Investing Articles

  1. Wall Street History: We Fell On Black Days

    This week in financial history, Wall Street suffers some disastrous days.
  2. How Much Trading Capital Do Forex Traders Need?

    Even a small pip profit can mean substantial percentage returns over time.
  3. Trading The Soft Commodity Markets

    Learn the contract specifications for a few of the most heavily traded commodities.
  4. 10 Reasons To Fear The U.S. Economy

    With Halloween around the corner, here are some spooky thoughts about the economy.
  5. Water Cooler Finance: Ghosts Of Economies Past

    Will old disasters come back to haunt the markets in the time for Halloween?
  6. Does Bad PR Make For A Good Investing Opportunity?

    Like most other kinds of turnaround investing, investing in the face of bad PR can be a high-risk/high-reward situation.
  7. Haunting Wall Street: The Halloween Terminology Of Investing

    Beware of zombies and Jekyll and Hyde companies! Read about the spooky terms circulating Wall Street.
  8. Mutual Funds: Brand Names Vs. House Brands

    Find out whether an in-house fund will serve you better than a major company's fund offerings.
  9. How To Compare Yields On Different Bonds

    Find out how to equalize and compare fixed-income investments with different yield conventions.
  10. The 6 Fastest-Growing Economies

    A look at the economic growth in several developing countries.
  11. 5 Ways To Invest In Currencies

    As the economies of some countries sputter and former third-world countries are beginning to emerge, currency investing is becoming more intriguing. Learn ways to make money on money with the foreign exchange market.
  12. Bet Smarter With The Monte Carlo Simulation

    This technique can reduce uncertainty in estimating future outcomes.
  13. 5 Could-Be Bubbles Waiting To Burst

    Investors should approach these markets with caution, as prices and expectations seem to be ahead of reality.
  14. 3 Alternative Ways To Assess Your Investment Manager

    Find out whether your funds are being managed according to your goals.
  15. Wall Street History: Panics, Scandals And Rogue Traders (Oh My!)

    This week chronicles the heroics of J.P. Morgan, a classic embargo battle, the first of Wall Streets' dark days and much more.
  16. Hotshots Needed For Commodity Trading Advisor Positions

    If you can multi-task and you enjoy a good challenge, this lucrative career could be a perfect fit.
  17. Forget BRIC, It's Time For CIVETS

    BRIC was the emerging market shorthand for the first decade, now it's time for CIVETS.
  18. 7 Billionaires' First Jobs

    We all know of these famous billionaires, and how they made their money. But have you ever wondered how they got their start?
  19. Can You Dispute A Foreclosure?

    The bank has foreclosed on your mortgage, but do you really have to leave? Learn how to fend off the lenders and gain the time you need to save your home.
  20. Water Cooler Finance: The Beginning Of A Foreclosure Crisis?

    This week in financial news, robo-signers are explained and Buffett is selling more stock.
  21. Top 8 Ways Lose Money On Bonds

    Find out what these common ways are so that you can avoid them - and the losses that follow.
  22. 4 Key Factors To Building A Profitable Portfolio

    Buying stocks is a careful balance of risk and reward. Learn to identify your risk tolerance and financial goals with these fundamental tips.
  23. Can You Make Money Renting Your Property?

    Current market conditions may make your home a tough sell. It could be time to consider renting your property until a profitable sale is possible.
  24. The Skinny On Canadian Sports Lotteries

    Putting your money where your mouth is on the favourite team could add some spice to your sports viewing.
  25. Introduction To Weather Derivatives

    Learn about a financial instrument that makes temperature a tradable commodity.
  26. Top 4 Nightmares For Real Estate Investors

    Renting out your property is not without risks; the good news is, they don't have to keep you up at night.
  27. FYI On ROI: A Guide To Calculating Return On Investment

    Return on investment is a simple equation that can give you an edge when fine-tuning your portfolio - here's how to use it.
  28. Drastic Currency Changes: What's The Cause?

    Currency fluctuations often defy logic. Learn the trends and factors that result in these movements.
  29. Trailing-Stop Techniques

    The important decision to exit a position must be based on more than emotion if you want to be a disciplined trader.
  30. Commodity Prices Are Pinching Consumers

    Prices of commodities - cotton, wheat, coffee, etc. - have recently spiked. Learn how that affects consumers.
  31. Cut Your Tax Bill With Donor-Advised Funds

    Beat the tax man come April 15 by investing in a charity-friendly fund.
  32. 10 Timeless Rules For Investors

    Find out what most investors are doing wrong, and how you can do it right.
  33. Bond Portfolios Made Easy

    Bonds have typically been viewed as stocks' less-glamorous sidekick, but they deserve a little more respect from investors.
  34. 4 Things To Know About Earnings Season

    Investors should know that earnings reports are not just about the earnings.
  35. 5 Businesses That Rise As The Temperature Falls

    Not many people welcome the snow and cold, but these businesses depend on it to increase sales and profitability.
  36. The Best And Worst Investing Advice

    Some financial sayings are worth a second look, even if they seem to be set in stone.
  37. Proposed Tax Changes: Will You Pay More Or Less?

