Investing Articles

  1. Human Capital: The Most Overlooked Asset Class

    The skills and knowledge that allow you to make money are your best asset. Remember to invest in yourself!
  2. Getting Into International Investing

    Diversifying can mean not only investing in various asset classes but also venturing beyond domestic exchanges.
  3. The Bond Market: A Look Back

    Find out how fixed-income investments evolved in the past century and what it means today.
  4. ETFs: How Did We Live Without Them?

    These funds burst onto the scene in 1993 and have continued to provide new opportunities for investors since.
  5. Does Tax Loss Harvesting Really Work?

    This is a regular December tradition for investors, but it may not actually provide any benefit.
  6. 5 Other Countries Affected By A Troubled Europe

    These countries have significant trading relationships with European countries, and could feel the brunt of a euro collapse. ...
  7. What Investors Can Learn From M&A Payment Methods

    How a company pays in a merger or acquisition can reveal a lot about the buyer and seller. We tell you what to look for. ...
  8. How Much Are NFL Teams Really Worth?

    While numbers are not released league-wide, here's a look at the revenue-generating capabilities of Super Bowl Champions ...
  9. 5 Ways To Protect Your Portfolio From Volatility

    Sometimes the best defense is the lack of offense. Here are the best boring ways to protect your portfolio in volatile markets. ...
  10. Backspreads: Good News For Breakout Traders

    This bullish trading strategy offers unlimited potential profit with limited risk.
  11. Leverage Your Returns With A Convertible Hedge

    Find out how you can maintain your income stream by using this type of bond strategy.
  12. 5 Best Bets For Buying Gold

    Gold is a desirable alternative for those looking to diversify risk. Discover your options.
  13. Enron: The Fall Of A Wall Street Darling

    Enron is a classic example of greed gone wrong and how investors were led astray.
  14. Discovering The Force Index

    Learn how to measure the power of bulls behind rallies and bears behind declines.
  15. The Workings Of Equity Portfolio Management

    Achieve analytical efficiency by applying your evaluation to a key set of stocks.
  16. 8 Reasons To Dump A Mutual Fund

    Buy and hold is not forever. Find out when it pays to sell your fund and move on.
  17. Recession-Proof Sports Leagues

    Even in the hardest of times, these leagues are certain to turn a profit.
  18. Continuation Patterns: Rectangles and Pennants

    Flags and pennants indicate direction of activity of the prevailing trend. Learn how.
  19. Whisper Numbers: Should You Listen?

    These unofficial forecasts hold the potential for insider insight - and investment risk.
  20. Walt Disney: How Entertainment Became An Empire

    One of the most powerful companies in the entertainment sector has some lessons to share for new budding entrepreneurs.
  21. 3 Tips For Buying Investment Properties

    Real estate can be a highly effective wealth building tool. Learn how to increase your chances of success.
  22. Best Sports Bets Of The Year

    If you had bet on these longshots this year, you would have taken home a lot of winnings.
  23. 5 Most Expensive Diamonds Ever Auctioned

    The Sun Drop Diamond was auctioned on November 15 for $10.9 million. How does that compare to other expensive diamonds that ...
  24. All I Want For Christmas Are These ETFs

    Back in the day, parents or grandparents used to buy children savings bonds. Today, it may be shares in an ETF.
  25. What The Failure Of The Super Committee Means

    The legislators appointed to start resolving the budget deficit have admitted defeat.
  26. Technical Analysis Works In Forex Markets

    Technical analysis is a hotly debated topic. Discover evidence showing that it works in forex markets.
  27. Strategies For Making Sense Of The 2012 Forecasts

    Many investors are tempted to change their portfolio options when the 2012 predictions come out. Should you do the same? ...
  28. Easy-To-Understand ETFs

    Investing doesn't have to be difficult. These popular ETFs make it easy to invest.
  29. Key Players In Mergers And Acquisitions

    Strategic acquisition is becoming a part of doing business. Discover the different types of investor groups involved.
  30. Ultra ETFs: The Ultimate Addition To Your Portfolio?

