Investing Articles

  1. Top 4 Things To Know About The Last Double-Dip Recession

    The financial media and investors are haunted with the prospect of a double-dip recession. We look to the past to see if a double-dip recession is in our future.
  2. Top Ways To Profit From Storage Auctions

    Here are some extremely valuable tips to help you become an expert at finding deals at storage auctions.
  3. Could Higher Correlations Wreck Your Diversification Strategy?

    Rising asset correlations could make your portfolio riskier than you think.
  4. The 4 Basic Elements Of Stock Value

    Investors use these four measures to determine a stock's worth. Find out how to use them.
  5. What Causes Bubbles?

    A look at how asset bubbles are formed according to different schools of thought.
  6. Top 5 Low-Risk Investments To Close Out 2011

    Negative sentiment on global economic growth prospects has actually pushed many asset classes into appealing territory.
  7. 4 Biases That Can Make You A Bad Investor

    Find out how to spot these four biases, and start making more logical investing decisions.
  8. Top 6 Uses For Bonds

    We break down the stodgy stereotype to see what these investments can do for you.
  9. Top 4 Portfolio Management Tips For Retirees

    Your investment choices need to change with your lifestyle, and this includes retirement.
  10. Why Today's "Recession" Tops The Great Depression

    The financial, labor and economic statistics show the current recession is worse than most people think.
  11. 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Sovereign Debt Defaults

    Sovereign debt defaults are scary, but should they be? They are actually more common than you think.
  12. Portfolio Mismanagement: 7 Common Stock Errors

    Don't lose your shirt over these seven simple - and preventable - investment follies.
  13. Should You Invest In Emerging Markets?

    Emerging markets are risky, but the rewards they can create make them a worthy addition to any portfolio.
  14. The History Of Greek Sovereign Debt Defaults

    This isn't the first time Greece has been in financial trouble. Here's a brief history of the country's money woes.
  15. How To Be Smarter Than Your Financial Advisor

    Many investors are intimidated by the financial services industry, but just a little work can make a major difference.
  16. Why Britain Withdrew From The ERM

    Britain may have dodged a bullet, but it certainly was not an innocent bystander and still managed to become collateral damage.
  17. The Market And Presidential Promises

    How can the presidential election affect your portfolio? Find out here.
  18. The Baltic Dry Index: Evaluating An Economic Recovery

    This index can provide insight into economic growth and production, but it has its critics.
  19. Stock Exchanges: A Global Tour

    Check out the history and inner workings of the world's six most well-known stock exchanges.
  20. Get Positive Results With Negative Basis Trades

    Capitalize on the difference in spreads between markets with this popular strategy.
  21. Analyzing The Price-To-Cash-Flow Ratio

    Find out how this ratio can help you evaluate companies and make investment decisions.
  22. Should You Follow Soros Out Of Gold?

    George Soros sold his gold, but that may have nothing to do with whether you should follow him.
  23. 5 Mistakes Real Estate Investors Should Avoid

    Don't let a slow real estate market drag you down - steer clear of these pitfalls.
  24. Top Perks Warren Buffett Gets When Purchasing Equities

    Learn about the many investment perks that Buffett enjoys and the rest of us can only try to imagine.
  25. Find Security In Covered Bonds

    Find out about a safe investing alternative that could have prevented the subprime meltdown.
  26. Why Consumer Confidence Matters

    As consumer spending is a dominant component of the U.S. economy, how consumers feel about the economy can become self-fulfilling.
  27. Why Leveraged ETFs Don't Always Boost Returns

    These ETFs don't always provide the returns you expect. Find out why this happens, and what you can do about it.
  28. Top 6 Websites For Finding Financial Stats

    These websites are among the best for you to find financial information on a variety of topics.
  29. Market Speculators: More Help Than Harm

    Speculators often get a bad rap, but it's important to remember that they only observe trends, not manipulate them.
  30. FINRA: How It Protects Investors

    Find out the history of FINRA, and how it's organized to monitor the markets and protect investors.
  31. Is The Stock Market Really Worth Your Money?

    The S&P's 0.00% change over the past three years will make you wonder whether your money's in the right place.
  32. Relative Valuation: Using Stocks To Value Other Stocks

    This effective approach will help you understand which stocks you should be investing in.
  33. Ivar Kreuger: Businessman Or Scam Artist?

    Match monopolist Ivar Kreuger started as a brilliant businessman, but his high-flying lifestyle led to some shady dealings.
  34. Is Your Mutual Fund Safe?

