Investing Articles

  1. The Economic and Social Effects of Corruption

    Corruption results in inefficiencies in the operations of emerging economies, and prevents such economies from reaching the ...
  2. Day's First Trade Can Serve As Support/Resistance

    The first trade of the day in liquid markets defines a narrow price level that can act as support or resistance for the entire ...
  3. Five Successful Investing Strategies

    The secret to investing is that there is no secret. Success is all about knowing yourself, getting the basics and using both ...
  4. Will 2015 Finally Be The Year For Rising Rates?

    Interest rates continued declining in 2014, but as we enter 2015 many investors are asking the same question: Will 2015 be ...
  5. How the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 Indexes Differ

    The S&P 500 and Russell 2000 are used as benchmarks for broader segments of the U.S. stock market. Each index has its own ...
  6. The Strange New World Of The Bitcoin Exchange Futures Market

    We explain the basics of the Bitcoin exchange and futures market.
  7. Which Is Better For Me: MarketWatch Or Bloomberg?

    As part of a series comparing popular finance websites, Investopedia conducts an unbiased review of MarketWatch and Bloomberg. ...
  8. Sanctions & Falling Oil Prices Hit Ruble Hard

    Russia, through its aggressive actions, has brought upon itself sanctions which, coupled with falling oil prices, have adversely ...
  9. Trend-Range Alternation Spawns Trading Styles

    Markets cycle continuously between directional trends and compressed ranges in all time frames.
  10. Your Best Bet for Healthcare Stocks: The XHE ETF

    With the decent growth and wide profit margins of medical device companies, the XHE ETF shouldn't be ignored.
  11. How Mukesh Ambani Has Expanded Reliance Industry

    Mukesh Ambani has expanded Reliance Industries and increased its revenues, but his public image, and that of his company, ...
  12. Tackling Technicals For Beginners

    Choosing the right indicators can be a daunting task for novice traders. It’s a much easier process when they focus their ...
  13. P2P Loans: Consider the Payoffs; Assess The Risks

    The available data seems to indicate that P2P loans, although risky, promise great payoffs, and the prospects of good returns ...
  14. Oil Picks For Bulls And Bears

    Everyone thought the biggest economic news of 2014 was going to fall somewhere between the end of quantitative easing, some ...
  15. General Electric: Good News/Bad News

    General Electric is generous to its shareholders, but that's not the only factor to consider.
  16. American Express: Headwinds and Tailwinds

    Any investors considering a position in American Express need to know these important facts.
  17. Why Are Investors Turning Down The Volume?

    Many U.S. investors are choosing to turn down the volume over the holidays, perhaps saving their song for when volatility ...
  18. The Economic Impact of Better US-Cuba Relations

    We examine what the normalization of relations between the US and Cuba will mean for the two countries' economies.
  19. Is 'Big Blue' Now Black And Blue?

    IBM once dominated the technology sector. Those days are long gone, but does IBM still present a good value play? Are dividends ...
  20. Is Goldman Sachs Still A Winner?

    Goldman Sachs might not be the best dividend play out there, but there are other reasons you might want to consider it as ...
  21. The Biggest Biotech Companies

    These biotech firms want to revolutionize medicine. If successful, they may see high profits, but investing in these companies ...
  22. Is Wells Fargo The Ideal Dividend Investment?

    Wells Fargo has been rewarding its shareholders for years via stock appreciation and dividend payments. But are those rewards ...
  23. Arbitrage Opportunities in Spread Betting

    While the opportunities are few and far between, investors may use arbitrage to take advantage of price differences in financial ...
  24. How US & European Union Sanctions Are Crippling Russia

    Economic sanctions imposed by the US and EU on Russia are having a crippling effect; the Russian economy shrank for the first ...
  25. What Exactly Does A Portfolio Analyst Do?