    Ultra ETFs can add huge returns to your portfolio, but there's a lot of risk and volatility involved with these leveraged ...
  31. Continuation Patterns: An Introduction

    Those random movements in the charts actually form patterns. Learn the basics of what these patterns are.
  32. 4 Types Of Money Market Yields

    We give you four equations to help figure out the yields on your investments.
  33. ETFs For The Buy And Hold Investor

    ETFs are an investment product of choice. Learn how the buy-and-hold investor can profit from them.
  34. Valuation Of A Preferred Stock

    Determining the value of a preferred stock is important for your portfolio. Learn how it's done.
  35. An Introduction To The Options Industry Council

    The Options Industry Council is an educational organization for options traders. We introduce you to the Council and the ...
  36. 3 Types Of Indexing For ETF Success

    ETF success relies on the index with which it's paired. Discover three index genres for tracking average market performance. ...
  37. 3 Reasons For Job Seekers To Stay Positive During A Recession

    Don't be fooled by the doom-and-gloom headlines - a recession can actually have benefits for some companies and job seekers. ...
  38. Naive Diversification Vs. Optimization

    Informed, logical diversification is just as effective as optimizing models. Find out why.
  39. An Introduction To Complementary Currencies

    There are alternatives to national currencies. Discover complementary currencies and how they work.
  40. The Importance Of Diversification

    Without this risk-reduction technique, your chance of loss will be unnecessarily high.
  41. 4 Misconceptions About Free Markets

    These fallacies have hounded free market economists since the days of Adam Smith.
  42. The Role Of Rebalancing

    A disciplined rebalancing practice can add a lot of value to a long-term strategic asset allocation program.
  43. A Guide To ETF Liquidation

    There are a lot of ETF options, but not all have staying power. Learn what happens when an ETF fails.
  44. 4 Ways To Predict Market Performance

    There is academic evidence supporting different market views. Learn how and why the market can be predicted.
  45. Peter Lynch On Playing The Market

    Everyone can appreciate great advice from a professional. Read on to benefit from the vast experience of Peter Lynch.
  46. Accumulative Swing Index And The McClellan Oscillator

    These indicators serve as confirmation for those of us who need to double check our findings on a regular basis.
  47. 4 Steps To Picking A Stock

    Narrow down the universe of stocks to find the ones that best suit your needs.
  48. An Introduction To The Indian Stock Market

    Emerging markets like India are fast becoming engines for future growth. Find out how to get in on the ground floor.
  49. Alternative Assets For Average Investors

    These investments can add a new level of diversification to your portfolio.
  50. Diversifying A Concentrated Stock Position

    Having stocks in one area exposes an investor to risk. We tell you four ways to minimize it.
  51. Determining Market Direction With VIX

    The CBOE's volatility index is a helpful market indicator. Learn how it can gauge the mood of the stock market.
  52. How Much Has The Taxpayer Recouped From TARP?

    There is a lot of talk about "the bailout," but has this bailout of banks and the auto industry actually turned into a profitable ...
  53. How Has The Stock Market Changed?

    The past 10 years has seen increased volatility, heralded by the growth of technology.
  54. 5 Doom And Gloom Wall Street Prophets

    Many market commentators have risen to prominence on the back of dire warnings. How do their predictions stack up?
  55. How To Profit From Interventions In The Forex Market

    The forex market can be extremely profitable. Learn how to spot an intervention and trade when it's occurring.
  56. 3 Ways To Increase Your Investment Performance

    Savvy investors deploy each of their dollars to work in more than one way. Find out how to multitask your money.
  57. How To Pump Up Your Portfolio With ETFs

    These funds trade like stocks, provide diversification, reduce risk and increase returns.
  58. 5 Commodities To Watch

    These may be some of the best bets in commodities for the near future. Corn, cattle, oil, sugar and gold are in demand because ...
  59. Understanding Stocks, Mutual Funds And ETFs

    Three common products, mutual funds, exchange traded funds and equities are similar but function very differently in a portfolio. ...
  60. How PIIGS Defaults Could Affect The Markets

    What would a default by Europe's PIIGS do to the European and world financial markets, and how would the eurozone cope?
  61. Qualitative Analysis: What Makes A Company Great?

    To understand the qualities that make for a great company, investors must dig deep into "soft" metrics.
  62. The 4 Ways To Buy And Sell Securities

    Know the four main avenues of buying and selling investment instruments.
  63. The Financial Characteristics Of A Successful Company

    There are many factors that contribute to a profitable business. Find out what they are here.
  64. What To Expect From The Groupon IPO

    The Groupon IPO is scheduled to enter the secondary markets on Nov. 4. Should you buy in to the hype?
  65. Evaluating Pharmaceutical Companies

    Learn how to find a healthy pharmaceutical investment in a market full of weak drugs.
  66. 5 Tips To Avoid Investment Fraud

    Investor fraud is an unfortunate reality of the industry. Learn how to minimize the risks with these tips.
  67. 9 Misconceptions About Managed Futures