    Expiring tax credits, changing income brackets - it's hard to keep up with proposed tax changes.
  38. How To Sell Put Options To Benefit In Any Market

    As long as the underlying stocks are of companies you are happy to own, put selling can be a lucrative strategy.
  39. 7 Austerity Measures For Your Personal Budget

    Many European countries are implementing tough austerity measures to curb their spending. Find out how you can do the same to your household budget.
  40. Rolling Over Company Stock: A Decision To Think Twice About

    It may be more beneficial for you to pay tax now than deferring it to an IRA. We show you how and why.
  41. The Generation Y Investment Portfolio

    Generation Y is significantly different from past generations. Find out how you can profit from these trends.
  42. Use Duration And Convexity To Measure Bond Risk

    Find out how this measure can help fixed-income investors manage their portfolios.
  43. Are Your Stocks Doomed?

    When a company is headed for trouble, the warning signs are usually there. Learn how to spot disaster.
  44. 8 Tax Cuts Set To Expire In 2011

    Find out what the expiration of the Bush tax cuts in 2011 would mean for you.
  45. Easy Ways To Diversify Your Portfolio

    Diversification is a vital investment tool, and well within the reach of even small investors.
  46. How Does The Yen Affect American Finance?

    Although it has fallen to number four on the trading partner list, Japan and its currency have a large impact on the American economy.
  47. Wall Street History: Japan Inc, Bailout Beginnings And Tax Reform

    The curse of September continues this week in history.
  48. Leverage: Increasing Your Real Estate Net Worth

    Few homeowners think of their mortgages as leverage, but careful use of this asset can help them maximize their net worth.
  49. Top 5 Reasons To Invest In Currencies

    Here's why you should get into the forex market.
  50. Hedge Funds' Higher Returns Come At A Price

    Learn how hedge funds win big gains for investors - and why they sometimes lose.
  51. What Is Your Risk Tolerance?

    Forget the cliches and uncover how much volatility you can really stand.
  52. Water Cooler Finance: The End Of The Recession

    Aside from some flat unemployment rates and Blockbuster's bankruptcy filing, this week's financial news was pretty positive.
  53. When The Federal Reserve Intervenes (And Why)

    The Federal Reserve doesn't interfere with the economy every time it flounders. Find out more here.
  54. Your Worst Financial Mistakes And Why You Made Them

    No one intends to make a financial mistake, but an unexpected disaster or poor planning could leave you in financial distress.
  55. Trading The QQQQ With In-The-Money Put Spreads

    Even beginners may use this strategy to trade a bullish outlook.
  56. The Wealth Gap: Developing Nations Are Catching Up

    The difference between rich, developed nations and poor, developing nations is shrinking. Find out what this means for you.
  57. Wall Street History: WaMu's Collapse, Black Friday And LTCM

    The end of September has historically been one of the worst times in finance. Find out why.
  58. Companies You Think Are Canadian

    Their advertising and brands scream Canadian, but are these companies really owned elsewhere?
  59. Top 3 Pitfalls Of Discounted Cash Flow Analysis

    The DCF method can be difficult to apply to real-life valuations. Find out where it comes up short.
  60. Do-It-Yourself Analyst Predictions

    Regular investors can build their own financial models using the mosaic theory.
  61. Finding The Best Yields

    Using yields to supplement earnings can mean big bucks, with the right strategy.
  62. The 5 Wealthiest Private Foundations

    These huge foundations are dedicated to causes ranging from healthcare to education and the arts.
  63. Build America Bonds: Should You Buy?

