Investing Articles

  1. 3 Ways To Value Real Estate Investments

    Investing in income-generating real estate involves market data and a degree of subjectivity.
  2. 5 Eurozone Acronyms Explained

    Confused by all of the new acronyms used by the media to describe the European debt crisis? We can help.
  3. Uncovering The Securities Firm

    Learn about the various departments of a securities firm and the professionals who make it work.
  4. How The U.S. Government Formulates Monetary Policy

    Learn about the tools the Fed uses to influence interest rates and general economic conditions.
  5. The Basics Of Business Forecasting

    Discover the methods behind financial forecasts and the risks inherent when we seek to predict the future.
  6. An Introduction To Exchange-Traded Grantor Trusts

    These funds offer a very hands-off experience for the low-involvement investor.
  7. How To Build Your Own Mutual Fund

    Creating your own mutual fund can save you the fees that cut into your profits. Find out how.
  8. How Taxes Affect The Economy

    Learn how tax changes have historically affected the economy over the past three decades.
  9. How The Wealthy Slash Their Income Tax Bills

    Many of these tax-minimization strategies can be used by anyone. Find out how you can pay taxes like a millionaire.
  10. 6 Currencies With A Bright Future

    Have a rewarding new year by investing in these currencies.
  11. A Look At The Eurozone In 2012

    As the sovereign debt problems of Europe stretch on into another year, will they ever go away?
  12. What Is An ETF?: An Infographic

    Sometimes words just aren't enough. Learn about ETFs with this easy-to-understand infographic.
  13. Rational Ignorance And Your Money

    It's impossible to know everything about the markets. Find out how ignorance affects your investments.
  14. Financial Wisdom From Three Wise Men

    Learn nine simple rules to success from the talented Buffett, Gartman and Pearson.
  15. Capitalizing On Seasonal Effects

    We show you how to take advantage of periodic trends in the equity markets.
  16. Choosing A Financial Advisor: Suitability Vs. Fiduciary Standards

    Discover the differences between the Suitability and Fiduciary Standards when hiring a financial advisor.
  17. What's Next For Netflix?

    Net streaming is new, unmarked territory where rules are still being made. Netflix' future could be bright.
  18. The Pros And Cons Of Buying Distressed Property

    Real estate bargains abound, but is buying a distressed property more trouble than it's worth?
  19. 10 Traits Of A Successful Options Trader

    If you want to take advantage of the versatility of options, you'll need to adopt these smart investing habits.
  20. Should You Cut Financials Out Of Your Portfolio?

    Financials have been underperforming the rest of the market. Find out if it's time to dump them.
  21. The Pitfalls Of Borrowing From Your 401(k)

    The whole point of a 401(k) is to allow you to save enough for retirement. Here are some reasons why withdrawing funds early ...
  22. FHA Money Trouble Causes Concern For Homebuyers

    The FHA says it's operating in the black, but reports say otherwise. If it goes bankrupt, what will the repercussions be? ...
  23. Using Volume Rate Of Change To Confirm Trends

    Wise traders rely on indicators that show a trend in volume, because without supportive volume, a price movement has no conviction. ...
  24. Great Stocking Stuffer Stocks

    Looking for something to stuff those stockings with? We've got a few stock suggestions for you.
  25. Kim Jong Il's Death And The Markets

    The sudden change in leadership in North Korea brings even more uncertainty to the markets.
  26. Major Blunders In Portfolio Construction

    Do you have the best mix of investments? Find out how to make sure.
  27. Viewing The Market As Organized Chaos

    Find out how a cat and a ladybug prove markets are both random and efficient.
  28. Real Estate Deal-Breakers That Shouldn't Be

    Some things can get in the way of owning your dream home, but they don't have to.
  29. Pros And Cons Of U.S. Exchange Traded Funds

    Thinking about getting into ETFs? We tell you what to watch out for, what benefits there are and the different types of ETFs. ...
  30. Continuation Patterns: In-Depth Look At Triangles

    We take a closer look at ascending and descending triangles to help traders predict the ultimate breakout direction.
  31. Continuation Patterns: Introduction To Triangles

    The three types of triangle continuation patterns look different, yet provide similar information. Find out how.
  32. Put-Call Parity And Arbitrage Opportunity

    Look at trades that are profitable when the value of corresponding puts and calls diverge.
  33. How Did Italy Get To This Point?

