Investing Articles

  1. 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.
  2. World's Most Expensive Disasters

    Whether disasters are natural or caused by man, they all leave behind a devastating toll and huge bills.
  3. Sector Rotation: The Essentials

    We look at how the market signals impending economic cycles and sector performance during each stage.
  4. 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.
  5. 5 Economic Effects Of Country Liberalization

    Liberalization provides new opportunities for diversification and profit.
  6. 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.
  7. 5 Signs Of A Credit Crisis

    These indicators can illuminate the depth and severity of problems in the credit markets.
  8. 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.
  9. Commodity Prices And Currency Movements

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

    You can use these securities for more than just indexing. Explore the spectrum of possible ETF strategies.
  11. 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.
  12. What Can Traders Learn From Investors?

    Discover tips from a long-term strategy that can help you make better short-term trades.
  13. 9 Tricks Of The Successful Forex Trader

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

    These investments are perfect ways to maximize your earning potential in preperation for retirement.
  15. Intermarket Relationships: Following The Cycle

    Find out how commodity, bond, stock and currency markets interact.
  16. 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?
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. How To Use The Dividend Capture Strategy

    Dividend capture strategies provide an alternative investment approach to income seeking investors.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 10 Ways ETFs Can Grow Your Portfolio

    Implement the core/satellite approach used by money managers for better returns and lower risk.
  23. 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?
  24. Inverse ETFs Can Lift A Falling Portfolio

    These funds can reduce your exposure to market risk or enhance portfolio performance.
  25. 6 Steps To Thinking Like A Stock-Market High Roller

    We provide six tips for improving your mindset and becoming a more profitable investor.
  26. The Hidden Costs Of Investing In Mutual Funds

    Find the hidden fees in your portfolio, so that you can increase your rate of return.
  27. Money Market Mutual Funds: A Better Savings Account

    An good alternative to the traditional savings account is the money market mutual fund. It's easy, safe and has better returns.
  28. Europe Bans Short Selling

    Regulators in Europe have taken temporary emergency action and banned the short selling financial companies. Find out more.
  29. A Beginner's Guide To Precious Metals

    All that glitters isn't gold. Find out how to get started on your treasure hunt.
  30. Are Computers Bringing Down The Stock Market?

    We take a look at high frequency trading and see if it's one of the reasons for stock market losses.
  31. Is This The Worst Market Decline?

    History proves that the current meltdown is not a first, and those who avoid panic selling now should be rewarded with better exit points as recovery unfolds in the months ahead.
  32. Diversifying Your Portfolio With Real Estate And Infrastructure

    Real estate and infrastructure are important sectors for risk-averse investors.
  33. Trading With VWAP And MVWAP

    Volume weighted average price (VWAP) and moving volume weighted average price (MVWAP) are trading tools that can be used by all traders to make sure they are getting the best price.
  34. The Italian Crisis

    Unlike some of its troubled sister countries, Italy's financial problems are being felt globally, especially in the U.S.
  35. The Stock Market: Winners And Losers

    Market contractions - like the one we are currently feeling - produce both winners and losers. Find out which side you are on.
  36. What Investment Is Best For You?

    ETFs, mutual funds, hedge funds and advisory firms are just some of the choices to consider.
  37. How To Protect Your Assets In A Post-Downgrade Economy

    Economic times may be tough, but investment opportunities are available and assets may be protected in a variety of ways.
  38. Do You Understand Investment Risk?

    Many investors overestimate their level of financial knowledge.
  39. Who Will Be The Next Warren Buffett?

    These five financial heavy-hitters might have the track records and mindsets to become the next Warren Buffett.
  40. How To Analyze Mid-Cap Stocks

    Mid-cap stocks often outperform both large-caps and small-caps with very little added risk.
  41. How The Credit Rating Downgrade Affects the U.S. Economy

    With the S&P downgrade, investors liquidate and global perception is that the U.S. is in financial trouble, but there are still those who remain cautiously optimistic.
  42. 7 Common Investor Mistakes

    Find out how to avoid - or fix - these frequent investing errors.
  43. Is The Housing Bubble Over?