    BABs are part of the recovery act created by the Obama administration. Find out how they work and whether they could work for you.
  64. Investing Myths That Need To Go

    Certain investing myths just won't die. Find out how dated sayings could be costing you.
  65. Wall Street History: Steve Jobs Returns To Apple

    From the bombing of Wall Street to the return of Jobs, this week in financial history has it all.
  66. Take Advantage Of Dollar-Cost Averaging

    We explain how dollar-cost averaging offers protection and opportunity in a sinking market.
  67. Know Your Counterparty When Day Trading

    This can provide insight into how the market is likely to act based on your presence, orders and transactions.
  68. 5 Sectors To Avoid In A Market Crash

    These stocks did worse than the market in the meltdown, suggesting investors should approach these sectors at their peril.
  69. 6 Weird Ways To Invest

    Plenty of people have made it big-time by investing in unusual, wacky things.
  70. 10 Habits Of Highly Effective Real Estate Investors

    The best real estate investors all share these traits and practices.
  71. 6 Investing Tips You Learned In Elementary School

    Our grade school lessons come in handy when it comes to personal finance and investing.
  72. Introduction To Money Market Mutual Funds

    Learn about the easiest way to benefit from money market securities.
  73. Should Your Options Go Naked?

    Compare naked strategies to credit spreads and see if the unlimited risk of going naked is worth it.
  74. Casino Stats: Why Gamblers Rarely Win

    Gambling is never a reliable source of supplementary income. Read on to find out why.
  75. Wall Street History: Fannie And Freddie Are Bailed Out

    This week in financial history saw the first Chrysler bailout, the retirement of a superstar CEO and much more.
  76. 6 Basic Financial Ratios And What They Reveal

    These formulas can help you pick better stocks for your portfolio once you learn how to use them.
  77. Do Financial Decisions Get Better With Age?

    Like a fine wine, you no doubt get better as you get older, but your money choices might not.
  78. What To Do If The Market Crashes Again

    Read these six tips and learn how to be prepared when the market inevitably falters.
  79. Spotting Companies In Financial Distress

    What are the warning signs that a company is struggling - or worse, sinking - financially? Read on to find out.
  80. Why Retirees Can't Count On Muni Bonds

    Interest may not be tax-exempt for seniors with Medicare or Social Security benefits.
  81. How To Avoid Emotional Investing

    Most investors buy high and sell low, but you can avoid this trap by using some simple strategies.
  82. 7 Secrets Of Wall Street

    Wall Street brokers: They’re all millionaires, walking around New York in their fancy suits as they rake in the big bucks, right? Think again. Here are some Wall Street secrets that go against all these popular beliefs.
  83. Investing Tips That Can Leave You Broke

    To avoid taking a few risky wrong turns and ending up bankrupt, be wary of these investing tips (one or more that you've probably seen on late-night television).
  84. Water Cooler Finance: The New iPod And The Roller Coaster Market

    The market continues to threaten to jump the tracks, but take heart; Apple continues to deliver shiny gadgets for us to play with.
  85. Using Historical Volatility To Gauge Future Risk

    Use these calculations to uncover the risk involved in your investments.
  86. Crash-Proof Sectors You Should Be Watching Now

    Although no industry is impervious, these sectors may add some safety to your portfolio.
  87. 5 Stock Sectors To Hold If The Market Crashes

    Equities can seem scary when the economy is volatile, but these holdings can be profitable in the long run.
  88. Currency Carry Trades 101

    This strategy can provide returns even if the currency pair doesn't move a cent.
  89. Wall Street History: Warren Buffett's Birthday!

    This week in financial history, the Oracle of Omaha celebrates a big birthday.
  90. A Primer On Offshore Drilling

    Learn the important ratios and terms that you'll need to know to get involved in this trading sector.
  91. Can Perpetual Contrarians Profit As Traders?

    Succeeding as a contrarian is all about knowing when to act on your opinion about the next turn in the market.
  92. 6 Spending Tips From Frugal Billionaires

    You don't get to be a billionaire by spending a lot of money.
  93. 5 Questions To Ask Your Potential Financial Advisor

    If you are looking for a financial advisor, you'll need to know the questions to ask in order to fully understand your financial situation and plan.
  94. Water Cooler Finance: The Ups And Downs Of A Double-Dip Recession

    This week in finance, disappointing economic indicators increased worries about an extended recession.
  95. Proxy Voting Gives Fund Shareholders A Say

    You have the right to take part in important company decisions - even if you cannot attend the meetings.
  96. How The Sharpe Ratio Can Oversimplify Risk

    When it comes to hedge funds, this measure is not reliable on its own.
  97. The Best Business To Be In During A Recovery (And Why)

    Where are the best places to be when an economy starts to recover?
  98. Getting Started In Forex

    Before entering this market, you should define what you need from your broker and from your strategy.
  99. Green Energy: Why We're Still Not Using It

    The reason we are still dependent on fossil fuels for energy is about as old as the fossils themselves. Read on to find out why.
  100. Can You Afford To Dip Into Your RRSP Early?

    Canadians have their own considerations to make before choosing early retirement.
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