Investing Articles

  1. Benchmark Your Returns With Indexes

    If your portfolio is always falling short, you may not be making an apples-to-apples comparison.
  2. An In-Depth Look At The Swap Market

    The swap market plays an important role in the global financial marketplace; find out what you need to know about it.
  3. 4 Ways To Value A Real Estate Rental Property

    Learning these concepts is the first step in getting into the real estate investment game.
  4. 5 Investors Who Move The Market

    These big names have a profound effect on the trading world.
  5. An Introduction To Sector Mutual Funds

    Investing among several different sectors in the economy is a way to diversify your portfolio.
  6. Understanding Financial Liquidity

    Understanding how this measure works in the market can help keep your finances afloat.
  7. Is Your Investment Strategy Going Extinct?

    Investors need to be aware that time moves on and often leaves trendy investing techniques in the dustbin.
  8. 5 Catastrophes And The Stocks They Hurt

    Earthquakes, tsunami, outbreaks, snow storms etc. Which stocks suffered in particular for each disaster?
  9. How Equities Affect The FX Market

    We look at how you can predict a currency movement by studying the stock market.
  10. Creating Highly Effective Hedges With Index LEAPS

    Index LEAPS can be a highly effective way to hedge a retirement portfolio consisting of index or mutual funds, without the effort of short-term options trading.
  11. 6 Companies Raising Dividends

    Adding these companies to your portfolio will mean an increase in your dividend check.
  12. 5 Ways The United States Can Get Out Of Debt

    Can the U.S. government tighten their belt enough to dig out of this debt?
  13. How Investors Can Screen For Stock Ideas

    Find out how to pick your own investments like a pro.
  14. The Risks Of Sovereign Bonds

    Sovereign debt can play an important role in providing international diversification to individual investors.
  15. How Global Events Affect The Forex Market

    Learn how politics, war and natural disasters move the forex market, and how you should respond.
  16. How To Calculate Your Investment Return

    How much are your investments actually returning? Find out why the method of calculation matters.
  17. How To Analyze A Company's Financial Position

    Find out how to calculate important ratios and compare them to market value.
  18. A Look At Corporate Profit Margins

    Take a deeper look at a company's profitability with the help of profit margin ratios.
  19. Why You Should Not Invest In Gold In 2011

    Though gold has seen impressive growth in the last five years, this may not be the best time to jump in.
  20. Is Silver The New Gold?

    With silver on the move, gold could quickly become yesterday's news.
  21. Owners Can Be Deal Killers In M&A

    A merger and acquisition advisor is often the best choice when selling a company.
  22. How Eurozone Debt Benefits Americans

    The European debt crisis has prompted investments that can benefit American economic recovery - and even boost our savings.
  23. 5 Reasons To Trade Bonds

    Investors can find great financial opportunities in the bonds markets.
  24. Do Small Investors Move The Market?

    As trading technology improves access, individual investors may have more of a say in the direction of the market.
  25. Should Congress Raise The Debt Ceiling?

    Some members of Congress say the debt ceiling must be raised while others insist it's time Uncle Sam learned how to get by without any more borrowing. We'll look at the issues at stake.
  26. If Shaq Were A Stock

    If you were to invest in Shaq at the inception of his career, what would his stock have been worth?
  27. Country Risk: What Happens When A President Dies?

    The sudden death of a country's leader can have dramatic and far-reaching effects on both domestic and world economies.
  28. 5 Unusual IRA Investments Options

    These investment vehicles are less common, but could provide great returns while diversifying your retirement holdings.
  29. The Pitfalls Of Buying A Foreclosure House

    Find out if the house you're eyeing is really a good deal.
  30. Cleaning Up Dirty Surplus Items On The Income Statement

    Dirty surplus items can skew net income. Knowing how to account for them will give you a cleaner picture.
  31. An Introduction To Closed-End Mutual Funds

    If you're looking to generate income for your investments, look no further.
  32. 6 Proven Methods For Selling Stocks

    These common techniques can help investors take some of the emotion out of deciding when to sell a stock.
  33. 5 Signs Gold Has Peaked

    Although many investors are still bullish on gold, there are indications that the run up is approaching its end.
  34. How To Evaluate A Company's Balance Sheet

    Asset performance shows how what a company owes and owns affects its investment quality.
  35. Using The ISM Manufacturing Index To Find Forex Trends

    Learn the details behind the ISM Manufacturing Index and how you can use this data to find trends in the foreign exchange market.
  36. Is Now A Good Time To Invest In Real Estate?