    Managed futures are not all they're worked up to be. Learn why they are not a good option for investors.
  68. How To Calculate ROI For Real Estate Investments

    Calculating return on real estate investments can be difficult. We help you figure it out.
  69. 4 Factors That Shape Market Trends

    Trends allow traders and investors to capture profits. Find out what's behind them.
  70. The Dangers Of Deleveraging

    Paying down debt should get governments out of the hole, however it's not very good for economies.
  71. Investing In Credit Card Companies

    This investment requires keeping an eye on consumer indexes and the overall health of the economy.
  72. Interpreting Your Broker's Reports

    Broker's reports can be confusing, but they don't have to be. Find out what information you need from your broker.
  73. Countries With The Highest And Lowest Taxes

    If you think your taxes are high, you may be surprised. Discover the countries with the highest and lowest taxes.
  74. 10 Risks That Every Stock Faces

    As an investor, the best thing you can do is to know the risks before you buy in. Find out about 10 common stock risks you ...
  75. How To Pick The Best ETF

    Of the hundreds of exchange-traded funds on the market, some are bound to fail. Learn how to pick the best of the bunch. ...
  76. Valuing Small-Cap Stocks

    When done right, small-cap investing can improve the performance of your portfolio without adding a great degree of risk. ...
  77. Getting Into The Gold Market

    Add some sparkle to your portfolio by getting in on this classic commodity.
  78. 10 Most Indebted Nations

    There are many different ways to measure debt. See how the top 10 indebted nations change, depending on how you look at it. ...
  79. 4 Other Wall Street Protests You've Never Heard Of

    We look at some past Wall Street protests and explain why Occupy Wall Street is quite different.
  80. How To Fight The Resource Curse

    Countries focusing on commodity exports face a potentially crippling problem. Find out how to prevent Dutch disease.
  81. Valuing Large-Cap Stocks

    Investors seeking to preserve capital in volatile markets might want to consider large-cap stocks.
  82. Why Bad Bonds Get Good Ratings

    Credit ratings are not the only tool to rely on when assessing bonds. Find out why they sometimes fall short.
  83. The Psychology Of Support And Resistance Zones

    Emotion drives the market more than you might realize. Find out how psychology affects support and resistance zones.
  84. How Can Emerging Markets Avoid The Middle-Income Trap?

    Emerging markets all reach a point when rapid growth stops. We look at ways to avoid this and move to the next level.
  85. Understanding Forex Rollover Credits And Debits

    Forex trades are subject to receiving interest or being debited interest if positions are held overnight.
  86. Standard Of Living Vs. Quality Of Life

    What is the difference between a standard of living and quality of life? Find out in this breakdown.
  87. Interpreting Support And Resistance Zones

    Use of support and resistance zones can be a key to successful trades. Learn how they work and how to use them.
  88. Why Is The Euro Falling?

    We look at the reasoning behind the selling pressure on the euro, and see how this can impact the average consumer.
  89. The 5 Best Performing Gold ETFs

    Gold ETFs are at bargain prices. Here are the five best performers to add to your portfolio.
  90. 5 ETFs Destined For The Graveyard

    The investing public doesn't like these five ETFs, and it looks like the current costs of running the funds might put them ...
  91. Introduction To Mirrored Investment Services

    Mirrored investments services are a beneficial alternative to traditional mutual funds. Discover how they work and how they ...
  92. Top 10 Asian Cities For Real Estate Investment

    Emerging Asian markets are on a building tear. Countries in the region have focused on providing the housing, infrastructure ...
  93. 3 Steps To A Profitable ETF Portfolio

    Achieve your investing goals with this simple process.
  94. An Introduction To Behavioral Finance

    Curious about how emotions and biases affect the market? Find some useful insight here.
  95. Curbing The Effects Of Inflation

    Your investments suffer when general price levels rise. Learn how you can control the damage with IPSs.
  96. The Benefits Of ETF Investing

    Exchange-traded funds provide unique opportunities for investors. Find out how.
  97. When You Should Break Your Personal Finance Rules

    You've heard all the tried and true investment tricks, but do they really apply to you? Here are four rules that you may ...
  98. Top 5 Reasons To Keep Leveraged ETFs To The Pros

    Leveraged ETFs can result in large gains, but also huge losses. Is it worth your time and money to look into them?
  99. The Utility Of Trendlines

    Trendlines give an investor a good idea of the direction an investment might move in. Discover how to make them work for ...
  100. 4 Difficult Places For Foreigners To Buy Real Estate

    Buying property in the U.S. can be a difficult process. Buying internationally can be even worse, especially in these four ...
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