    Portfolio analysts have the exciting role of working between the investment team layers and they touch various aspects of ...
  26. Apple As An Example Of How a Protective Collar Works

    We define a protective collar, using Apple (AAPL) as an example. A protective collar is a combination of a covered call plus ...
  27. Apple As An Example Of How to Use a Bull Call Spread to Trade

    Here's how you can use a bull call spread to trade stocks.
  28. Credit Risk Analyst: Boring Title, Great Job

    Credit analysts make critical decisions about loans, are required to have a certain level of education, and receive commensurate ...
  29. Adapt The 50-Day EMA To Enhance Your Trading

    The 50-day EMA has numerous applications in price prediction, position choice & strategy building
  30. Has Coca-Cola Lost Its Pop?

    Coca-Cola has been a name synonymous with sustainable success. This hasn’t just pertained to consumers but investors as well. ...
  31. The Future of Qualcomm's Stock

    Qualcomm is a leader in a competitive market, but there are still significant risks to investing in its stock.
  32. Should You Forget About The 'B' & 'R' In 'BRIC?'

    While the BRICs had great promise, the time may have come to part with Russia and Brazil. The good times continue to roll ...
  33. Break Down Modern Market Trends To Grasp Movement

    Convergence points to dynamic conditions that can elicit strong trends while divergence suggests conflict, more typical of ...
  34. Top Strategies Remote Traders Should Follow

    Most traders cannot watch every tick because they have lives away from the markets. These folks can take simple steps to ...
  35. The Top Uses For P2P Currency Exchange

    Peer-to-peer (P2P) currency exchange networks offer a viable and cheaper alternative for buying and selling currencies.
  36. Should You Buy US Penny Stocks Or Emerging Market Stocks?

    While in the same asset class, emerging market stocks and US penny stocks have significant differences that can impact your ...
  37. Top 10 Largest Global IPOs Of All Time

    We have compiled a list of the top 10 largest IPOs of all time. The results may surprise you.
  38. Evaluate Your Investment Portfolio For 2015

    The beginning of a year is a good time to evaluate your investment portfolio and think about how to position it going forward. ...
  39. Gary Gordon Positions Your Portfolio For 2015

    Seeking Alpha, the popular financial web portal, interviews Gary Gordon for its Positioning for 2015 series. Here is a transcript ...
  40. Cuba's Economy: Nowhere To Go But Up

    With relations improving between Cuba and America, here's a quick look at the island nation's slowly transforming economy. ...
  41. U.S. Stocks Are Still The Place To Be In 2015

    Oil is tumbling and volatility is in the tea leaves. So why is it that strategists are saying that your best bet for 2015 ...
  42. How To Explain Portfolio Rebalancing To Clients

    Letting an allocation to stocks get too large can expose you to more downside risk than you had bargained for. Here are tips ...
  43. Know the Forces At Play Behind The Buy/Sell Cycles

    Weekly Stochastics uncovers patterns of buying and selling pressure that can be predicted and capitalized upon by observant ...
  44. Volatility Can Drag On Leveraged ETF Gains

    The pros (many) and cons (several) of investing in S&P 500 leveraged ETFs.
  45. What To Do When Your Client Behaves Badly

    As a financial advisor managing your client's assets is only part of the job; sometimes you have to manage your client, as ...
  46. Position Your ETF Portfolio For Success In 2015

    2015 may well usher in a new era in the markets where things like risk management, trend following, and asset allocation ...
  47. These ETFs Track The Dow Jones Industrial Average

    A look at some of the ETFs tracking the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
  48. Eyeing Canada? Look At The iShares ECW ETF

    Canada is interesting place to look for hidden investing treasures. Consider the iShares MSCI Canada (EWC) ETF, but be wary ...
  49. Harness Elliot Wave principles To Tap Market Trends

    We can apply three easily understood Elliott Wave principles to a popular breakout strategy and watch how they improve market ...
  50. How Technology Has Revolutionized Asset Management

    Technology has had a dramatic impact on the asset management industry over the past decade, from more sophisticated strategies ...
  51. Do You Know How To Beat Your Broker?