    You might be carrying more risk than you think if your fund invests in derivatives.
  35. Competitive Advantage Counts

    What's the best indicator of a company's future success? Its ability to succeed when others fail.
  36. Dollar-Cost Averaging With ETFs

    If you are investing small amounts regularly into an exchange-traded fund, be sure to do it right.
  37. Of Gold, Greeks And Governance

    The past decade has taught us a lot about how gold and governments are interdependent.
  38. 5 Steps To Forming A Tax-Exempt Nonprofit Corporation

    Before you tackle this challenge, know the challenges of forming and operating an official nonprofit organization.
  39. Why These 3 Countries Could Be Too Risky To Invest In

    Why is being trade-dependent a problem for these countries, and how does that affect investors?
  40. Are You Under Or Overtrading?

    Under and overtrading can lessen an investor's profits. Find out how to fix these issues with a trading plan.
  41. Where Is China Investing In The U.S.?

    The Chinese are gobbling up real estate across the country and making multi-billion investments in other business sectors, including construction, fuel and green technology.
  42. The British Pound: What Every Forex Trader Needs To Know

    As a strong alternative to the dollar it is likely that the pound will remain a preeminent global currency for some time to come.
  43. Understanding Liquidity Risk

    Make sure that your trades are safe by learning how to measure the liquidity risk.
  44. 5 Common Mistakes Young Investors Make

    Starting to invest can be a scary process. Luckily, steering clear of common errors is half the battle.
  45. Countries With The Highest Government Spending To GDP Ratio

    Does it make sense to invest in these countries with high government spending levels as a percentage of GDP?
  46. Guard Your Portfolio With Defensive Stocks

    Find out how these securities can protect you from a market bust.
  47. ETFs For Sector Rotation Strategies

    Find out how exchange-traded funds can take the bumps out of your investing style.
  48. How To Trade Forex Right Now

    With the expected continued world volatility in the near future, there is a lot of money to be made in the forex market. How can you make the most of it?
  49. How September 11 Affected The U.S. Stock Market

    The attack on the World Trade Centers on September 11, 2001 had a profound impact on the market.
  50. The 3 Biggest Risks Faced By International Investors

    Investing internationally is a great way to diversify your portfolio, but you need to know the risks.
  51. Could September Be D-day For The Euro?

    Should Europe see another bout of stress, or continued stress, the single currency could face dire consequences.
  52. The Misery Index: Measuring Your Misfortune

    The Misery Index measures a combination of unemployment and inflation, but what does it mean for your finances?
  53. The 5 Worst Financial Moves You Can Make Right Now

    In these uncertain times, it's easy to make rash decisions in an effort to secure your finances, but these decisions can cost you in the long run.
  54. How To Do Qualitative Analysis On Biotech Companies

    These analytical methods will help you size up a biotech company and make a winning investment.
  55. The Biggest S&P Missteps

    The S&P is generally respected, but several missteps have damaged the company's reputation.
  56. Should You Insure Your Collectibles?

    Insuring your valuable collectibles is just as important as insuring the rest of your home's contents.
  57. Premium Bonds: Problems And Opportunities

    Learn all about premium bonds and how you can make them work for you.
  58. How Interest Rates Affect The U.S. Markets

    Interest rates can have both positive and negative effects on U.S. stocks, bonds and inflation.
  59. Budgeting For A Recession

    A recession can be tough on your finances, but by planning ahead you can increase your financial resiliency.
  60. 5 Quick Research Tips For Busy Investors

    Turn frustrating hours into profit-turning minutes by managing your investing time properly.
  61. 7 Companies Facing Retiring CEOs

    These companies may all soon face a transition similar to Apple.
  62. Make Your Portfolio Safer With Risky Investments

    A high-risk security can reduce risk overall. Find out how it works.
  63. 4 ETF Strategies For A Down Market

    If the market's got you feeling low, these investments could pick you up.
  64. The Next AAA Countries Headed For A Downgrade

    The next two years will continue to be volatile for many countries as they try to reign in their debt and avoid recession in the process.
  65. The Illusion Of Diversification: The Myth Of The 30 Stock Portfolio

    Find out what it takes to really diversify your portfolio.
  66. 5 Mental Mistakes That Affect Stock Analysts

    They know more about stocks than the average person, but analysts are still affected by biases. Find out what they are.
  67. And The King of R&D Spending Is

    When it comes to investing in other countries, knowing how much is being spent on research and development, and where it's be spent, is important for any investor.
  68. The Viability Of Tracking Insiders

    Insider trading use to be profitable, but can it be today? Learn if investors should be paying attention to insiders.
  69. Industries Prone To Bubbles And Why

    Investors who want to avoid future bubbles should learn from the past in order to protect their investments.
  70. 9 Businesses That Thrive In Recession

    Some companies improve their bottom line as many people make more conservative decisions with money during a recession.
  71. Higher Education - Bubble, Closed Society Or Free Market?

