Investing Articles

  1. What's The Next Bubble?

    While these bubbles have held up fairly well so far, what happens if poor economic conditions continue or get even worse? ...
  2. Can The U.S. Regain Its AAA Rating?

    We look at countries that have regained a AAA rating in the past, and whether the U.S. is on track to having its debt rating ...
  3. Why S&P Downgraded The U.S. And Others Did Not

    We look at the U.S. debt and see whether the recent downgrade was justified.
  4. How To Legally Form A Hedge Fund

    Research is key before you take any steps in forming a hedge fund, as there are many options available.
  5. 10 Ways ETFs Can Grow Your Portfolio

    Implement the core/satellite approach used by money managers for better returns and lower risk.
  6. How To Position Your Money For The Stock Market Rebound

    What do you need to do with your funds to prepare yourself for an improved stock market?
  7. Inverse ETFs Can Lift A Falling Portfolio

    These funds can reduce your exposure to market risk or enhance portfolio performance.
  8. Money Market Mutual Funds: A Better Savings Account

    An good alternative to the traditional savings account is the money market mutual fund. It's easy, safe and has better returns. ...
  9. 6 Steps To Thinking Like A Stock-Market High Roller

    We provide six tips for improving your mindset and becoming a more profitable investor.
  10. The Hidden Costs Of Investing In Mutual Funds

    Find the hidden fees in your portfolio, so that you can increase your rate of return.
  11. Europe Bans Short Selling

    Regulators in Europe have taken temporary emergency action and banned the short selling financial companies. Find out more. ...
  12. A Beginner's Guide To Precious Metals

    All that glitters isn't gold. Find out how to get started on your treasure hunt.
  13. The Italian Crisis

    Unlike some of its troubled sister countries, Italy's financial problems are being felt globally, especially in the U.S. ...
  14. Diversifying Your Portfolio With Real Estate And Infrastructure

    Real estate and infrastructure are important sectors for risk-averse investors.
  15. Are Computers Bringing Down The Stock Market?

    We take a look at high frequency trading and see if it's one of the reasons for stock market losses.
  16. Trading With VWAP And MVWAP

    Volume weighted average price (VWAP) and moving volume weighted average price (MVWAP) are trading tools that can be used ...
  17. Is This The Worst Market Decline?

    History proves that the current meltdown is not a first, and those who avoid panic selling now should be rewarded with better ...
  18. The Stock Market: Winners And Losers

    Market contractions - like the one we are currently feeling - produce both winners and losers. Find out which side you are ...
  19. How To Protect Your Assets In A Post-Downgrade Economy

    Economic times may be tough, but investment opportunities are available and assets may be protected in a variety of ways. ...
  20. What Investment Is Best For You?

    ETFs, mutual funds, hedge funds and advisory firms are just some of the choices to consider.
  21. How The Credit Rating Downgrade Affects the U.S. Economy

    With the S&P downgrade, investors liquidate and global perception is that the U.S. is in financial trouble, but there ...
  22. Who Will Be The Next Warren Buffett?

    These five financial heavy-hitters might have the track records and mindsets to become the next Warren Buffett.
  23. How To Analyze Mid-Cap Stocks

    Mid-cap stocks often outperform both large-caps and small-caps with very little added risk.
  24. How Safe Are U.S. Bonds?

    U.S. Treasury securities are often described as risk-free investments, but that is just not true.
  25. Can The U.S. Remain Risk-Free?

    Without reform, the U.S.'s lauded social safety net could be the undoing of the world's largest economy.
  26. 7 Common Investor Mistakes

    Find out how to avoid - or fix - these frequent investing errors.
  27. Is The Housing Bubble Over?

    A discussion of the economic forces that may drive real estate prices up or down.
  28. What If There Were No Government?

    What would the United States look like in the absence of a federal government?
  29. Using Genetic Algorithms To Forecast Financial Markets

    Genetic algorithms are unique ways to solve complex problems by harnessing the power of nature.
  30. Questions For Warren Buffett

    What would you ask this legendary investor, especially if you were told you could only ask five questions?
  31. 3 Dangers Of Checking Your Stock Portfolio Everyday

    Find out how being overly attentive to your stocks can lead to lower gains and higher fees.
  32. Potential Consequences Had The U.S. Defaulted

    Americans, and indeed the world, held their collective breath as the House and Senate battled over the debt ceiling, but ...
  33. Evaluate Your Investments With SWOT Analysis

    Using this method, investors should be able to focus on a company's advantages and vulnerabilities.
  34. 7 Countries' Surprising Top Exports

    Many of us have ideas about what certain countries are "known" for such as chocolates from Belgium, but many countries export ...
  35. 5 Steps To A Retirement Plan

    These considerations will help you make a realistic and thorough retirement plan.
  36. How Buybacks Warp The Price-To-Book Ratio

    Relying on price-to-book can get ugly if a company has repurchased stock. Learn why.
  37. On-Balance Volume: The Way To Smart Money

    This momentum indicator was designed to predict when major market moves would occur.
  38. Leveraged ETFs: Are They Right For You?

