Investing Articles

  1. Be Risk Diverse, Not Risk Averse

    You have to take on some risk, but finding the right level is key to your portfolio's success - and your sanity.
  2. Investing In Precious Metals

    Buying precious metals can act as a hedge against economic turmoil.
  3. A Glimpse Into Warren Buffett's Portfolio

    Learn what the Oracle of Omaha is investing in these days, and why he's still succeeding in a tough market.
  4. 5 Forgotten Financial Frauds

    Bernie Madoff reminded us about the Ponzi scheme. What other old scams are due for a comeback?
  5. Disbanding The Euro - A Worst-Case Scenario

    What would the fallout be if the world's second-largest currency disappears?
  6. Water Cooler Finance: The iPhone Launch, Buffett's Lunch And BP's Lashing

    This week in financial news saw more uncertainty in the markets on bad news from retail, GM and BP.
  7. Activist Hedge Funds: Follow The Trail To Profit

    Learn to profit by following the lead of some of Wall Street's most ruthless investors.
  8. Flipping Houses: Is It Better Than Buy and Hold?

    Real estate investors can flip a property or use it for cash flow. Find out which will work in your neck of the woods.
  9. Investment Options For Any Income

    You don't need piles of money to begin investing. Even $50 is enough, if you know how to use it right.
  10. Top Cities For Real Estate Flipping

    These three cities have seen home prices increase every month for almost a year now, but still offer potential bargains in the foreclosure market.
  11. 5 Amusing Stocks That Aren't Having Any Fun

    Many stocks couldn't hack the recent recession and financial crisis, and had to use bankruptcy protection to restructure.
  12. Top 10 Rules For Successful Trading

    Whether you're a novice or an expert, these 10 rules should be the backbone of your trading career.
  13. Taking (Apart) Buffett At His Words

    Warren Buffett's testimony in front of Congress last week was certainly not voluntary, but it was illuminating for a lot of the wrong reasons.
  14. Investment Policy Pitfalls

    An investment policy statement can be a powerful tool - as long as you avoid these common mistakes.
  15. Water Cooler Finance: Buffett Speaks Up, AIG Deal Collapses

    This week the Buffett saga continues, your kids' drinking glasses aren't safe and oil keeps flowing.
  16. Deflation: A Two-Sided Coin

    Deflation fears are sweeping the U.S. , but the effects of this economic phenomenon are not all bad.
  17. 8 Ways To Make Money With Real Estate

    With today's buyer's market, you may be thinking of diving into the real estate market. Here are some unexpected ways you can use real estate to boost your finances.
  18. Investing In Artist Futures

    If you think a budding artist has major potential, you may be able to invest in his or her art with these new futures contracts.
  19. The Financial Markets: When Fear And Greed Take Over

    If these unpleasant emotions are allowed to influence your decision-making, they may cost you dearly.
  20. Top 5 Hardest-Hit Currencies

    The value of a country's currency is dependent on many factors that will cause it to fluctuate, relative to other world currencies.
  21. Profit On Your Home's Price - Even If It's Falling

    These investment vehicles can protect you - and even help you profit - when the real estate market falls.
  22. 5 Equity Derivatives And How They Work

    These derivatives allow investors to transfer risk, but there are many choices and factors that investors must weigh before buying in.
  23. Goldman: Guilty Of Finance, Innocent On Fraud

    While Goldman is no angel, the focus on CDO and derivatives transactions is misguided at best.
  24. 5 Steps Of A Bubble

    Bubbles are deceptive and unpredictable, but by studying their history we can prepare to our best ability.
  25. Stocks That Buffett Is Unloading

    Find out which stocks this reluctant seller has dumped most recently and why.
  26. Top Summer Stocks To Get Into Now

    Summer leisure activities may see a surge in revenue. Let the sun shine on your portfolio.
  27. The Latest, Greatest Corporate Mergers And Acquisitions

    Find out which companies have come together lately and why.
  28. Getting To Know The Money Market

    If you need liquidity and safety on a sum of money, don't forgo potential interest by keeping the funds as cash.
  29. Principal-Protected Notes: Hedge Funds For Everyday Investors

    PPNs guarantee to return at least 100% of the original investment and have the potential to return much more.
  30. An Introduction To Value at Risk (VAR)

    Volatility is not the only way to measure risk. Learn about the "new science of risk management".
  31. How To Convert Value At Risk To Different Time Periods

    Volatility is not the only way to measure risk. Learn about the "new science of risk management".
  32. What Bonds Are Saying About The Next Stock Plunge

    The relationship between bonds and stocks can reveal a lot about the future direction of the stock market.
  33. Buffett Scandals: Then And Now