    From carrying costs to investment risk, there's a lot to consider before you invest in real estate.
  37. ETF Liquidity: Why It Matters

    Lower levels of liquidity in exchange-traded funds make it harder to trade them profitably.
  38. An Introduction To Real Estate Futures

    These futures are intended for institutional use, but retail investors looking to speculate on prices can benefit as well.
  39. The Stages Of A Forex Trend

    Learn how to identify the stages of the many types of trends that occur in the forex market.
  40. Will Paying Off Old Debt Boost Your Credit Score?

    Learn why paying down your debts may not always be the fast-track to improving your credit score.
  41. 5 Reports That Affect The British Pound

    The pound is one of the world's most popular traded currencies, and is heavily impacted by these factors.
  42. 5 Economic Reports That Affect The Euro

    There are hundreds of reports affecting the FX market. Find out which ones are the most relevant for traders.
  43. 5 Ways To Generate Income During Retirement

    Find out how to add supplementary income to your retirement savings and live comfortably in your golden years.
  44. President Obama's Financial Portfolio

    On May 19, the White House released the 2010 disclosure reports for Barack Obama's financials.
  45. Why Can't Economists Agree?

    There are many reasons why economists can be given the same data and come up with entirely different conclusions.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 5 Big Companies' Biggest Blunders

    These companies were once at the top of their leagues, but have since fallen to near-obscurity.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
  51. 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.
  52. Top 10 Features Of A Profitable Rental Property

    Find out what factors you should weigh when searching for income-producing real estate.
  53. Currency Swap Basics

    Find out what makes currency swaps unique and slightly more complicated than other types of swaps.
  54. Diversification: It's All About (Asset) Class

    Frustrated stock pickers rejoice - asset class selection is simpler and safer.
  55. 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.
  56. 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.
  57. Mutual Fund Or ETF: Which Is Right For You?

    Learn the differences between these investment products and how to take full advantage.
  58. 5 Must-Have Metrics For Value Investors

    These quick-and-dirty ratios will help you find the most undervalued stocks on the market.
  59. The Top 17 Investing Quotes of All Time

    Though markets may change, good investing advice is timeless.
  60. 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.
  61. 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.
  62. 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.
  63. 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.
  64. Great Investors Not Named Buffett

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

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

    Securitized assets are customizable and have a wide range of yields, making them an attractive asset class.
  67. 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.
  68. The Mega-Mall Portfolio

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

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

    These chart patterns provide entries, stops and profit targets that can be easily seen.
  71. Profiting From A Weak U.S. Dollar

    Learn how to allocate your investments when the U.S. dollar is down.
  72. 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.
  73. 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.
  74. 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.
  75. Lower Your Fees With Mutual Fund Breakpoints

    The lower the sales charge you pay, the greater your returns. Find out how to cash in.
  76. 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.
  77. 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.
  78. 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.
  79. Online Poker Goes Bust

    From a business perspective, is the recent crackdown of online poker really justified?
  80. 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.
  81. 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.
  82. Forex Trading: A Beginner's Guide

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

    Warren Buffett has long been hailed as a value investor. But is that statement still accurate?
  84. 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.
  85. How To Use Options To Make Earnings Predictions

    Use this simple three-step process to make your own earnings predictions using options data.
  86. 5 Economic Concepts Consumers Need To Know

    A solid understanding of economics helps build a strong foundation in almost every area of life.
  87. 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.
  88. 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.
  89. Profit From Forex With Currency ETFs

    There's always a bull market somewhere - and now you can find it with currency ETFs.
  90. 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?
  91. 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.
  92. Digging Deeper Into Mutual Fund Names

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

    Probability trends and profitability analysis are clearer when using this framework.
  94. 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?
  95. Mortgage Options For Underwater Homeowners

    Find out what options are available when your mortgage is greater than the value of your home.
  96. The Dangers Of Share Dilution

    Investors need to be aware of the existence of dilutive securities and how they can affect existing shareholders.
  97. 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.
  98. Information Overload: How It Hurts Investors

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

    While no one knows for certain, there are strong arguments in favor of gold's continued rise.
  100. Famous Money-Fueled Divorces

    Check out these three financial lessons you can learn from celebrity breakups.
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