    With a collective faith in its value, insensitivity to price and a lot of debt underpinning it all, could higher education be the next bubble?
  72. Currency Positions You Can Take Now

    The foreign currency market is the largest financial market in the world, and investors in this market have many options.
  73. Types Of Rebalancing Strategies

    Portfolio rebalancing provides protection and discipline for any investment management strategy.
  74. Measuring And Managing Investment Risk

    Risk is inseparable from return. Learn more about these measures and how to balance them.
  75. How To Analyze Restaurant Stocks

    Don't put your money on the table before getting a taste for analyzing this sector.
  76. World's Most Expensive Disasters

    Whether disasters are natural or caused by man, they all leave behind a devastating toll and huge bills.
  77. The Hong Kong Dollar: What Every Forex Trader Needs To Know

    Find out everything you need to know about the eighth most traded currency in forex.
  78. Sector Rotation: The Essentials

    We look at how the market signals impending economic cycles and sector performance during each stage.
  79. Introduction To Counterparty Risk

    Unlike a funded loan, the exposure from a credit derivative is complicated. Find out everything you need to know about counterparty risk.
  80. 5 Economic Effects Of Country Liberalization

    Liberalization provides new opportunities for diversification and profit.
  81. Can The U.S. Super Committee Solve The Debt Crisis?

    Find out about this committee's tactics and members, and see whether you think they can solve America's financial problems.
  82. Is It Eurobonds Or Bust For The Eurozone?

    Europe's central bank has its work cut out for it in the coming months, especially as it works for long term solutions.
  83. 5 Signs Of A Credit Crisis

    These indicators can illuminate the depth and severity of problems in the credit markets.
  84. Commodity Prices And Currency Movements

    Find out which currencies are most affected by fluctuations in gold and oil prices, and improve your trading.
  85. Active Vs. Passive ETF Investing

    You can use these securities for more than just indexing. Explore the spectrum of possible ETF strategies.
  86. 7 Lessons To Learn From A Market Downturn

    Don't learn these lessons the hard way. Read on to make sure you can weather an unstable market.
  87. What Can Traders Learn From Investors?

    Discover tips from a long-term strategy that can help you make better short-term trades.
  88. 9 Tricks Of The Successful Forex Trader

    These steps will make you a more disciplined, smarter and, ultimately, wealthier trader.
  89. Top Retirement Investments For 2011

    These investments are perfect ways to maximize your earning potential in preperation for retirement.
  90. How To Use The Dividend Capture Strategy

    Dividend capture strategies provide an alternative investment approach to income seeking investors.
  91. Intermarket Relationships: Following The Cycle

    Find out how commodity, bond, stock and currency markets interact.
  92. What's The Next Bubble?

    While these bubbles have held up fairly well so far, what happens if poor economic conditions continue or get even worse?
  93. Can Investors Trust Official Statistics?

    The official statistics in some countries need to be taken with a grain of salt. Find out why you should be skeptical.
  94. Can The U.S. Regain Its AAA Rating?

    We look at countries that have regained a AAA rating in the past, and whether the U.S. is on track to having its debt rating restored.
  95. Why S&P Downgraded The U.S. And Others Did Not

    We look at the U.S. debt and see whether the recent downgrade was justified.
  96. How To Legally Form A Hedge Fund

    Research is key before you take any steps in forming a hedge fund, as there are many options available.
  97. 10 Ways ETFs Can Grow Your Portfolio

    Implement the core/satellite approach used by money managers for better returns and lower risk.
  98. How To Position Your Money For The Stock Market Rebound

    What do you need to do with your funds to prepare yourself for an improved stock market?
  99. Inverse ETFs Can Lift A Falling Portfolio

    These funds can reduce your exposure to market risk or enhance portfolio performance.
  100. The Hidden Costs Of Investing In Mutual Funds

    Find the hidden fees in your portfolio, so that you can increase your rate of return.
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