Investing Articles

  1. Is It the Perfect Time to Buy Seadrill?

    Seadrill's low price is enticing to many investors, but does the company have what it takes to regain its former value?
  2. Investment Advisor Versus Broker: How They Compare

    What is the difference between an investment advisor and a broker?
  3. Why Seadrill's Dividend Reinstatement Is Unlikely

    Learn why Seadrill suspended its dividend payments in the latter part of 2014, and how lower crude oil prices could hurt ...
  4. IBM Vs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average

    IBM has lagged the Dow since 2013 and could fall further before finding enthusiastic buyers.
  5. Search Engines That Compete With Google

    While Bing now controls a substantial part of the online search market, the real threat to Google's dominance may come from ...
  6. 6 Factors That Point to Global Recession in 2016

    We may be on the verge of another global recession.
  7. Pay Less for Financial Advice

    Here's a look at what you should pay for financial advice and investment management, what you should get for that price and ...
  8. How The NBA Makes Money

    The National Basketball Association has moved past Major League Baseball to represent the second most popular sport in the ...
  9. Game Theory And The Greece Bank Crisis

    How can game theory help us understand how the Greece bank crisis will play out? As things come to a head, Greece and the ...
  10. Hedge Fund Balance Sheet Example

    What once was a niche investment vehicle for the ultra-rich, the hedge fund industry has grown to more than $2.5 billion ...
  11. Why Real Estate Investors Need a Business Plan

    And how to write one that will serve as a road map to give you direction and motivate you to stay on track.
  12. Five Wildly Successful Value Investors

    Warren Buffett is not the only investor who has benefited tremendously from adopting Graham's approach to investing.
  13. Pro Tips on Evaluating Clients' Risk Tolerance

    Want to keep clients longer? Bolster your risk assessment capabilities.
  14. 4 Factors that Make or Break Seadrill Stock

    Learn what factors impact the stock price for Seadrill, including crude oil prices, dividend payments, quarterly revenues ...
  15. ‘Turnkey’ Properties: A Sensible Investment?

    Turnkey properties can make sense - for people who want a real estate investment without truly being in the real estate business. ...
  16. 5 Benefits of Rolling Over a 401(k)

    Nearing retirement or changing jobs? Here's why you might want to move your 401(k) into an IRA (more investment options, ...
  17. How Much Does It Cost to Roll Over a 401(k)?

    Normally, there's no fee to roll over a 401(k) account. But ask your broker about the cost of opening a new account. That's ...
  18. Top 5 Emerging Market Bond ETFs

    The high growth potential of emerging markets makes these five ETFs popular among risk-tolerant investors.
  19. Vanguard's Robo-Advisor: Tailored to Boomers

    Consumers likely will benefit from Vanguard’s entrance into the rapidly expanding robo-advisory market as competition intensifies. ...
  20. The 3 Best Buy-and-Hold Stocks For the Next 10 Years

    Find out what makes electric cars, burritos and muscle shirts great buy-and-hold additions to your long-term portfolio.
  21. Will Spain Exit the Euro?

    With a "no" vote in last Sunday’s referendum on whether the Greek people would accept imposed austerity measures, chances ...
  22. Signs The U.S. Recovery Is Solid

    Many market observers lately have been making some pretty pessimistic evaluations of the U.S. economy, declaring that it’s ...
  23. Betterment vs. Financial Advisor: Which is Best?

    Which is better: Betterment or a traditional financial advisor? The answer depends on you, your skills and expectations. ...
  24. Junk Bonds: Does High Yield Equal Extreme Risk?

    High-yield bonds present a lot of risks but do they outweigh the rewards? Here are some ETFs to consider, with caution.
  25. How to Create a Personal Risk Management Plan

    Investors should consider these strategies to establish a risk management plan.
  26. Strategic Asset Allocation: What Percent Belongs in Startups?

    The ability to now invest in an emerging class of individual startup securities motivates investors to rethink their strategic ...
  27. 3 Reasons Costco Has Membership Fees

    There's more to Costco's membership fees than meet the eye.
  28. REITs Vs. Real Estate Crowdfunding: How They Differ

    There are a few different ways to go about investing in real estate, the two biggest are through REITs and a newcomer to ...
  29. 5 Signs It's Time to Hire an Estate Manager

    If managing multiple properties (or just one large estate) is taking up too much of your time, you can hire your way back ...
  30. How Does FIFA Make Money?

    A look at the hugely successful business model of FIFA.
  31. The Top Companies Owned By Alibaba

    Alibaba has a wide range of businesses, offering many different products and services that cater to every aspect of retailing.
  32. Tesla Stock Too Expensive? Trade Tesla Options

    Tesla Motors is trading around $260 a share, making it too expensive for many investors. Options offer a low-cost way to ...
  33. The Most Successful Corporations In The U.S.

    These five iconic American brands epitomize corporate success.
  34. Which Asset Allocation is Best for Clients?

