Investing Articles

  1. 5 Big Companies' Biggest Blunders

    These companies were once at the top of their leagues, but have since fallen to near-obscurity.
  2. Retirement Savings: Tax-Deferred Or Tax-Exempt?

    There advantages and disadvantages to both types of savings accounts. Find out which one is right for you.
  3. Billionaire Showdown: Donald Trump Vs. Warren Buffett

    Find out how Buffett and Trump measure up to each other in terms of wealth, power and popularity.
  4. 8 Must-Have Numbers For Evaluating A Real Estate Investment

    These calculations can help you figure out if a particular property will be a valuable investment.
  5. Harmonic Patterns In The Currency Markets

    Learn how to take geometric price patterns to the next level by using Fibonacci numbers to predict movements in the forex market.
  6. Top 10 Features Of A Profitable Rental Property

    Find out what factors you should weigh when searching for income-producing real estate.
  7. Should You Buy Gold To Hedge Against U.S. Debt?

    Given America's debt situation and the current economic climate, piling into gold might seem like a no-brainer. But it isn't quite that simple.
  8. Diversification: It's All About (Asset) Class

    Frustrated stock pickers rejoice - asset class selection is simpler and safer.
  9. Currency Swap Basics

    Find out what makes currency swaps unique and slightly more complicated than other types of swaps.
  10. How To Interpret Technical Analysis Price Patterns: Triple Tops And Bottoms

    Triple and double tops and bottoms may be tough to spot, but once you learn them, they can be powerful patterns.
  11. What Is Warren Buffett's Investing Style?

    Learn the main principles that Warren Buffet uses in assessing a company. His take on value investing may surprise you.
  12. 5 Must-Have Metrics For Value Investors

    These quick-and-dirty ratios will help you find the most undervalued stocks on the market.
  13. Mutual Fund Or ETF: Which Is Right For You?

    Learn the differences between these investment products and how to take full advantage.
  14. The Top 17 Investing Quotes of All Time

    Though markets may change, good investing advice is timeless.
  15. How Forex Speculators Profited From Famous Currency Meltdowns

    Studying currency meltdowns shows traders how they can avoid big losses (or make big money) when global politics tilt the forex market.
  16. 2011 Outlook For Small Businesses

    Easier access to credit and some upcoming tax breaks included in the Affordable Care Act should help small businesses add some fuel to the economic recovery.
  17. How To Use Volume To Improve Your Trading

    Volume is a simple yet powerful way for traders and investors to increase their profits and minimize risks.
  18. Options On Gold And Silver ETFs

    Trading the commodities can mean extra expenses. These commodity-based ETFs give you the flexibility of trading like stocks.
  19. Great Investors Not Named Buffett

    Warren Buffett deserves the praise he gets, but there are many other investors worthy of study.
  20. Using Bollinger Band® "Bands" To Gauge Trends

    Find out how this smart tool can help you achieve superior analysis.
  21. Investing In Securitized Products

    Securitized assets are customizable and have a wide range of yields, making them an attractive asset class.
  22. Trading Gold And Silver Futures Contracts

    If you are a hedger or a speculator, gold and silver futures contracts offer a world of profit-making opportunities.
  23. The Mega-Mall Portfolio

    This portfolio is designed specifically for shopaholics in keeping with Peter Lynch's mandate to "invest in what you know."
  24. A Guide To Investing In Oil Markets

    Find out how to take advantage of this market without having to open a futures account.
  25. Most Commonly Used Forex Chart Patterns

    These chart patterns provide entries, stops and profit targets that can be easily seen.
  26. 4 Ways To Forecast Currency Changes

    Whether you are a business or a trader, having an exchange rate forecast to guide your decisions helps to minimize risks and maximize returns.
  27. Profiting From A Weak U.S. Dollar

    Learn how to allocate your investments when the U.S. dollar is down.
  28. Buffett's Biggest Missteps

    Looking at the track record of this famously successful investor, it is clear that even keen investors can make the same mistakes more than once.
  29. Why Gold Prices Keep Rising

    Gold has returned more than 120% over the last five years. Find out why some analysts think this investment still has room to grow.
  30. Lower Your Fees With Mutual Fund Breakpoints

    The lower the sales charge you pay, the greater your returns. Find out how to cash in.
  31. What S&P's Warning On U.S. Debt Means

    A downgrade of the U.S. credit rating could have far-reaching effects across markets.
  32. The 4 Safest Investments Right Now

    If you have money that you can't lose, these options are a low-risk solution to preserving principal.
  33. How To Trade The Head And Shoulders Pattern