    This specialty vehicle offers dramatic results, but can also magnify risk.
  39. Betting On The Economy: What Are The Odds?

    Wondering what the odds of a default, recovery or new taxes are? Check out our take.
  40. Buying Power Around The World

    It takes more than just exchange rates to explain the global differences in the price of many goods.
  41. 5 Successful Companies That Survived The Dotcom Bubble

    These companies did what many others could not - survived the dotcom bubble.
  42. A New Approach To Equity Compensation

    The new financial accounting standard known as FAS 123R could take a bite out of your portfolio. Find out why here.
  43. Evaluating Hedge Fund Performance

    Most investors are aware of hedge funds, but many don't know the dirty details of this unique investment type.
  44. Uncovering The ETF Wrap

    Tax benefits, low expense ratios and flexibility - discover the advantages of this managed money product.
  45. Using Decision Trees In Finance

    These decision-making tools play an integral role in corporate finance and economic forecasting.
  46. An Introduction To Depositary Receipts

    Learn about a security that allows you to invest in a foreign company through your local exchange.
  47. Using Logic To Examine Risk

    Know your odds before you put your money on the table.
  48. The VIX: Using The "Uncertainty Index" For Profit And Hedging

    Learn the best ways to profit and hedge using the Chicago Board Options Exchange Market Volatility Index.
  49. How To Defuse The Debt Bomb

    The risk of a U.S. debt default has been wearing on many readers' minds, so here are a few small things - and one big one ...
  50. Confirm Forex Momentum With Heikin Ashi

    Heikin Ashi smooths trends and makes them easier to identify.
  51. How To Become A Self-Taught Finance Expert

    A wealth of information is at your fingertips, and getting started is easy.
  52. Has Brazil's Economy Peaked?

    There are many signs Brazil is at the top of its game economically with only one way to go - down.
  53. Introduction To Inflation-Protected Securities

    Inflation is an enemy to investors - except to those who invest in IPS, which guarantee a real rate of return with no credit ...
  54. The Flaws Of Using Mass Sentiment To Be Contrarian

    Like most allegedly sure-fire methods in the investment industry, this one has its flaws too.
  55. Water: The Ultimate Commodity

    Opportunities to invest in this scarce resource are flowing freely - dive in!
  56. The Benefits Of An Investment Club

    Don't want to be a passive investor? Discover how investment clubs allow you to take control of your portfolio.
  57. Massive Hedge Fund Failures

    Flying high one day but not the next - see the stories behind some spectacular meltdowns.
  58. 7 Stable Investments For Your Retirement

    These investing alternatives can give you returns that you can count on.
  59. 6 Ways To Improve Your Portfolio Returns Today

    These historically tested methods will improve your investment results.
  60. 6 Ways Businesses Take Advantage Of Real Estate

    Businesses often prefer to lease rather than purchase properties, in order to avoid tying up cash.
  61. Shield Your Portfolio From Inflation For Real Returns

    Inflation-protected securities are part of the equation, but they're not a perfect solution.
  62. Trade Forex With A Directional Strategy

    Opening long or short positions to cash in on a trend is one of the simplest ways to trade forex.
  63. Amazing Yard Sale Finds

    Most people go yard saling in the hopes of saving money, but some have ended up making thousands of dollars in the process. ...
  64. How To Create An Effective Retirement Income Strategy

    We will design a portfolio that should balance the requirements of liberal income with sufficient liquidity to withstand ...
  65. A Guide To Hedge Fund Startup Services

    We review some options, service providers and processes you can follow while starting up your hedge fund.
  66. 5 Inflation-Beating Bond Picks

    Look beyond traditional bonds when planning long-term. The alternatives can be extremely rewarding.
  67. 10 Dividend Aristocrats

