely riskfree.
  100. Key Financial Ratios For The Retail Industry

    The retail industry is measured on sales growth in existing store, forecasted based on foot traffic and ticket data, and ...
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