    The head-and-shoulders chart pattern is a popular and easy-to-spot pattern - once a trader is aware of what they are watching for.
  34. Online Poker Goes Bust

    From a business perspective, is the recent crackdown of online poker really justified?
  35. Hamburger Economics: The Big Mac Index

    In theory, PPP stands up much better than it does in reality. Find out how to evaluate currencies according to the price of a Big Mac.
  36. How To Analyze Real Estate Investment Trusts

    REITs are much like dividend-paying companies, but analyzing them requires consideration of the accounting treatment of property.
  37. Forex Trading: A Beginner's Guide

    Learn about the forex market and some beginner trading strategies to get started.
  38. Is Warren Buffett Really A Value Investor?

    Warren Buffett has long been hailed as a value investor. But is that statement still accurate?
  39. How To Use Options To Make Earnings Predictions

    Use this simple three-step process to make your own earnings predictions using options data.
  40. Don't Get Busted By A Back-Door Registration

    Foreign firms have found a way to skirt regulations and gain access to American exchanges, and it's putting you at risk. Find out what you can do to protect yourself.
  41. 5 Economic Concepts Consumers Need To Know

    A solid understanding of economics helps build a strong foundation in almost every area of life.
  42. The S&P Downgrade: What Does It Mean?

    Standard & Poor's downgraded the outlook on U.S. Treasuries from "stable" to "negative." We'll look at what this means for investors.
  43. 7 Facts You Didn't Know About The Greenback

    There's more to that $10 bill in your pocket than you think - read on for some interesting facts about U.S. currency.
  44. Profit From Forex With Currency ETFs

    There's always a bull market somewhere - and now you can find it with currency ETFs.
  45. The Danger Of A 401(k) Flameout

    It looks like the 401(k) has failed, but what are the repercussions, and how can you protect yourself?
  46. Introduction To Technical Analysis Price Patterns

    To "find your game" in technical analysis, you need to be able to recognize reversals and continuations as they form.
  47. Digging Deeper Into Mutual Fund Names

    Go beyond the name and find out if that fund fits into your portfolio.
  48. Get A Richer Picture With The Penman-Nissim Framework

    Probability trends and profitability analysis are clearer when using this framework.
  49. Where's The Next Housing Bubble?

    Countries outside of the U.S. are showing definite signs of housing bubbles - but which will be the first to pop?
  50. The Dangers Of Share Dilution

    Investors need to be aware of the existence of dilutive securities and how they can affect existing shareholders.
  51. Mortgage Options For Underwater Homeowners

    Find out what options are available when your mortgage is greater than the value of your home.
  52. Information Overload: How It Hurts Investors

    There's a fine line between staying informed and being overloaded with financial information.
  53. Why Gold Could Go Even Higher

    While no one knows for certain, there are strong arguments in favor of gold's continued rise.
  54. How To Value A Real Estate Investment Property

    Make sure you know what your real estate investment is worth before you sign the ownership papers.
  55. Famous Money-Fueled Divorces

    Check out these three financial lessons you can learn from celebrity breakups.
  56. Why You Should Care About Chinese Inflation

    Because of the close ties created by global trade, China's inflation problem is our problem too.
  57. How Inflation-Fighting Techniques Affect The Currency Market

    Central banks use these strategies to calm inflation, but they can also provide longer-term clues for forex traders.
  58. The Fab Five: South Africa Joins BRIC

    South Africa's inclusion in BRIC is considered premature by some, but there could be a method to the madness.
  59. 5 Essential Things You Need To Know About Every Stock You Buy

    Investing is easy but investing successfully is tough. Knowing these five essentials can help save you time when researching a stock.
  60. What It Really Takes To Succeed In Business

    It takes a lot more than an Ivy League education to become a CEO.
  61. 5 Easy Steps To Becoming A Millionaire

    Find out some easy-to-follow tips for setting yourself up to become a millionaire.
  62. How To Create A Laddered CD Portfolio

    Laddered certificates of deposit offer safe capital and predictable cash flow, while bringing simplicity to your portfolio.
  63. The Contenders For Warren Buffett's Job

    Berkshire Hathaway has said that no one person can fill Buffett's shoes once he retires, but who are the candidates for the job(s)?
  64. Deadly Flaws In Major Market Indicators

    These indicators give investors and experts some data to work with, but they're far from perfect measures.
  65. How The Power Of The Masses Drives The Market

    Market psychology is an undeniably powerful force. Find out what you can do about it.
  66. Short Interest: What It Tells Us