    A discussion of the economic forces that may drive real estate prices up or down.
  44. How Safe Are U.S. Bonds?

    U.S. Treasury securities are often described as risk-free investments, but that is just not true.
  45. Can The U.S. Remain Risk-Free?

    Without reform, the U.S.'s lauded social safety net could be the undoing of the world's largest economy.
  46. What If There Were No Government?

    What would the United States look like in the absence of a federal government?
  47. Questions For Warren Buffett

    What would you ask this legendary investor, especially if you were told you could only ask five questions?
  48. Using Genetic Algorithms To Forecast Financial Markets

    Genetic algorithms are unique ways to solve complex problems by harnessing the power of nature.
  49. 3 Dangers Of Checking Your Stock Portfolio Everyday

    Find out how being overly attentive to your stocks can lead to lower gains and higher fees.
  50. 7 Countries' Surprising Top Exports

    Many of us have ideas about what certain countries are "known" for such as chocolates from Belgium, but many countries export other foods or products that might surprise you.
  51. Evaluate Your Investments With SWOT Analysis

    Using this method, investors should be able to focus on a company's advantages and vulnerabilities.
  52. Potential Consequences Had The U.S. Defaulted

    Americans, and indeed the world, held their collective breath as the House and Senate battled over the debt ceiling, but what might have happened had they not reached an agreement?
  53. 5 Steps To A Retirement Plan

    These considerations will help you make a realistic and thorough retirement plan.
  54. How Buybacks Warp The Price-To-Book Ratio

    Relying on price-to-book can get ugly if a company has repurchased stock. Learn why.
  55. On-Balance Volume: The Way To Smart Money

    This momentum indicator was designed to predict when major market moves would occur.
  56. Leveraged ETFs: Are They Right For You?

    This specialty vehicle offers dramatic results, but can also magnify risk.
  57. Betting On The Economy: What Are The Odds?

    Wondering what the odds of a default, recovery or new taxes are? Check out our take.
  58. Buying Power Around The World

    It takes more than just exchange rates to explain the global differences in the price of many goods.
  59. 5 Successful Companies That Survived The Dotcom Bubble

    These companies did what many others could not - survived the dotcom bubble.
  60. Investing Beyond Your Borders

    Investing abroad poses risks, but can also help you diversify. Discover ways to invest in foreign stocks.
  61. A New Approach To Equity Compensation

    The new financial accounting standard known as FAS 123R could take a bite out of your portfolio. Find out why here.
  62. Evaluating Hedge Fund Performance

    Most investors are aware of hedge funds, but many don't know the dirty details of this unique investment type.
  63. Uncovering The ETF Wrap

    Tax benefits, low expense ratios and flexibility - discover the advantages of this managed money product.
  64. Using Decision Trees In Finance

    These decision-making tools play an integral role in corporate finance and economic forecasting.
  65. An Introduction To Depositary Receipts

    Learn about a security that allows you to invest in a foreign company through your local exchange.
  66. Using Logic To Examine Risk

    Know your odds before you put your money on the table.
  67. The VIX: Using The "Uncertainty Index" For Profit And Hedging

    Learn the best ways to profit and hedge using the Chicago Board Options Exchange Market Volatility Index.
  68. Will The Greek Crisis Affect Your Retirement?

    Trouble in Greece will come home to roost in America, but maybe not in the most obvious ways.
  69. Confirm Forex Momentum With Heikin Ashi

    Heikin Ashi smooths trends and makes them easier to identify.
  70. How To Defuse The Debt Bomb

    The risk of a U.S. debt default has been wearing on many readers' minds, so here are a few small things - and one big one - you can do to protect your assets, writes MoneyShow.com personal finance expert Terry Savage.
  71. How To Become A Self-Taught Finance Expert

    A wealth of information is at your fingertips, and getting started is easy.
  72. Introduction To Inflation-Protected Securities

    Inflation is an enemy to investors - except to those who invest in IPS, which guarantee a real rate of return with no credit risk.
  73. The Flaws Of Using Mass Sentiment To Be Contrarian

    Like most allegedly sure-fire methods in the investment industry, this one has its flaws too.
  74. Has Brazil's Economy Peaked?