    Italy is in the spotlight amid the eurozone crisis. Discover why and if the problems can be fixed.
  34. 5 Last-Minute Ways To Maximize Your Tax Deductions

    With tax season right around the corner, here are some ways to increase your tax deductions.
  35. The Worst Bets You Can Make At The Casino

    We break down the odds associated with casino games. Which game do you think offers the best chance at winning?
  36. Introducing Warren Buffett's Successor

    Warren Buffett has named his son, Howard, as his successor. Find out who he is and if he's a good fit.
  37. Human Capital: The Most Overlooked Asset Class

    The skills and knowledge that allow you to make money are your best asset. Remember to invest in yourself!
  38. Getting Into International Investing

    Diversifying can mean not only investing in various asset classes but also venturing beyond domestic exchanges.
  39. The Bond Market: A Look Back

    Find out how fixed-income investments evolved in the past century and what it means today.
  40. ETFs: How Did We Live Without Them?

    These funds burst onto the scene in 1993 and have continued to provide new opportunities for investors since.
  41. Does Tax Loss Harvesting Really Work?

    This is a regular December tradition for investors, but it may not actually provide any benefit.
  42. 5 Other Countries Affected By A Troubled Europe

    These countries have significant trading relationships with European countries, and could feel the brunt of a euro collapse. ...
  43. What Investors Can Learn From M&A Payment Methods

    How a company pays in a merger or acquisition can reveal a lot about the buyer and seller. We tell you what to look for. ...
  44. 5 Ways To Protect Your Portfolio From Volatility

    Sometimes the best defense is the lack of offense. Here are the best boring ways to protect your portfolio in volatile markets. ...
  45. Backspreads: Good News For Breakout Traders

    This bullish trading strategy offers unlimited potential profit with limited risk.
  46. How Much Are NFL Teams Really Worth?

    While numbers are not released league-wide, here's a look at the revenue-generating capabilities of Super Bowl Champions ...
  47. Leverage Your Returns With A Convertible Hedge

    Find out how you can maintain your income stream by using this type of bond strategy.
  48. 5 Best Bets For Buying Gold

    Gold is a desirable alternative for those looking to diversify risk. Discover your options.
  49. Enron: The Fall Of A Wall Street Darling

    Enron is a classic example of greed gone wrong and how investors were led astray.
  50. Discovering The Force Index

    Learn how to measure the power of bulls behind rallies and bears behind declines.
  51. The Workings Of Equity Portfolio Management

    Achieve analytical efficiency by applying your evaluation to a key set of stocks.
  52. 8 Reasons To Dump A Mutual Fund

    Buy and hold is not forever. Find out when it pays to sell your fund and move on.
  53. Recession-Proof Sports Leagues

    Even in the hardest of times, these leagues are certain to turn a profit.
  54. Continuation Patterns: Rectangles and Pennants

    Flags and pennants indicate direction of activity of the prevailing trend. Learn how.
  55. Walt Disney: How Entertainment Became An Empire

    One of the most powerful companies in the entertainment sector has some lessons to share for new budding entrepreneurs.
  56. Whisper Numbers: Should You Listen?

    These unofficial forecasts hold the potential for insider insight - and investment risk.
  57. 3 Tips For Buying Investment Properties

    Real estate can be a highly effective wealth building tool. Learn how to increase your chances of success.
  58. 5 Most Expensive Diamonds Ever Auctioned

    The Sun Drop Diamond was auctioned on November 15 for $10.9 million. How does that compare to other expensive diamonds that ...
  59. All I Want For Christmas Are These ETFs

    Back in the day, parents or grandparents used to buy children savings bonds. Today, it may be shares in an ETF.
  60. Best Sports Bets Of The Year

    If you had bet on these longshots this year, you would have taken home a lot of winnings.
  61. Strategies For Making Sense Of The 2012 Forecasts

    Many investors are tempted to change their portfolio options when the 2012 predictions come out. Should you do the same? ...
  62. Technical Analysis Works In Forex Markets

    Technical analysis is a hotly debated topic. Discover evidence showing that it works in forex markets.
  63. What The Failure Of The Super Committee Means

    The legislators appointed to start resolving the budget deficit have admitted defeat.
  64. Easy-To-Understand ETFs

    Investing doesn't have to be difficult. These popular ETFs make it easy to invest.
  65. Key Players In Mergers And Acquisitions

    Strategic acquisition is becoming a part of doing business. Discover the different types of investor groups involved.
  66. Ultra ETFs: The Ultimate Addition To Your Portfolio?

