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  1. Emerging Market ETFs EEM and VWO: Which is Better?

    Based on current conditions, one ETF will look more appealing than the other on the surface, but you always need to look ...
  2. Buy Stock With Insiders: How To Track Insider Buying

    Insider buying can be a sign that a company's stock prices will soon rise. Here's how to keep track of insider buying on ...
  3. How To Start a Hedge Fund In the United States

    A general overview of how to start a hedge fund firm in the United States, including complying with state and federal regulations. ...
  4. A Guide Of Option Trading Strategies For Beginners

    Options offer alternative strategies for investors to profit from trading underlying securities, provided the beginner understands ...
  5. Does The US Fear The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank?

    The AIIB has the U.S. fearful of their decreasing influence in both developing economies and the world economy.
  6. Green Technology: A Solid Investment Choice?

    With global investing in green energy on the rise, there are abundant opportunities for environmentally responsible, financially ...
  7. Top Alternative Investments To The Stock Market

    Dislike the stock market or want greater diversity? Here are some alternatives.
  8. How To Start A Hedge Fund In The UK

    Starting a new hedge fund in the United Kingdom is more complex than in the United States. We discuss UK laws and regulations ...
  9. How Much Cash Should You Keep In The Bank?

    With its barely-there interest rates, which portion of your money belongs in a bank, not somewhere else?
  10. Want To Work At a Hedge Fund? These Are The Top Entry-Level Jobs

    Lucrative salary, high perks, and best quantitative brains at work - Here are the common entry level positions for those ...
  11. Why These are 2015's Top 3 Travel Industry Stocks

    These three travel-related companies are growing their businesses on both the top and bottom lines. Here's why.
  12. A Look at EAFE Index (EFA) ETF

    The iShares MSCI EAFE is a unique ETF with exposure to high quality companies, but is it likely to be a good bet going forward? ...
  13. How To Avoid The 5 Most Dangerous Market Scenarios

    Recognizing the five most dangerous market scenarios can save a fortune in avoidable losses, setting the stage for long term ...
  14. Why & How To Reevaluate Your Trading Strategy At Midday

    Take a step back at the lunch hour and reevaluate the trading day.
  15. Are You Ready To Be A Professional Trader?

    Here's help in making the quantum leap from novice to crackerjack trader.
  16. The Biggest Threats to Netflix

    A look at the biggest threats to Netflix and whether it can maintain its current growth rate.
  17. This ETF Can Weather Any Market Condition

    Looking for a winning ETF that's capable of performing in almost any environment?
  18. Emerging Markets to Avoid in 2015

    Looking to gain exposure to emerging markets in 2015? Avoid these two.
  19. Is this ETF Your Best Bet for Emerging Markets?

    Are emerging markets still emerging? If you believe so, this ETF could be your best bet.
  20. Top 7 Roth IRA Stocks for 2015

    Looking for stocks with long-term potential for your Roth IRA? Here are the top seven picks for 2015.
  21. Brokerage Reviews: TradeStation Vs. Interactive Brokers

    These are among the most sophisticated brokers in the industry in terms of investment offerings, market access and technology.
  22. A Risky Maneuver To Jumpstart Japan's Economy

    Japan's government and the Bank of Japan are buying large amounts of government bonds in an effort to spark economic activity, ...
  23. Post-Election Opportunities For Nigerian Oil

    Nigeria has an historic opportunity to reform and improve its oil industry now that elections are over.
  24. What Education Do You Need To Become A Billionaire?

    What kind of education does it take to become a billionaire? We take a look at the formal and informal education of the world's ...
  25. Are There Taxes On Bitcoins?

    Here is a short guide to the tax implications when using or investing in bitcoins in the US.
  26. How To Mimic A Hedge Fund Strategy

    Hedge fund replication strategies are beneficial to individual investors who would like hedge fund-like returns without the ...
  27. Brokerage Review: How Useful Is TradeStation?

    TradeStation uses its experience in developing early groundbreaking trading software to create and enhance its own online ...
  28. Analyzing Google's Balance Sheet

    We take a look at Google's balance sheet to learn about the health of the company and how well it is run.
  29. What Is Litecoin And How Does It Work?

    Litecoin is one of the major competitors to bitcoin. Litecoin differs from bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in various ...
  30. At Look at REITS vs. Real Estate Mutual Funds

    REITs and real estate mutual funds have their differences, but they both offer liquidity and easy access to diversified real ...
  31. Are These 2015's 10 Best Telecom Stocks?

    Telecom stocks offer generous dividend yields, but it's imperative to make sure those dividends are likely to stay in place. ...
  32. Why 'Menu' is a 4-Letter Word at McDonald's

    McDonald's has taken care of its shareholders through the years, but the brand has suffered recently. What is likely to happen ...
  33. Use Round Numbers To Work The Market To Your Favor

    Trading around round numbers like 10, 50 and 100 display unique market dynamics that translate into profitable trading opportunities.
  34. How To Prepare For Volatile Markets?

