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  1. Risks and Rewards of Biotech Companies

    We look at the risks and rewards of investing in biotech companies.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. Arbitrage Strategies With Binary Options

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

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

    Considering muni bonds? Here's a look at their pros and cons.
  8. 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. ...
  9. 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?
  10. 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. ...
  11. 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, ...
  12. Welcome Back, Volatility

    Volatility is likely to resurface as the Federal Reserve gets closer to adjusting its monetary policy stance, even if that ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. The Future of Big Pharma Stocks

    A look at the future health of big pharma stocks.
  15. 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 ...
  16. Want to Focus on Tech? Consider this ETF

    QQQ has appreciated over 75% over the past three years. Is this trend likely to continue?
  17. 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 ...
  18. How Trading ETFs is Different from Trading Stocks

    We explain when ETFs may be better suited than stocks for inclusion in a portfolio.
  19. 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, ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. The 10 Riskiest Investments

    Investors seeking high returns must also be prepared for high risk. Here are ten of the riskiest investments available.
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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.
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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?
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. A Trader's Look at the S&P 500

    Moving averages are sending an important signal, and it's probably not what you think.
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. How To Trade Foreign Stocks

    We weigh the major ways to trade foreign stocks for investors.
  34. 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.
  35. Want to Go Long Natural Gas? Eye the UGAZ ETN

    Is UGAZ the best way to play natural gas? Maybe not.
  36. 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 ...
  37. How Bitcoin Can Change The World

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

    Can bitcoin itself be hacked?
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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. ...
  41. Should the YYY ETF Be on Your Radar?

    Why you should, or shouldn't, invest in YYY.
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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.
  45. The Top Five Stocks For Novice Swing Traders

    New to Swing Trading? Here are the top five stocks recommended for swing trading.
  46. 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, ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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, ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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. ...
  53. Take Advantage of Cheap Oil, Invest in these ETFs

    With crude oil prices at record lows, investors should consider oil ETFs over oil company stocks as ETFs more closely mirror ...
  54. The Risks And Rewards Of Pharma Stocks

    While pharmaceutical stocks have certain risks, big pharma companies have stable cash flows and pricing power, offering opportunities ...
  55. How to Diversify with Muni Bond ETFs

    Thinking of diversifying with bonds? Consider these muni bond ETFs.
  56. Capitalize On Collars To Enhance Your Trades

    Trade collaring measures current technicals and makes swift adjustments to account for environmental changes.
  57. Look At The Whole Picture To Manage Whipsaws

    Look at past action to organize a whipsaw’s volatile characteristics, identifying harmonic levels that may offer low risk ...
  58. Should Junk Bond ETFs Be a Part of Your Portfolio?

    Should junk bonds be a part of your portfolio? Here's what you need to know.
  59. Why These Could Be 2015's 10 Best Biotech Stocks

    A quick look at a 10 biotech companies that are poised to deliver for shareholders in 2015.
  60. Why These Could Be 2015's 10 Best REITs

    If you want to get on the REIT money train, then you better hurry up. However, the REITs covered here have potential beyond ...
  61. GLD vs. IAU: Which Gold ETF is Better?

    Looking to play gold with ETFs? A look at SPDR Gold Trust Shares (GLD) versus iShs Gold Trust Trust Units (IAU).
  62. Strategies To Trade Volatility Effectively With VIX

    VIX offers a bird’s eye view of real-time greed and fear, while providing a snapshot of the market’s expectations for volatility ...
  63. The Worst Performing Currencies Of 2015

    The U.S. dollar has strengthened over the past year while weakness in Europe and the former Soviet Union has led to declines ...
  64. How To Make Money With Motif

    Motif Investing has enabled investors to create a diversified portfolio, or motif, with relative ease.
  65. How To Build A Bond Ladder?

    Bond laddering is a strategy used when building a portfolio: an investor can spread out interest rate risk and create a stream ...
  66. Should You Tune In To the Market Noise?

    The world of investing is growing within the exchange traded fund (ETF) space, which has low costs and gives the ability ...
  67. Social Media: High Risk, High Potential Returns

    Carefully selecting social media ETFs can provide you with the opportunity to diversify your portfolio and enjoy financial ...
  68. 5 Smart Tips For Raising Financially Literate Kids

    Help your children learn to be financially literate with these strategies. Financial savvy begins with what they learn from ...
  69. Fast-Growing Israeli Startups Pulling Investors In

    Due to its government's policies, and an innovative defense sector that offers high-level training, Israel has become fertile ...
  70. How Investment Risk Is Quantified

    FInancial advisors and wealth management firms use a variety of tools based in Modern portfolio theory to quantify investment ...
  71. New Approaches To The Old Cup And Handle

    Many cup and handle traders adhere strictly to O'Neil’s rules for construction, but there are many variations that produce ...
  72. Which ETF is the Best Bet: VTI or IWV?