    Controversy is nothing new for one of the most celebrated investors in America.
  34. Water Cooler Finance: Buffett Buzz, Toxic CDOs And Facebook Privacy

    This week, the stories around Goldman Sachs and eurozone woes continued to unfold.
  35. Your Million-Dollar Gift To Wall Street

    Ignore this article if you enjoy giving your money to millionaires.
  36. The Myth About Market Bubbles

    Bubbles have made and ruined fortunes. Though they can be difficult to predict, understanding how they work gives you a visible advantage.
  37. The Elder-Ray Indicator: Seeing Into The Market

    Elder-ray helps determine the strength of competing groups of bulls and bears so you know when to buy and when to short.
  38. 4 Reasons Why Airlines Are Always Struggling

    Why is the airline industry synonymous with ongoing losses and insolvency? We list four reasons.
  39. Cross-Border Shopping Tips

    Find out how to capitalize on exchange rates, in order to save money while shopping in North America.
  40. Wall Street History: The NYSE Is Born, Bubbles Form

    This week in financial history saw the birth of the NYSE an attempt to destroy Microsoft, and much more.
  41. Impact Investing: The Ethical Choice

    This new wave in ethical investing is taking a new approach. Find out how it differs from its predecessors.
  42. Water Cooler Finance: Greece Attacks And Google Hacks

    Greece remains in the headlines as it takes aim at its banks, Google's dirty little secret is revealed and the record industry continues to change.
  43. Digging Deeper: The Mutual Fund Prospectus

    The legal jargon of this document can be daunting. Find out how to get to the important stuff.
  44. Lessons Learned: Comparing The Japanese And U.S. Bubbles

    Find out what the Japanese and U.S. bubbles can tell us about recovering from financial chaos.
  45. The Evolution Of Goldman Sachs

    The fraud allegations against them have tarnished the reputation of the firm. But how exactly did they get to this point?
  46. Do Money-Market Funds Pay?

    This investment provides security, but its returns may not be adequate for long-term investors.
  47. Invest In What You Know

    Have you ever known certain products would be successful months before they became a hit? Find out how to profit from your intuition.
  48. Wall Street History: Railroads And Rockefeller

    This week in financial history marks the beginning of antitrust legislation and a huge leap for labor unions.
  49. Has Europe Risen To The Challenge?

    With decisive action over this weekend, the leaders of Western Europe may have patched up their debt and liquidity crisis.
  50. Greece: By The Numbers

    Greece continues to dominate news headlines, but its economic situation can be tough to understand.
  51. Down The Rabbit Hole: Deciphering CDOs

    Warren Buffett claims that understanding these instruments would mean reading 750,000 pages of text. Read on to learn the basics.
  52. What The Falling Euro Means For You

    The chaos in the eurozone could have huge effects on North America.
  53. Goldman Sachs: By The Numbers

    While Goldman's guilt or innocence is not yet clear, these key numbers help tell part of the story.
  54. Water Cooler Finance: Greece Is Burning And Buffett's Under Fire

    This past week saw the SEC continue its Goldman Sachs investigation and set its sights on Buffett, and there are signs that the European crisis is burning out.
  55. How Influential Economists Changed Our History

    Find out how these five groundbreaking thinkers laid our financial foundations.
  56. Greece: The Worst-Case Scenario

    What could happen if the Greek debt crisis gets even worse?
  57. Real Estate Boom Phrases That Went Bust

    These glib statements were all the rage during the real estate boom, but few real estate experts would dare to utter them now.
  58. When To Sell Stocks

    Buying at the right price determines profit, but selling at the right price locks it in.
  59. Corzine: Goldman Targeted Because Of Success

    Democratic stalwart tells Wall Street crowd to accept financial reform.
  60. How To Retain Your Sanity In A Volatile Market

    Are you prepared for the next terrifying moment? Turn off the TV, take the dog for a walk--and settle on a stock allocation you can stick with.
  61. Are You Ready To Trade Futures?

    If you want to trade futures in the hopes that you'll become rich, you'll have to answer some questions first.
  62. 7 Steps To Start Investing Safely

    Do you want to start investing, but don’t want to take on too much risk? Find out how to start investing safely.
  63. Wall Street History: Al Capone Vs. The IRS

    This week marks the end for one of the most notorious American gangsters, the birthday of Warren Buffett's mentor and much more.
  64. The Cheapest Canadian Cities To Buy A House

    Canada's housing market didn't suffer like its struggling neighbors to the south, but there are still great deals to be had.
  65. Forex: World's Biggest Market A Relative Newcomer

    Unlike the stock markets, the forex market is a truly new market. We’ll take a brief look at its origins and how it works today.
  66. Why Things Are Getting A Little Loonie

    The Canadian dollar has reached parity with the U.S. dollar. Find out how this affects you.
  67. Operational Risk: A Must-Know For Investors

    This type of risk is often overlooked, but it can mean the downfall of a company - and its investors.
  68. Are There More Cockroaches In Goldman's Kitchen?

