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  1. Beware Of Wall Street's Three Big Lies

    Don't get swindled into buying snake oil from Wall Street. Find out three lies that can lead to losing investments.
  2. War's Influence On Wall Street

    Blitzkrieg? Dawn raids? Sounds like the markets and the battlefield have a few things in common.
  3. Hedge Fund Fees: Exotic Expenses

    Warren Buffett made a bet with Protégé Partners, a fund of funds hedge fund manager, that the S&P500 would beat a group of ...
  4. Become A Certified Financial Divorce Analyst

    Use your financial knowledge to help people preserve their financial integrity after a failed marriage.
  5. How To Become A Corporate Board Member

    We look at how corporate boards are constructed, and how investors can get involved.
  6. Credit Card Arbitrage: Free Money Or Dangerous Gamble?

    Credit card arbitrage is a way to make some money, but it's a major gamble with devastating risks.
  7. To Invest Or To Reduce Debt, That's The Question

    Find out how you can make use of that excess cash and improve your financial situation.
  8. Finding Spin In The Financial Services Industry

    The financial services industry may stop short of lying outright, but that doesn't mean that everything they say about their ...
  9. How To Decode A Company's Earnings Reports

    Read between the lines to decipher a company's true financial condition.
  10. Basics Of The Binomial Distribution

    Despite the fancy-sounding name, you already understand the Binomial Distribution, and you can use it to make money. Ready? ...
  11. Great Expectations: Forecasting Sales Growth

    Predicting sales growth can be something of a black art, unless you ask the right questions.
  12. The U.S. National Spending And Debt

    Just like any average American household, government overspending can carry on for extended periods by rolling over debt ...
  13. Successful Ways That Governments Reduce Federal Debt

    Governments have many options when trying to reduce debt, and throughout history some of them have actually worked.
  14. Using Historical Volatility To Gauge Future Risk

    Use these calculations to uncover the risk involved in your investments.
  15. Rolling Over Company Stock: A Decision To Think Twice About

    It may be more beneficial for you to pay tax now than deferring it to an IRA. We show you how and why.
  16. An Introduction To Depreciation

    Companies make choices and assumptions in calculating depreciation, and you need to know how these affect the bottom line. ...
  17. Buy Side Vs. Sell Side Analysts

    Find out the difference between these two Wall Street jobs.
  18. Strategies And Secrets Of High Frequency Trading (HFT) Firms

    Secrecy, strategy and speed are the words that best define high-frequency trading (HFT) firms.
  19. 7 Steps To A Successful Investment Journey

    Before you start investing, educate yourself on financial ideas and develop a strategy that agrees with your personality. ...
  20. Top 6 Ways To Recession-Proof Your Job

    In a recession, financial industry personnel are often hit hard. Find out how to avoid getting the ax.
  21. Examining Credit Crunches Around The World

    Market tops and bottoms have proliferated the financial markets throughout history. Learn how countries dealt with these ...
  22. The Illusion Of Diversification: The Myth Of The 30 Stock Portfolio

    Find out what it takes to really diversify your portfolio.
  23. The Easy Way To Measure Bitcoin's Fair Market Value: A Do-It-Yourself Guide

    How do you determine the fair market value of a currency that has appreciated faster than the shares of even the hottest ...
  24. 10 Sources Of Nontaxable Income

    Taxes are often a deterrent from investing and saving. These financial practices will bring you no tax grief.
  25. Sovereign Wealth Funds - Friend Or Foe?

    With $5.86 trillion in assets as of September 2013, SWFs have a great deal of clout in financial markets. But as the majority ...
  26. How To Play The OTC Pink Stocks

    The OTC Pink offers a variety of investment candidates including many good companies waiting to be discovered. Recently, ...
  27. Introduction To Asian Financial Markets

    We look at the history of Asia's financial development and how investors can get involved in these growing markets.
  28. How To Calculate A Z-Score

    Investors need to know how to detect signs of looming bankruptcy. The Z-score can help.
  29. Fibonacci And The Golden Ratio

    Discover how this amazing ratio, revealed in countless proportions throughout nature, applies to the financial markets.
  30. How To Analyze Restaurant Stocks

    Don't put your money on the table before getting a taste for analyzing this sector.
  31. 5 Statements Commonly Made By Amateur Investors

    Here are five inaccurate investing statements and some tips on how to think more like a professional.
  32. What You Need To Know About Financial Analysts

    Thinking about relying on analyst recommendations for your next trade? We'll show you what to watch out for.
  33. Mergers And Acquisitions: Understanding Takeovers

    In the dramatic world of M&As, battleground terms meld with bizarre metaphors to form the language of the game.
  34. Protecting Your Retirement Assets

    Your golden years are meant to be stress free. Keep them that way by protecting your assets.
  35. Introduction To The Portfolio Dedicated Strategy

    Dedicated Investment Portfolio strategies have been used by institutional investors like pension funds and insurance companies ...
  36. Avoid The Downsides Of Downsizing In Retirement

    Done right, downsizing can still be a good idea. You can have more money, simplify your life, and reduce home-maintenance ...
  37. The Ethics Of Investing

    The proper application of ethics to the world of investments is a highly subjective topic.
  38. Solutions For Concentrated Positions

    Investopedia explains various tactics for divesting your overexposure to any one stock.
  39. How Influential Economists Changed Our History

    Find out how these five groundbreaking thinkers laid our financial foundations.
  40. The Income Property: Your Late-In-Life Retirement Plan

    You're nearing retirement age and you don't have the nest egg you need. Here's how an income property can help you make up ...
  41. Tales From The Trenches: Location Is Everything