    A look at two quality ETFs that offer diversification, low expense ratios, and exposure to the total market.
  73. How To Buy A Beach Condo In The Philippines

    Foreigners can't buy land in the Philippines – but they can buy condos. Here's how to get one at the beach.
  74. Rethinking About Retirement Investing?

    There are plenty of reasons to rethink your retirement investing, wherever you fall on the spectrum between fatalistic acceptance ...
  75. Vanguard Readies Muni Bond ETF

    Vanguard is set to roll out a muni bond ETF, the firm's first.
  76. Why Are Consumers In Hesitation?

    Diverging monetary policy globally and a stronger dollar continued to be key drivers of the recent underperformance and last ...
  77. Is Now the Right Time to Buy a House?

    Thinking of buying a home? Consider these factors first.
  78. Should Investors Nix Actively Managed Funds?

    Index fund returns are on a tear but does this mean investors should nix actively managed funds?
  79. Top ETFs Tracking the U.S. Economy

    Bullish about the U.S. Economy? Consider these ETFs.
  80. ETF Bubble Or No Bubble?

    ETFs might be the recommendation of choice for the unimaginative financial advisor, but that doesn’t mean that the industry ...
  81. Asian LNG Prices: Not Likely To Rise Anytime Soon

    Asian LNG prices could stay low for an extended period of time, due to low oil prices, less demand and new LNG-producing ...
  82. Manhattan Luxury Condos As Investments

    New York City real estate is a trending investment for foreign investors.
  83. What’s Missing For A Turnaround In Brazil?

    Today, many investors have written off Brazil following several years of poor performance, decelerating growth and chronically ...
  84. How To Move From Nest Egg To Income?

    Income vs. a nest egg is closely tied to what most of us are ultimately interested in for retirement – maintaining our standard ...
  85. Why These Could Be 2015's 10-Best Media Stocks

    A list of top-tier and speculative media stocks for 2015.
  86. Is the TLT ETF a Good Bet for the Long Run?

    Is the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) a good bet for the long run?
  87. African Equities vs. Bonds: Risks and Rewards

    A look at the risks and rewards of exposure to African equities vs. bonds.
  88. Is GDX the Best Way to Play Gold?

    An analysis of the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF.
  89. Eyeing REITs? Consider these Risks

    REITs are a great way to invest in real estate without all the drama and headaches. That said, there are risks.
  90. Ready For The Entrepreneurial Leap?

    There are key traits and motivations that characterize an entrepreneur; these aren't necessarily genetic, but can be acquired ...
  91. The Basics Of Trading Chip Stocks

    Semiconductor companies offer an endless variety of trading and investment opportunities.
  92. The Pointless, Persistent US Sanctions Against North Korea

    The U.S and its allies have been imposing sanctions against North Korea for decades. The latest sanctions over hacking of ...
  93. Rules and Strategies For Profitable Short Selling

    Short sales work well in bull and bear markets but strict entry and risk management rules are required to overcome the threat ...
  94. Top Brokers Offering Tools For Covered Calls

    Here are the brokers that offer the best tools for investors and traders to write covered calls and covered puts.
  95. Why Is The Nasdaq 5,000 Different This Time?

    The Nasdaq this week has slipped below the 5,000 high-water mark it reached last week. The last time it hit above 5,000 was ...
  96. When Will Bitcoin Soar?

    We look at what determines the value of Bitcoin, the digital currency, and when it might take off.
  97. Is This Dividend Stock A Value Or Value Trap?

    We can say that Fifth Street Finance has had a rough year, but there's a huge difference between an undervalued stock and ...
  98. Is Intel's Newly Raised Dividend At Risk?

    Intel recently raised its dividend from $0.90 per share on an annualized basis to $0.96 after failing to raise the dividend ...
  99. Is This High-Yielding Dividend Stock A Buy?

    After it's fallen 38% in the past 12 months, even as the S&P 500 continued to rise, now is a good time to look at Las Vegas ...
  100. Frontier Communications: Have Shorts Given Up?

    Frontier Communications has defied expectations for losses and it has gotten through tough times. Let's take a look at whether ...
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