Investing Articles

  1. Top Commodities ETFs for Your Retirement Portfolio

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

    Have you heard of giant Chinese telecom maker Huawei? Here's what you need to know.
  3. 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 ...
  4. Should You Buy Marijuana Stock?

    The legalization of marijuana has created a new investment niche: pot stocks.
  5. 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.
  6. Distinguish A Stock Price Correction With A Price Trend

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

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

    Cross-verification identifies the convergence of unrelated technical information at a narrow price level.
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. Too Late To Invest In EM?

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

    Dividend investors are turning to sectors such as health care, technology and financial services where the earnings seem ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. With Rates Low, Where Can Advisors Find Yield?

    There are many different options — both conventional and unconventional — available for financial advisors seeking yield ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. Trend Tips For Every Type Of Trader

    Profitable trading opportunities unfold with specific time requirements.
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. Should You Buy or Sell These Troubled Retailers?

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

    These investments offer risk-averse investors resiliency to bear markets while paying sustainable dividends or interest. ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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.
  29. How To Read Interest Rate Swap Quotes

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

    Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer unofficial currency that operates without government or central bank oversight. Can Bitcoin kill ...
  31. 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.
  32. 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, ...
  33. Should You Sidestep Social Media's Hottest ETF?

    Social media is hot, but it may not be the right time to invest.
  34. 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 ...
  35. Adjusting Price Charts To Secondary Offerings

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

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

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

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

    We examine how the New York Stock Exchange, the leading US stock exchange, makes money.
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. Top Mortgage-Backed Securities ETFs

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

    If you're a young investor, you may want to consider a non-traditional approach to investing.
  44. 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?
  45. How To Calculate Beta Of A Private Company

    We explain two methods for calculating the beta of a private company.
  46. 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 ...
  47. Top Alternatives to Penny Stocks

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

    Japanese stocks are soaring thanks to incredibly aggressive monetary policy. Should you go for the ride?
  49. 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.
  50. 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?
  51. 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?
  52. 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.
  53. Are These the Top 3 Value Stocks of 2015?

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

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

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

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

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

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

    These five investments are on fire and still offer high potential going forward. Here's why.
  60. 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.
  61. 3 Top Pharma Stocks that Pay Regular Dividends

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

    Eyeing alternative energy? Consider these three ETFs to gain exposure.
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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.
  65. 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 ...
  66. Why Working Longer To Save More Is A Bad Strategy

    If your retirement plan mostly consists of working longer to earn and save more money, you might need to rethink that strategy.
  67. 7 Sentences Successful People Never Say

    Success & wealth are not something that can be accomplished overnight. Here, we interviewed more than a thousand millionaires ...
  68. Market Timing Tips & Rules You Should Know

    Market timing rules benefit investments by finding the best prices and times to take exposure and book profits.
  69. When And How To Tackle Earnings Reports

    Trading earnings news for consistent profits requires considerable discipline and patience.
  70. Top 3 High Yield Stocks with Growth Potential

    High yield and growth potential don't often go hand in hand, except when it comes to these three stocks.
  71. How India Makes Money

    India currently has the ninth largest nominal GDP (and third largest in PPP) in the world.
  72. Azim Premji: India's Generous Manufacturing Mogul

    Azim Premji transformed a cooking fat company into a conglomerate that's advanced India's IT sector, but he's also someone ...
  73. Why 2015 Does Not Look Like Y2K

    The technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index hit a new record last week, as a broader rally in stocks helped nudge it past ...
  74. How To Play Potential Market Opportunities In 2Q?

    The first quarter played out as expected, but there were a few surprises, including a strengthening dollar and how far interest ...
  75. What is Warren Buffett's Net Worth In 2015?

    How much is Warren Buffet worth in 2015 and what holdings does he have?
  76. Jumping On Retail With ETFs

    Retail ETFs offer limited trading and investment choices, with two primary funds and a single illiquid leveraged fund.
  77. Value Investing & Short Selling Are Like Oil & Water

    To be a good value investor, you need to find and buy bargain stocks but more importantly, you have to stick to the trade ...
  78. Trading Risks And Rewards In Your Favor

    Measure reward and risk targets before taking a trade, and let those numbers guide your open position.
  79. Due Diligence Tips for Investing in Alternatives

    Alternative investments can provide unique benefits to clients for whom they are suitable. But do your due diligence and ...
  80. Top Foreign Debt ETFs & Funds for Diversification

    Foreign fixed income options for investors seeking capital preservation and diversification
  81. Africa's Rapid Tech Advancement Drawing Investors

    The rapid adoption of technology, and the proliferation of startups, in Africa have created excellent investment opportunities.
  82. Take Note Of Key Trends That Are Gaining Momentum

    Technology is on the rise and rapidly evolving. Prospective tech investors need to pay attention to trends and which sectors ...
  83. How to Invest in the Shanghai Composite Index

    If you want access to China's A-Share market, this is how to do it.
  84. How To Read A T-Bill Quote

    If you want buy and sell US Treasury bills, you need to learn to read the quotes.
  85. Know Key Financial Data Before Betting On Airlines

    The airline industry is highly cyclical. Investors need to understand where the industry is in the cycle in order to assign ...
  86. Investment Banks: Not a Good Bet Right Now?

    Investment banks might appear safe to investors at the moment, but they're probably more dangerous than advertised.
  87. Top 4 High-Yielding Preferred Stock ETFs

    ETFs offer diversification, a clear advantage. Preferred stock ETFs offer even more.
  88. Target Date Funds: More Popular, Cheaper Than Ever

    How target date funds can help investors weather volatility when it comes to saving for retirement.
  89. Do Energy Sector CAPEX Cuts Equal Opportunity?

    Pessimism in the oil patch has reached new levels. Does this mean the sector could be the ultimate value investing buy?
  90. The Story Behind Apple's Success

    The marketing helps, and the media and fan frenzy never hurt; but it is the quality of the products that drive Apple's success. ...
  91. How China Makes Money

    China has the first or second largest GDP in the world but is not nearly as developed as others in the top 10.
  92. Top 4 Ways to Invest Tax Free

    When you're ready to invest, start by looking at these 4 tax-advantaged ways to build your portfolio and your future.
  93. SEC-Regulated Options Brokers

    Investopedia provides a List Of SEC-Regulated Options Brokers
  94. Best Ways To Protect Your Bitcoins

    Just like any other valuable asset, its important to keep your bitcoins safe. Here are few ways to protect bitcoins from ...
  95. Writing Covered Calls On Dividend Stocks

    Writing covered calls on stocks that pay above-average dividends is a strategy that can be used to boost returns on a portfolio, ...
  96. Top Tools Every Financial Advisor Needs

    Becoming a financial advisor requires more education and hard work than is often assumed, but today's technology can relieve ...
  97. Is it Time to Buy Floating Rate Bonds?

    The Fed’s awaited interest rate hike could finally be at hand. Are floating rate bonds the way to go?
  98. Top Bachelor Degree For A Hedgefund Career

    From economics to statistic analysis, certain bachelor's degrees make graduates more qualified for landing highly sought ...
  99. Why International Diversification Matters Today

    Given the breadth and diversity of the U.S. economy and market, many U.S. investors feel comfortable keeping their money ...
  100. Will The US Economy Rebound In The 2nd Quarter?

    Most investors know that U.S. 1st quarter growth numbers aren’t pretty. Economic statistics have been missing expectations ...
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