    Want more returns? Give less of it to your broker! Keep your costs down, starting with broker costs.
  52. Trade Weekly & Up Your Reward Potential

    Weekly patterns sidestep the HFT maelstrom by aligning trade entries and exits with the edges of longer-term trends.
  53. Trading Against the Grid and Away from the Herd

    The best trade could be in the opposite direction when a classic price pattern doesn’t behave according to perfect rules. ...
  54. How To Use Technical Indicators To Master Financial Spread Betting

    As a popular tool of investing in the United Kingdom, spread betting encompasses the buying or selling of an underlying asset ...
  55. How Financial Advisors Can Help Gun-Shy Investors

    How can financial advisors help investors who are still gun-shy from the losses their equity holdings suffered during the ...
  56. The Right Trading Position For A Good Night's Rest

    The last hour of the trading day is the perfect time to ask these questions about your overnight exposure.
  57. Fibonacci: Using Math To Make Right Market Moves

    Use these two original Fibonacci techniques to pinpoint the patterns in stock movements, and the most reliable entry and ...
  58. Ready For 2015? Eye 2014's Top-Performing ETFs

    These active ETFs performed the best in 2014. How? By shorting oil/Russia, and betting big on semiconductors, U.S. Treasuries, ...
  59. Is The JNK High Yield ETF A Good Bet Right Now?

    High yield can be enticing, but investments that appear enticing on the surface need to be investigated further.
  60. CDs or Bonds: Which Investment is Better For You

    When choosing between CDs and bonds, investors who seek to maximize their returns but also want a large measure of safety ...
  61. Options give a less risky slice of Alibaba's pie.

    US investors can use options as a way to benefit from the profitability of Chinese-owned Alibaba while minimizing the downside ...
  62. Reflecing On Financial And Investing Lessons

    Each year I reflect on the lessons learned about missed opportunities, highlight successful practices, and strive to be a ...
  63. Hot To Build An Investment Portfolio For Retirees?

    Investors managing their money through retirement often have different needs than during their growth and accumulation years.
  64. Making Sense Of The Dow Reaching Record Levels

    When gauging the Dow's shifts in order to assess the U.S. economy and make investment decisions, one must know what the Dow ...
  65. Money Lessons From Disney's Scrooge McDuck

    Forbes magazine ranked Scrooge McDuck as the richest fictional character in the world in 2013 with a net worth of $65.4 billion. ...
  66. 'Tis The Season For Tax-Loss Harvesting

    With the end of the year upon investors are looking for ways to reduce their tax bill. One tactic that is often used is tax-loss ...
  67. Eyeing Mexico? Look At These ETFs First

    Mexico is a popular destination for your investment dollars. Before you jump in consider these ETFs and their holdings.
  68. How To Invest In A More 'Libre' Cuba

    Normalized trade with America could mean rapid economic growth in Cuba. For now, the options are limited, but here's a look ...
  69. The EMB Emerging Market Bond ETF: Use Caution

    Investing in emerging market bonds might sound creative and fun, but sometimes it’s more profitable in keeping it simple ...
  70. Do You Have An Investing Strategy?

    Get Rich Slowly found about the insights on investing from about 2,000 selected individuals by an online survey. Do they ...
  71. Why You Should Start Investing Early?

    You need to be patient, diligent and perseverant to be successful at investing, but more importantly, you need to start early. ...
  72. Will Stock Market VOOdo Continue?