    Modern Portfolio Theory is showing its age. So which asset allocation model is best?
  35. Want to Diversify? 'Go Alternative,' Advisors Say

    Alternative investments are great for diversification, but some advisors remain a bit wary of them, a new Pershing study ...
  36. Long-Term Outlook For Duke Energy

    Learn why Duke Energy is showing both positive and negative signs for long-term investors, and understand how an interest ...
  37. Pros & Cons of Investing in Crowdfunded Property

    Although the basic concept of real estate crowdfunding might sound great, it does come with a few disadvantages of which ...
  38. How An Aging World Can Impact Your Portfolio

    It can be easy for investors to lose sight of longer-term, structural developments in favor of more ephemeral trends and ...
  39. The Casino Mentality In Trading

    Many new traders treat the market like a casino, placing unwise bets and hoping for the big win.
  40. 3 Ways Millennials Can Invest in Rental Properties

    Millennials have more than three decades to reap the benefits of a renter nation by investing in apartment real estate.
  41. Does Greece Pose A Threat To Global Markets?

    In latest news from Greece: voters delivered a resounding “No” vote in Sunday’s referendum, strongly rejecting the previous ...
  42. Who Are The Biggest Losers Of The Greek 'No'?

    In the event of a Grexit, there is little question that the near-term hit to its tourists, banks, and creditors would be ...
  43. Importance of Risk Management for Entrepreneurs

    Entrepreneurs - particularly new ones - often overlook risk management. Here are some ways to put a risk management plan ...
  44. Has Seadrill Become a Risky Investment?

    Investing in big oil stocks has long been a safe haven for investors, but falling oil prices and a suspended dividend payment ...
  45. Who Are The Biggest Winners From The Greek 'No'?

    Greece’s non-acceptance of the bailout plan has created some winners for European and other global investors to put their ...
  46. A Look at How Currency-Hedged ETFs Work

    Currency-hedged ETFs come in two varieties: single-currency and multiple-currency. Which is right for you?
  47. How to Take The Right Amount of Risk

    Some investors are risk takers, others are risk-averse. The best investors are neither.
  48. Want to Beat the Market? Take on Some Risk

    As we head into a sketchy investment environment, you may want to reverse your thinking to find the best opportunities.
  49. Is Risk Aversion Kryptonite to Millennials?

    Financial advisors to millennials need to pay heed to this generation’s aversion to risk and help them understand how to ...
  50. Are Millennials Risk Averse or Risk Takers?

    When it comes to risk, Millennials differ from Generation X and Baby Boomers in a big way.
  51. Greece or China: Which is the Bigger Worry?

    A look at Greece, China and other economic concerns, as well as how to invest given the current environment.
  52. Mastering Stop Placement

    Place the stop loss where, if hit, the reasons you took the trade are no longer valid.
  53. Target Vs. Walmart: Who's Winning The Big Box War?

    Wal-Mart dwarfs Target in number of stores, total assets, and market cap. But which company is more profitable?
  54. Is Gillette's Market Edge Becoming Razor-Thin?

    Despite Gillette's success with the razor-and-blades strategy, the increasing popularity of beards and new competition may ...
  55. Making Money The Wyckoff Way

    Richard Wyckoff established key principles on tops, bottoms, and trends in the early decades of the 20th century.
  56. Interpreting Overnight Action In The Index Futures

    Overnight action in index futures sets the tone for the U.S. market day. Traders can use 24-hour index futures charts to ...
  57. How To Make Money Using Tobin's Q Ratio

    Although it seems simple, Tobin's Q Ratio is more complex than it appears. We explore some of its main strengths and weaknesses.
  58. Know When To Buy & Hold It, Know When To Fold It

    A passive buy-and-hold strategy using ETFs is one of the most efficient ways of building a portfolio.
  59. S&P 500 Vs. Russell 2000 ETF: Which Should You Get?

    We look at the differences of investing in the S&P 500 vs. the Russell 2000 exchange-traded fund, and when to choose the ...
  60. The Fast-Paced World of Libor & Fixed Income Arbitrage

    LIBOR is an essential part of implementing the swap spread arbitrage strategy for fixed income arbitrage. Here is a step-by-step ...
  61. Pros & Cons Of A Passive Buy And Hold Strategy

    Forget market timing: we look at the pros and cons of the tried, tested, and true strategy of buying and holding stocks for ...
  62. Strategies For Playing The Confirmation Trade

    Trends often escalate when the confirmation process is completed after a breakout or breakdown.
  63. Three Types Of Profit Protection Stops

    Three types of profit protection stops lock in profits at different stages in the progression of a successful trade.
  64. Spectator Vs. Speculator: Two Market Approaches

    Spectators and speculators rely on different mechanisms to identify and profit from market opportunities.
  65. Trading With Stage Analysis

    Stage analysis offers market participants a powerful tool to identify current market conditions and make rapid adjustments ...
  66. Top Natural Gas Stocks Worth Considering