    This figure can be a real eye-opener about the market sentiment surrounding a given stock.
  67. The Least Accessible Markets To Investors

    International investing is a great idea, but investors will find that many markets are largely closed to them.
  68. How To Pick The Best Telecom Stocks

    This ever-changing industry can leave investors scratching their heads. Find out which metrics matter.
  69. The 6 Highest Paid People On Wall Street

    Learn more about the top Wall Street investors who made their fortunes with high-stakes hedge funds.
  70. The Difference Between Finance And Economics

    Learn the differences between these closely related disciplines and how they inform and influence each other.
  71. Find Forex Profit With The RSI Rollercoaster

    This high-reward setup will provide plenty of ups and downs before a big climb.
  72. Investing In The Metals Markets

    Learn the many options available for investing in the earth's chemical elements, such as gold, silver and rare-earth metals.
  73. What Is The Best Sector To Invest In Right Now?

    The consumer staples sector may become more appealing as investors look to invest in companies with stable earnings, growth potential and generous dividends.
  74. Valuing Firms Using Present Value Of Free Cash Flows

    When trying to evaluate a company, it always comes down to determining the value of the free cash flows and discounting them to today.
  75. 5 Investment Risks Created By Global Warming

    Climate-change deniers and believers alike would be wise to prepare for the worst.
  76. The 6 Most Common Portfolio Protection Strategies

    It's impossible to avoid all risk, but these strategies can help protect you against the worst of it.
  77. 7 Reasons You Shouldn't Invest In Oil

    The prediction of record oil prices isn't enough to make this commodity a good investment.
  78. How The Japanese Crisis Affects The US

    If long-term economic disruptions arise in Japan, they can be expected to have noticeable effects on the U.S. economy. Find out why.
  79. Buffett's World Travels

    What the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway thinks of various developing countries and which has the most potential.
  80. 4 Clean-Energy Alternatives To Uranium

    There are many clean alternative sources of fuel and power that can be used in place of uranium.
  81. Do Mergers Save Or Cost Consumers Money?

    A merger or acquisition can actually be beneficial to the customer - find out how, in this article.
  82. 4 Commodities Affected By World Conflicts

    What happens to commodities when political disagreements lead to war?
  83. Why The Yen Is So Strong

    We look at why the yen strengthened after the tsunami and how it impacts the global economy.
  84. Fees Big Investors Don't Pay

    Find out about the big savings that wealthy traders enjoy over smaller investors.
  85. Protect Your Portfolio Against Inflation And Deflation

    Inflation and deflation are opposite sides of the same coin. When both are threatening, here's what to do to keep your portfolio safe.
  86. How Stock Market Indexes Changed Investing

    Find out how the first market averages were calculated and what they mean for investors today.
  87. 4 Characteristics Of Recession-Proof Companies

    Investors can find profitable companies - even in a recession. It's all about knowing where to look.
  88. Uncover Forex Profits With The Turn Trade

    Pick tops and bottoms while still trading within the overall framework of a trend.
  89. Introduction To The Chinese Banking System

    As China steps into a greater role in the global economic system, their banking system continues to evolve.
  90. 4 Tips For Joining An Investment Club

    These circles of like-minded people are a wonderful way to explore investing without laying out large sums.
  91. A Beginner's Guide To Scalping In The Forex Markets

    We look at what scalping is, how to do it and the characteristics of a successful forex scalper.
  92. Go Green With Socially Responsible Investing

    Find out how morals and ethics can bring you a surprising return.
  93. 5 Top Investors Who Profited From The Recession

    These smart investors weren't scared off by the recession, and it paid off in a big way.
  94. Should You Invest According To Your Age?

    Common asset allocation advice could have you running out of money late in life.
  95. 4 Common Active Trading Strategies

    Learn four of the most popular active trading strategies and why active trading isn't limited to professional traders anymore.
  96. Buy Side Vs. Sell Side Analysts

    Find out the difference between these two Wall Street jobs.
  97. Event-Linked Bonds: Competing Against A Catastrophe

    These debt instruments can blow new wind into your portfolio, but only if you can handle the risk.
  98. How To Construct A High-Risk Portfolio

    Over time, intelligent and disciplined risk-seeking behavior can produce substantially above-average returns.
  99. The Economics Of A Successful Marriage

    These theories can keep multi-million dollar corporations afloat, so they should be able to increase the odds of wedded bliss.
  100. 5 Ways To Save On Real Estate Fees

    Even a 1% reduction in real estate commissions can save you thousands of dollars.
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