    The Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO) offers a relatively safe investment opportunity for people who aren't sure which way the market ...
  73. Bitcoin's Main Stumbling Block: Navigating The Law

    Coders created Bitcoin to be decentralized and independent of governments and banks. Authorities are still struggling to ...
  74. The Most Popular Bitcoin Mining Software

    Success at mining bitcoins depends on the combination of time, knowledge, computer hardware and the complementary software. ...
  75. Margin Investing: Big Risk, Big Reward

    Investing on margin can be profitable but it's a risky play that needs care.
  76. A Leveraged Oil ETN For The Future (Just Not Now)

    VelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil ETN has the potential for huge returns, but there are several reasons why you might want ...
  77. Buyinb Facebook Stock, A Beginner's Guide

    This straightforward guide helps the novice investor feel more adept at buying a stock, such as Facebook (FB).
  78. Who's The Better Financial New Source: The Motley Fool or Seeking Alpha

    This is a comparison of two of the most popular investment research sites: The Motley Fool and Seeking Alpha.
  79. Top Stock Market Apps For News Or Trading Or Both!

    When it comes to managing finances and tracking the markets on the go, there are a number of excellent apps that can be downloaded ...
  80. Want To Invest In Latin America? Here are 22 ETFs

    Latin American exchange-traded funds combined two of the hottest buzzwords of recent years: Emerging markets and low fees. ...
  81. Top Forex Trading Apps

    A brief overview of the top apps that help forex traders with on time information, charts and more.
  82. Interested In West African Debt? Look Here First

    Promising high yields that the Eurozone and U.S. can't match, West African sovereign debt has caught the attention of savvy ...
  83. Are Advisors Off Alternatives?

    With stocks surging, financial advisers and their wealthy clients are asking why they should continue to bother with poorly ...
  84. Putting Your Retirement Eggs in Several Baskets

    When trying to reduce the volatility of one's investments, it's good to diversify by varying one's portfolio assets or doing ...
  85. Profiting From China's Breakout: The Right Funds

    China's prospects for growth, and for rewarding investments, can't be debated. Here are some worthwhile funds to invest in, ...
  86. Medici, The Blockchain Stock Exchange

    Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne's revolutionary Project Medici would list Overstock securities on a blockchain-based exchange--a ...
  87. Patrick Byrne's Interest In Bitcoin Was A Good Call, It Turns Out

    Patric Byrne and his interest in Bitcoin is much beyond a 'publicity stunt' that many had initially alleged. He sees a future ...
  88. A Look At Pimco's Total Return Fund Post-Gross

    Pimco has stabilized its Total Return fund, but its returns are still shaky and its sales load is still a fat one.
  89. The 5 Most Important Virtual Currencies Other Than Bitcoin

    Bitcoin's success has spurred the launch of many virtual currencies. Here are some of the more popular ones.
  90. Protect Your Nest Egg From A Bear Market

    The economy has its ups and downs. Investors who take a disciplined approach and diversify their portfolio are better prepared ...
  91. Is the Stock Correlation Strategy Effective?

    The synchronized movement among stocks and markets in recent years is challenging diversification.
  92. Earnings Quality, the Facebook Example

    When judging Facebook's quality of earnings it is important to understand the various sources of revenue and trends in those ...
  93. Top Russian Stocks For American Investors

    American investors looking to diversify their portfolio to include Russian stocks can do so easily by purchasing shares of ...
  94. Novice Trading Strategies

    How to use Investopedia’s Chart Advisor section to build efficient trading strategies.
  95. Not All Online Trading Brokers Are Created Equal

    The online trading broker market is becoming more and more competitive. Small differences between them can add up to big ...
  96. Writing Covered Calls On ETFs

    The strategy of writing covered calls on ETFs can limit your losses and hedge risk, but they cap your upside potential.
  97. Funds That Should Be On Every Investor’s Radar

    When most investors begin planning for a steady income stream in retirement, they tend to gravitate towards fixed-income ...
  98. How To Invest In Insurance Companies

    Knowing the special circumstances that insurance companies operate under helps in evaluating whether or not a listed insurance ...
  99. Interested In Brazilian Stocks? Here Are The Top ADRs

    American investors looking to add Brazilian stocks to their portfolios can do so by purchasing shares of American Depository ...
  100. Top Indian Stocks For American Investors

    American investors looking to diversify their portfolio to include Indian stocks can do so easily by purchasing shares ADRs ...
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