    News surrounding market volatility might make one never to invest again: headlines speak of “roller coasters”, “turbulence” ...
  35. How to Manage Risk in Your Personal Portfolio

    To best manage your portfolio, first determine your risk tolerance.
  36. Is the EWZ Brazil ETF a Buy Right Now?

    An in depth look at iShares MSCI Brazil Capped, the largest ETF offering exposure to this emerging market.
  37. Investors Lack Alternative Investing Knowledge

    A recent survey shows that investors lack knowledge of alternative investments. Here is what advisors can do to combat this. ...
  38. Understanding Negative Rates Of Europe's Central Banks

    We are currently seeing negative central bank deposit rates and government and corporate bonds with negative yields, but ...
  39. Is Now A Good Time To Invest in Tesla?

    Tesla offers prospects for rewards, but risks are many. Risks include strong competition, rewards include market potential ...
  40. Invesco PowerShares: Joining Indexing, Smart Beta

    Invesco's PowerShares is trying to make a mark with smart-beta funds that put a distinctive twist on popular investment themes
  41. Top Investments for a Strong U.S. Dollar

    Looking to benefit from a strong U.S. dollar? Consider these stocks.
  42. Investing in REITs: What You Need to Know

    Thinking of investing in REITs? Here's what you need to know first.
  43. What's the Best ETF for Exposure to Mexico?

    Mexico should look more enticing to investors than in the past for a very good reason. Is EWW the way to play it?
  44. Trade Forex Through Inside Day Breakout Strategy

    Inside day breakout is a popular strategy for forex trading. Here's how to recognize the patterns, entry/exit points and ...
  45. Effective Risk Control With Scaling Trading Strategies

    Scaling strategies allow for greater risk control than simple entries or exits, letting traders seek the most advantageous ...
  46. The Fed's Impact On Emerging Markets

    Higher US interest rates could make it more expensive for emerging market borrowers to service their debt commitments.
  47. How To Start A Hedge Fund In Canada

    Would-be hedge fund managers in Canada need to understand the laws and regulations that must be followed in order to start ...
  48. Can Europe’s QE Be A Stimulus For U.S. Investors?

    Finding value in today’s markets has been difficult, so many investors are turning to opportunities outside of the U.S. But ...
  49. Risks and Rewards of Biotech Companies

    We look at the risks and rewards of investing in biotech companies.
  50. How To Create Your Very Own ETF

    ETFs are useful investment tools, and now thanks to Motif Investing, investors can create their own with ease.
  51. Benefits From A Tango Of China-US Trade and Debt

    China has been accumulating US debt for many decades. Here's why it continues to do so, and the risks and benefits of this ...
  52. Is Robinhood A Threat To Big Brokerage Companies?

    Robinhood's commission-free investing has been viewed as a threat to existing brokerages, but the company's business model ...
  53. Arbitrage Strategies With Binary Options

    Looking for arbitrage opportunities in Binary Options? Here are the ways to encash on those, with the opportunities, risks ...
  54. Top Short Leveraged Oil ETFs, ETNs

    Think oil will continue to fall? Consider these leveraged ETFs and ETNs.
  55. A Look at the Pros and Cons of Muni Bonds

    Considering muni bonds? Here's a look at their pros and cons.
  56. Is HYG a Smart High Yield Corporate Bond Play?

    High yield is in high demand, but whether or not you should invest in iShares HYG ETF will depend heavily on your risk appetite. ...
  57. Do I Need A Personal Accountant?

    You know you need to keep your personal finances better organized. Should you hire professional help, and if so what kind?
  58. Use Volume And Emotion To Tackle Topping Patterns

    Selling short in a topping pattern offers an advantageous reward-to-risk profile, but it can be hard to find good entry prices. ...
  59. What’s The Essence Of Smart Beta In Fixed Income?

    In essence, smart beta strategies seek to re-write index rules to capture factors, such as value, quality, or low volatility, ...
  60. Welcome Back, Volatility

    Volatility is likely to resurface as the Federal Reserve gets closer to adjusting its monetary policy stance, even if that ...
  61. Where And How To Trade Energy Stocks

    Energy futures set a high bar to entry for individual traders and investors, redirecting exposure into sector equities and ...
  62. The Future of Big Pharma Stocks

    A look at the future health of big pharma stocks.
  63. Is it Safe to Invest in MLPs Again?

    The best bet right now for investors seeking to play a rebound in the price of oil may very well be ETFs that invest in energy ...
  64. Want to Focus on Tech? Consider this ETF

    QQQ has appreciated over 75% over the past three years. Is this trend likely to continue?
  65. How to Do the Fundamental And Technical Combo Trade

    Fundamental and technical analyses should be viewed as complementary rather than competing practices. When combined, these ...
  66. How Trading ETFs is Different from Trading Stocks

    We explain when ETFs may be better suited than stocks for inclusion in a portfolio.
  67. Is It Possible To Trade Bitcoin Options?