    Ultra ETFs can add huge returns to your portfolio, but there's a lot of risk and volatility involved with these leveraged ...
  67. 4 Types Of Money Market Yields

    We give you four equations to help figure out the yields on your investments.
  68. ETFs For The Buy And Hold Investor

    ETFs are an investment product of choice. Learn how the buy-and-hold investor can profit from them.
  69. Continuation Patterns: An Introduction

    Those random movements in the charts actually form patterns. Learn the basics of what these patterns are.
  70. Valuation Of A Preferred Stock

    Determining the value of a preferred stock is important for your portfolio. Learn how it's done.
  71. 3 Types Of Indexing For ETF Success

    ETF success relies on the index with which it's paired. Discover three index genres for tracking average market performance. ...
  72. An Introduction To The Options Industry Council

    The Options Industry Council is an educational organization for options traders. We introduce you to the Council and the ...
  73. Naive Diversification Vs. Optimization

    Informed, logical diversification is just as effective as optimizing models. Find out why.
  74. An Introduction To Complementary Currencies

    There are alternatives to national currencies. Discover complementary currencies and how they work.
  75. 3 Reasons For Job Seekers To Stay Positive During A Recession

    Don't be fooled by the doom-and-gloom headlines - a recession can actually have benefits for some companies and job seekers. ...
  76. The Importance Of Diversification

    Without this risk-reduction technique, your chance of loss will be unnecessarily high.
  77. 4 Misconceptions About Free Markets

    These fallacies have hounded free market economists since the days of Adam Smith.
  78. The Role Of Rebalancing

    A disciplined rebalancing practice can add a lot of value to a long-term strategic asset allocation program.
  79. A Guide To ETF Liquidation

    There are a lot of ETF options, but not all have staying power. Learn what happens when an ETF fails.
  80. Peter Lynch On Playing The Market

    Everyone can appreciate great advice from a professional. Read on to benefit from the vast experience of Peter Lynch.
  81. 4 Ways To Predict Market Performance

    There is academic evidence supporting different market views. Learn how and why the market can be predicted.
  82. Accumulative Swing Index And The McClellan Oscillator

    These indicators serve as confirmation for those of us who need to double check our findings on a regular basis.
  83. 4 Steps To Picking A Stock

    Narrow down the universe of stocks to find the ones that best suit your needs.
  84. An Introduction To The Indian Stock Market

    Emerging markets like India are fast becoming engines for future growth. Find out how to get in on the ground floor.
  85. Alternative Assets For Average Investors

    These investments can add a new level of diversification to your portfolio.
  86. Diversifying A Concentrated Stock Position

    Having stocks in one area exposes an investor to risk. We tell you four ways to minimize it.
  87. Determining Market Direction With VIX

    The CBOE's volatility index is a helpful market indicator. Learn how it can gauge the mood of the stock market.
  88. How Has The Stock Market Changed?

    The past 10 years has seen increased volatility, heralded by the growth of technology.
  89. 3 Ways To Increase Your Investment Performance

    Savvy investors deploy each of their dollars to work in more than one way. Find out how to multitask your money.
  90. How Much Has The Taxpayer Recouped From TARP?

    There is a lot of talk about "the bailout," but has this bailout of banks and the auto industry actually turned into a profitable ...
  91. 5 Doom And Gloom Wall Street Prophets

    Many market commentators have risen to prominence on the back of dire warnings. How do their predictions stack up?
  92. How To Profit From Interventions In The Forex Market

    The forex market can be extremely profitable. Learn how to spot an intervention and trade when it's occurring.
  93. 5 Commodities To Watch

    These may be some of the best bets in commodities for the near future. Corn, cattle, oil, sugar and gold are in demand because ...
  94. How To Pump Up Your Portfolio With ETFs

    These funds trade like stocks, provide diversification, reduce risk and increase returns.
  95. Understanding Stocks, Mutual Funds And ETFs

    Three common products, mutual funds, exchange traded funds and equities are similar but function very differently in a portfolio. ...
  96. How PIIGS Defaults Could Affect The Markets

    What would a default by Europe's PIIGS do to the European and world financial markets, and how would the eurozone cope?
  97. Qualitative Analysis: What Makes A Company Great?

    To understand the qualities that make for a great company, investors must dig deep into "soft" metrics.
  98. The Financial Characteristics Of A Successful Company

    There are many factors that contribute to a profitable business. Find out what they are here.
  99. The 4 Ways To Buy And Sell Securities

    Know the four main avenues of buying and selling investment instruments.
  100. Evaluating Pharmaceutical Companies

    Learn how to find a healthy pharmaceutical investment in a market full of weak drugs.
  101. What To Expect From The Groupon IPO

    The Groupon IPO is scheduled to enter the secondary markets on Nov. 4. Should you buy in to the hype?
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