    These companies have paid dividends for 25 uninterrupted years. They could be a great addition to your portfolio.
  68. Introduction To The Series 65 Exam

    The Series 65 is required in many states in order to be a fee-based advisor. Find out what it is and whether you need it. ...
  69. Equity Valuation In Emerging Markets

    As nations like China, India and others continue to grow, valuing companies from these nations will be important for your ...
  70. An Introduction To Corporate Bond ETFs

    Learn about the pros and cons of these specialized ETFs, and get in on the opportunities they can provide.
  71. Profit From Unwanted Life Policies With Life Settlement

    With a life settlement you could cash in on your policy money now.
  72. An Introduction To Capital Budgeting

    We look at three widely used valuation methods and figure out how companies justify spending.
  73. 5 Signs We're Already In A Double-Dip Recession

    Is the United States still in recovery or has the economy relapsed?
  74. When You Should Change Your Withholding Tax

    When there are major changes in your life, you should adjust your withholding to ensure you aren't paying too much in taxes. ...
  75. 5 Reasons You Should Care About Greece

    The country is in trouble, but how does that affect your portfolio?
  76. Potholes In The Golden BRIC Road

    The BRIC countries offer amazing opportunities for growth and investment success, but investors should not overlook the significant ...
  77. Shorting ETFs: Profit Or Peril?

    Although more detail and attention may be needed, ETFs can be shorted - and at a great profit.
  78. Profit By Understanding Fundamental Trends

    Fundamental trends are an important driver of financial markets and every investor and entrepreneur should analyze them. ...
  79. China's Real Estate Bubble

    Major cracks are beginning to surface within the Chinese real estate market.
  80. A Guide To Investor Fees

    Fees are one of the most important determinants of investment performance and something that every investor should know. ...
  81. What Type Of Forex Trader Are You?

    Timing may be the key to uncovering your true strength as a forex trader.
  82. How To Double Your Money Every 6 Years

    Investing according to the rule of 72 is a good starting point for achieving your saving goals.
  83. 5 Economies That Have Been Downgraded This Year

    Several countries have seen the rating agencies downgrade their debt this year.
  84. Find The Highest Returns With The Sharpe Ratio

    Learn how to follow the efficient frontier to increase your chances of successful investing.
  85. Get Active In Your Bond Portfolio

    Find out why being a couch potato with your bonds actually could be mashing your results.
  86. Pros And Cons Of Offshore Investing

    Tax loopholes are shrinking, but there are still plenty of viable prospects. Get the big picture.
  87. 5 Factors That Could Send The United States Economy Into A Double-Dip Recession

    A decline in consumer confidence and stock market correction could be enough to sink the economy again.
  88. Valuing A Company Using The Residual Income Method

    Learn the underlying basics behind the residual income model and how it can be used to place an absolute value on a firm. ...
  89. Stop Paying High Mutual Fund Fees

    Discover how investment strategies and expense ratios impact your mutual fund's returns.
  90. 5 Reasons To Fear The Stock Market

    Is the stock market a place to make money or is it a financial wolf in sheep's clothing?
  91. The Australian Dollar: What Every Forex Trader Needs To Know

    With its unique relationship to the Japanese yen, the AUD is an important currency for FX traders.
  92. Introduction To International REITs

    Avoid being left behind as REITs expand beyond U.S. borders.
  93. The Canadian Dollar: What Every Forex Trader Needs To Know

    Canada is becoming an increasingly viable alternative to the U.S. dollar, making it more important in the forex market.
  94. Why Buffett's Buy-And-Hold Strategy Is Losing Its Appeal

    The Oracle's tried-and-true method may no longer be the top way to trade.
  95. The Easiest Investments Ever Made

    It's not always easy to pick the right investment - here are just a few that generated huge returns for investors with the ...
  96. The Euro: What Every Forex Trader Needs To Know

    Find out the reports and events that determine the euro's worth, and how we can predict movements in its valuation.
  97. Newlyweds: 5 Money Matters For A Recession-Era Marriage

    Follow these five tips to have a financially - and emotionally - healthy marriage.
  98. A New World For Bond Investors

    The bond market has seen numerous shocks in a short period of time. What will the aftermath look like?
  99. Hedging With Currency Swaps

    The wrong currency movement can crush positive portfolio returns. Find out how to hedge against it.
  100. Active ETFs: Higher Cost Vs. Added Value

    Choosing between passive and active ETFs depends on your beliefs about active management's value.
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