    Options trading in bitcoins is a good way to insure or hedge one's risks or earn profits from volatility and speculation, ...
  68. New Tech Capitals Emerging In Various U.S. States

    While Silicon Valley has long been recognized as the home of tech giants, an increasing number of cities around the country ...
  69. How To Invest Outside Your Comfort Zone?

    Sometimes, when it comes to investing, we have to step outside of our comfort zone and use investment tools to express a ...
  70. How Do Millennial Women Invest?

    The theme for Women’s History Month is “Make it Happen”, and that is exactly what millennial women are doing when it comes ...
  71. The 10 Riskiest Investments

    Investors seeking high returns must also be prepared for high risk. Here are ten of the riskiest investments available.
  72. Feed Your Appetite For Chipotle Stock with Options

    Chipotle's stock may be out of the average person's price range, but options in-the-money call options offer a way to invest ...
  73. Trade Covered Calls On High Dividend Paying Stocks

    We explain the risks, rewards, timing, and profit and loss considerations for covered calls with dividend stocks.
  74. How To Apply Technical Indicators To Mutual Funds

    Mutual funds do not readily lend themselves to technical analysis, but investors can use common indicators to evaluate mutual ...
  75. Was Buffet Right about Derivatives as WMDs?

    Why Warren Buffet described derivatives as weapons of mass destruction, and when can they be helpful or harmful?
  76. What’s Driving U.S. Stocks? Irony.

    A seesaw week for U.S. stocks ended on the upside last week, though the rally was more a function of slow growth rather than ...
  77. How To Choose The Right ETF?

    Choosing the right ETF really isn’t that complicated. If you stay focused on a few key areas, you may find the experience ...
  78. A Trader's Look at the S&P 500

    Moving averages are sending an important signal, and it's probably not what you think.
  79. Cloud Investments: Profitable If Chosen Carefully

    By owning stock in cloud-based service companies, you can follow the latest trends and make money from the explosive growth ...
  80. What Tech Companies Seeking Funding Must Overcome

    Tech companies face a unique set of challenges, including a need for timely responses to changes in technology and difficulty ...
  81. How To Trade Foreign Stocks

    We weigh the major ways to trade foreign stocks for investors.
  82. Why Is Arbitrage Trading Legal?

    Not only is arbitrage legal in the US and most developed countries, it can be beneficial to the overall health of a market.
  83. Want to Go Long Natural Gas? Eye the UGAZ ETN

    Is UGAZ the best way to play natural gas? Maybe not.
  84. Vietnam -- New Asian Hot Spot For Tech Investment

    Vietnam now has a rapidly expanding tech sector that's attracting investors from around the globe due to low business costs ...
  85. How Bitcoin Can Change The World

    Bitcoin has the potential to not only create savings for consumer, but also to transform global transactions.
  86. Can Bitcoin Be Hacked?

    Can bitcoin itself be hacked?
  87. How ETF Arbitrage Works

    ETF arbitrage brings the market price of ETFs back in line with net asset values when divergence happens. But how does ETF ...
  88. Want Emerging Market REIT Exposure? Eye These ETFs

    It's possible (and easy) to invest in emerging market real estate from the United States — just look at these REIT ETFs. ...
  89. Should the YYY ETF Be on Your Radar?

    Why you should, or shouldn't, invest in YYY.
  90. 12 Experts Explain The Secret To Buffett’s Success

    We interviewed some of America’s biggest money experts, and threw them a gauntlet: Tell us the secret to Warren Buffett’s ...
  91. Buffett’s Most Misunderstood Investment Advice

    Warren Buffett is undeniably the most successful investor in history. He's constantly ask for advice, and he is never short ...
  92. The Tangled Web of Interest Rates, Mortgage Rates, And The Economy

    The article looks into the interwoven relationship between the economy, interest rates, and mortgage rates.
  93. The Top Five Stocks For Novice Swing Traders

    New to Swing Trading? Here are the top five stocks recommended for swing trading.
  94. Crowdfunding: Wide Opening For Tech Investors

    Crowdfunding has dramatically changed investing and opened the door for the public to get in on all types of exciting startups, ...
  95. The First Thing You Should Do With Your Tax Refund

    Nobody likes to pay taxes, but everyone loves to get a tax refund. When the check arrives in the mail, it's hard to resist ...
  96. Oil Investments Boost Egypt's Recovery Prospects

    Major foreign oil companies have provided a big boost to the Egyptian economy by agreeing to invest around US$17 billion ...
  97. Why The Russian Economy Rises and Falls With Oil

    The Russian economy depends on profitable oil production to pay for the cost of government, prop up the ruble, and provide ...
  98. China's Silicon Valley: Zhongguancun

    Just like in the US, several of China's leading tech companies are headquartered in one spot. China's Silicon Valley is Zhongguancun, ...
  99. Four Key Pharmaceuticals ETFs To Consider

    ETF funds are now very liquid investments and are suitable to investors who seek to match the price performance of the indexes ...
  100. How Oil Prices Impact the U.S. Economy

    Now that the United States has increased oil production through shale oil and fracking, low oil prices can harm the U.S. ...
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