    If you have you ever seen a cockroach in the kitchen, you know there are more. The same concept applies to bad financial news.
  69. What A Rising Yuan Means For You

    Chinese monetary policy could have huge effects on North American business and employment.
  70. Water Cooler Finance: Buffett's Armed And Greece Keeps Falling

    This week, the Buffett-bank saga continues, and we hear more about Greece's economic woes.
  71. 5 Latest Financial Scandals

    It's not just about Goldman Sachs - there is more business fraud using similar tactics to take money from taxpayers like you.
  72. Government Bailouts Around The World

    The U.S. isn't the only country that had to bail itself out. We'll look at other bailout nations and how they're doing now.
  73. What Is the Quantity Theory of Money?

    Take a look at the tenets, assumptions and challenges of monetarism's principal theory.
  74. How To Assess A Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)

    Find out why funds from operations is a superior measure of REIT performance.
  75. How Corporate Events Affect Stock- And Bondholders

    Investors tend to buy either stocks or bonds, but rarely choose between the two. Find out when you'll benefit from one over the other.
  76. The SEC Is Watching: New Reporting Standards

    The SEC recently proposed new rules for large traders. Does this tracking protect investors and the market, or is the SEC getting too involved?
  77. Top 5 All-Time Best Mutual Fund Managers

    The best managers produced long-term, market-beating returns and helped investors build big nest eggs. Find out who made the cut.
  78. Master Futures Trading With Trend-Following Indicators

    The futures market is a lot less scary when these indicators are used to establish current trends.
  79. Why Stocks Aren't That Scary

    Approaching the stock market for the first time can be daunting, but it's not nearly as bad as you may think.
  80. How Much Is The Government Making Off You?

    More than 65% of income-tax-paying Americans got a tax refund in 2009. It may have been good for taxpayers, but it was even better for the government.
  81. Investing In Brazil 101

    Brazil is well positioned for future growth, and luckily for investors, it also has a very liberal investing climate.
  82. 6 Investment Styles: Which Fits You?

    How you invest is just as important as what you buy. Find out which style is right for you, and how to follow it.
  83. Water Cooler Finance: Everything Old Is News Again

    The past week's news reads like a case of déjà-vu as age-old stories resurfaced for another round in the headlines.
  84. Investing In Foreclosures Not A Get-Rich-Quick Venture

    Investing in this kind of real estate takes capital, time and careful planning.
  85. Top 4 Strategies For Managing A Bond Portfolio

    Find out how these strategies work and how you can put them to work for you.
  86. Using Feedback To Improve Your Trading

    Positive and negative trading experiences can affect the way you trade. Find out how.
  87. National Debt: Who Pays?

    There's a huge national debt being left behind for future generations, but what have past administrations done to lessen the blow?
  88. Timeless Ways To Protect Yourself From Inflation

    Inflation is a natural part of modern life - but there are some ways to cover your assets.
  89. How Countries Deal With Debt

    For many emerging economies, issuing sovereign debt is the only way to raise funds, but things can go sour quickly.
  90. 5 Reasons Young Investors Should Trade Options

    Options get a bad rap. Find out why these financial instruments are ideal for young investors.
  91. 8 Signs Of A Real Estate Rebound

    Wondering when prices will start to turn around in your area? We'll show you how to get in the know.
  92. 7 Signs Of A Charitable Disaster Scam

    Make sure you know where your donations are going, and where they can be most effective.
  93. Water Cooler Finance: Buffett's Bank Fraud And Financial Eruptions

    From fraud charges to volcanic eruptions, this week's news was anything but boring.
  94. Can You "Learn" The Stock Market?

    All of the knowledge in the world won't ensure the perfect trade every time - but is it possible to improve your odds in the market?
  95. The Equity-Risk Premium: More Risk For Higher Returns

    Learn how the expected extra return on stocks is measured and why academic studies usually estimate a low premium.
  96. A Clear Look At EBITDA

    This measure has its benefits, but it can also present earnings through rose-colored glasses.
  97. SEC Issues Worthless Warnings On Fund Performance Ads

    Mealy-mouthed language may have opposite of intended effect.
  98. 7 Cities With Great Real Estate Deals

    It's a buyer's market, but where are the best places to purchase your new home?
  99. College Rejection Letter: Ticket To Success?

    If you got rejected from college, you're in good company, so did some of the most successful people in the world.
  100. As Interest Rates Rise Inflation To Follow

    Fed's focus on unemployment blinding it to price pressures.
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