    There are many signs Brazil is at the top of its game economically with only one way to go - down.
  75. Water: The Ultimate Commodity

    Opportunities to invest in this scarce resource are flowing freely - dive in!
  76. The Benefits Of An Investment Club

    Don't want to be a passive investor? Discover how investment clubs allow you to take control of your portfolio.
  77. Massive Hedge Fund Failures

    Flying high one day but not the next - see the stories behind some spectacular meltdowns.
  78. Shield Your Portfolio From Inflation For Real Returns

    Inflation-protected securities are part of the equation, but they're not a perfect solution.
  79. 7 Stable Investments For Your Retirement

    These investing alternatives can give you returns that you can count on.
  80. 6 Ways Businesses Take Advantage Of Real Estate

    Businesses often prefer to lease rather than purchase properties, in order to avoid tying up cash.
  81. 6 Ways To Improve Your Portfolio Returns Today

    These historically tested methods will improve your investment results.
  82. Successful Ways That Governments Reduce Federal Debt

    Governments have many options when trying to reduce debt, and throughout history some of them have actually worked.
  83. Trade Forex With A Directional Strategy

    Opening long or short positions to cash in on a trend is one of the simplest ways to trade forex.
  84. Simple Moving Averages And Volume Rate-of-Change

    We teach you how to confirm buy and sell signals by comparing two very simple indicators.
  85. How To Create An Effective Retirement Income Strategy

    We will design a portfolio that should balance the requirements of liberal income with sufficient liquidity to withstand down markets.
  86. Amazing Yard Sale Finds

    Most people go yard saling in the hopes of saving money, but some have ended up making thousands of dollars in the process.
  87. A Guide To Hedge Fund Startup Services

    We review some options, service providers and processes you can follow while starting up your hedge fund.
  88. 5 Inflation-Beating Bond Picks

    Look beyond traditional bonds when planning long-term. The alternatives can be extremely rewarding.
  89. Introduction To The Series 65 Exam

    The Series 65 is required in many states in order to be a fee-based advisor. Find out what it is and whether you need it.
  90. Equity Valuation In Emerging Markets

    As nations like China, India and others continue to grow, valuing companies from these nations will be important for your portfolio.
  91. 10 Dividend Aristocrats

    These companies have paid dividends for 25 uninterrupted years. They could be a great addition to your portfolio.
  92. An Introduction To Corporate Bond ETFs

    Learn about the pros and cons of these specialized ETFs, and get in on the opportunities they can provide.
  93. Profit From Unwanted Life Policies With Life Settlement

    With a life settlement you could cash in on your policy money now.
  94. An Introduction To Capital Budgeting

    We look at three widely used valuation methods and figure out how companies justify spending.
  95. 5 Reasons You Should Care About Greece

    The country is in trouble, but how does that affect your portfolio?
  96. Potholes In The Golden BRIC Road

    The BRIC countries offer amazing opportunities for growth and investment success, but investors should not overlook the significant challenges that lie beneath.
  97. China's Real Estate Bubble

    Major cracks are beginning to surface within the Chinese real estate market.
  98. 5 Signs We're Already In A Double-Dip Recession

    Is the United States still in recovery or has the economy relapsed?
  99. Shorting ETFs: Profit Or Peril?

    Although more detail and attention may be needed, ETFs can be shorted - and at a great profit.
  100. Profit By Understanding Fundamental Trends

    Fundamental trends are an important driver of financial markets and every investor and entrepreneur should analyze them.
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