    The stock prices of the largest natural gas producers are at 12-month lows, creating an opportunity for investors. Here are ...
  67. How to Battle Inflation During Retirement

    If inflation is imminent, here's how to prepare.
  68. Best Medium-Term Investments for Market Jitters

    As central bank effectiveness wears off, here are a few ways to play it.
  69. Costco’s Business Model Is Smarter Than You Think

    Why is Costco so successful? What differentiates the company from its competitors and why is its profit so small compared ...
  70. The Risks Of Investing In The Gun Industry

    Investing in the gun industry could be an interesting proposition, but it all depends on timing.
  71. Investing in Greece: A High Risk, High Reward Strategy

    The Pros and Cons of Investing in the Troubled Greek Economy.
  72. Financial Tips For People Who Hate Finance

    For people who hate financial planning, there's usually one big problem – which you can fix. Do it now.
  73. Seven Investing Books For Your Summer Reading List

    It’s almost 4th of July, the season of summer reading. Picking up a book during your holiday can be a great opportunity to ...
  74. How To Analyze Netflix's Income Statements

    Learn how to read Netflix's income statement, calculate net income and interpret EPS to evaluate the company's current financial ...
  75. Should You Short These Debt-Laden Stocks?

    These stocks have high debt-to-equity ratios making them prime candidates to short.
  76. Worried About Stocks? Try on Convertibles

    Convertibles are a good hedge against equity market risk (if you're o.k. with losing a bit of upside potential).
  77. Playing Rising Rates with Ultra-Short Term Bonds

    With rising rates likely, investors may want to consider adding a dose of ultra-short bonds to their portfolios. Here are ...
  78. The Adverse Effects of Cheap Gas

    While low gas prices are welcomed, smart budgeters must anticipate future price hikes and consider the impact of low gas ...
  79. Prospering In The Next Bear Market: Here's How

    Prepare to survive, and even prosper, in the impending bear market, by considering and putting into action the following ...
  80. The Coming Stock Market Decline: What to Expect

    Many big investors are fearful of a market decline. Even if they're correct there is always a way to profit.
  81. 3 Stocks To Buy and Hold For the Rest of 2015

    One of the dominant themes to consider for 2015 is the normalization of monetary policy as the Fed raises interest rates.
  82. 6 Books for Millennials Interested in Investing

    Reading books about finance and investing is a great way for millennials to effectively invest their time and pocket money ...
  83. Looking To Invest In Texas? Here Is How

    Ranging from energy to household names, here are some of the top investment opportunities in Texas.
  84. Greece Isn’t The Only Problem U.S. Stocks Face

    Both stocks and bonds fell last week, due to several factors dampening investor sentiment. The most obvious one is the evolving ...
  85. Why Investors Are Bailing on Bond ETFs

    Investors are fleeing bond ETFs. Should you follow the herd? Hint: It depends on the type of bond.
  86. When Couples Have Different Risk Appetites

    Communication, compromise and frequent monitoring will lead to successful investing for spouses with different risk tolerances. ...
  87. Top Investment Ideas for Malls of the Future

    How investors should be thinking about the mall of tomorrow.
  88. Should You Copy How Warren Buffett Invests?

    Buffett has proven to be one of the most astute investors of all time. Can you emulate his success?
  89. 5 Great Investors Who Aren't Warren Buffett

    Here are five other investors, not named Warren Buffett, that are also considered to be the best of the best in the industry.
  90. Fed Raising Rates Affects Startup Funding

    With interest rates having nowhere else to go but up, the Fed’s impending interest rate raise will likely begin to reverse ...
  91. Three Benefits Of Purchasing High-Priced Stocks

    High-priced stocks can be great wealth building vehicles for individual investors.
  92. Why Hasn't McDonald's Beaten The Dow Recently?

    McDonald's has underperformed the Dow Industrials since 2009, but a reorganization and buyback could turn things around.
  93. 3 Main Reasons Las Vegas Sports Teams Keep Folding

    Learn why a unique labor force, competition for entertainment dollars and the stigma of gambling have kept professional sports ...
  94. Is a Bond Market Selloff Coming?

    A big investment management company is concerned about bond market conditions and allocating more capital to cash. Should ...
  95. MLPs: Is Now the Right Time to Invest?

    Here's what you need to know about MLPs, those under-the-radar investment vehicles.
  96. Indexing vs. Stock Picking: Which is Better Now?

    Indexing and stock picking both have positive and negative features. One has outperformed the other historically, but which ...
  97. Are Fast-Casual Restaurants Overvalued?

    Can fast-casual restaurants actually grow to the levels that investors believe they can?
  98. MLPs and Limited Partnerships: How They Differ

    Limited partnerships and master limited partnerships have one difference that makes all the difference.
  99. The Most Likely Outcome For Greece

    After more than five years of a Greek drama, most of us have become fatigued with hearing about Greece’s debt problems, the ...
  100. Two Heads Are Better Than One In Finances

    Given the importance of a retirement account, having professional help with savings accounts is far more important than a ...
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