    When a candle pattern re-occurs near a moving average, it may indicate future support or resistance.
  42. 6 Dangerous Moves For First-Time Investors

    It's easy for people to invest nowadays, but there are risks. These mistakes could take you out of the market when you've ...
  43. How Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac Were Saved

    These mortgage giants had to be put under government conservatorship, driving home the gravity of the subprime crisis.
  44. Investment Misselling A Global Problem

    When banks and advisors focus on fees and commissions, it is investors and the market that take the hit.
  45. How To Become A Sophisticated Investor

    No one doubts the value and importance of investor education and sophistication, but many investors are not really all that ...
  46. 5 Reasons To Be Optimistic About The Economy

    I find that defaulting to pessimism about the economy is a great way to hedge your emotional bets.
  47. Top Broker Excuses For Poor Investments

    It is not uncommon for investors to lose money through misselling or other forms of mismanagement.
  48. How To Use A Moving Average To Buy Stocks

    The Moving Average indicator is one of the most useful tools to trade and analyze financial markets.
  49. Take the "Dope" Out of Your Finances

    The activity of the brain chemical dopamine can help make sense of our irrational financial decisions. Here's how to outsmart ...
  50. Find Security In Covered Bonds

    Find out about a safe investing alternative that could have prevented the subprime meltdown.
  51. 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. ...
  52. Motivations That Influence Trading Strategies

    Traders and speculators have different classifications based on their differing characteristics or strategies carried.
  53. Tweezers Provide Precision For Trend Traders

    How to use candlestick tweezer patterns for analyzing and trading financial markets.
  54. Would You Profit As A Day Trader?

    Market timing is surrounded by controversy, but does it work?
  55. Burn Rate Key Factor In Company's Sustainability

    Be careful around companies with high cash burn rates. These investments can turn to ashes.
  56. How Warren Buffett made Berkshire Hathaway a World-beater

    It would almost be easier to list the industry sectors in which Omaha-based Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) doesn’t ...
  57. Narrow Your Range With Stop-Limit Orders

    With stop-limit orders, buyers protect themselves from prices too high for their tastes.
  58. Simple Moving Averages Make Trends Stand Out

    The moving average is easy to calculate and, once plotted on a chart, is a powerful visual trend-spotting tool.
  59. Basics Of China's Real Estate Industry

    China's exponential growth was led primarily by its Real Estate Industry, but could this trend continue?
  60. 12 Things You Need To Know About Financial Statements

    Discover how to keep score of companies to increase your chances of choosing a winner.
  61. Texas Ratio Rounds Up Bank Failures

    This measure can help investors spot potential trouble in a bank's financials. Find out how.
  62. Cashing In On The Venture Capital Cycle

    Find out how VC firms make the market go round, and round and round.
  63. Foreclosure Opens Doors For Real Estate Investors

    Learn how to spot hot properties that you can turn around for a profit.
  64. Valuing Firms Using Present Value Of Free Cash Flows

    When trying to evaluate a company, it always comes down to determining the value of the free cash flows and discounting them ...
  65. The Evolution Of Money Management

    We look at the development of the money management profession and how it impacts professional money managers today.
  66. How To Add Real Assets To Your Portfolio

    Real assets, as distinguished from financial assets, means stuff you can touch: oil, gold, pork bellies, real estate and ...
  67. Key Markets Waking From Summer Slumber

    Underneath Yellowstone National Park lies a dormant supervolcano capable of burying Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Colorado ...
  68. Complementing Your Portfolio With Closed-End Funds

    You've created a well-diversified portfolio but have some spare cash that should be put to work. What next? Have a look at ...
  69. The Seasons Of An Investor's Life

    From a tentative spring to a comfortable winter, learn how to weather the phases of your investing journey.
  70. Profiling: It's Not Just For The FBI

    Learn how to quantify each client's specific dreams and create a realistic financial plan.
  71. How to Value Companies With Negative Earnings

    For some investors, the possibility of stumbling upon a small biotech with a potential blockbuster drug, or a junior miner ...
  72. Do You Understand Investment Risk?

    Many investors overestimate their level of financial knowledge.
  73. Decoding DuPont Analysis

    Get a deeper understanding of ROE with these three-step and five-step calculations.
  74. Analyze Investments Quickly With Ratios

    Make informed decisions about your investments with these easy equations.
  75. Gold IRA Rollover

    Does it make sense to roll over some of the money in your 401(k), IRA or Roth retirement accounts into a gold IRA? Consider ...
  76. A Guide To Key ETFs Investing In South Korea

    An overview of the ETFs that offer investors an easy and efficient way to invest in South Korea's many leading companies.
  77. 10 Timeless Rules For Investors

    Find out what most investors are doing wrong, and how you can do it right.
  78. Leveraging Leverage For Bigger Profits

    Leverage is like fire. Find out how to use it to heat up your investing without burning your portfolio.
  79. Working Capital Works

    A company's efficiency, financial strength and cash-flow health show in its management of working capital.
  80. The Leap-Year Phenomenon

    Find out if you can build a strategy around the behavior of the market in the presidential cycle.
  81. The Basic Language Of Candlestick Charting

    If you want to use candlestick charting to get a sense of where a stock is headed, you need to learn how to read this unique ...
  82. Top Tips For Successfully Renting Out Your Home

    Renting out your home can be a great way to ride out a real estate slump - if you do it right.
  83. Warren Buffett's Best Buys

    The Oracle of Omaha's "Rip van Winkle" approach has served him well. Read on to learn more.
  84. The Causes And Effects Of Credit Shocks

    These shocks cycle through history. Find out what you need to know to avoid the alarm bells.
  85. Is Your Insurance Company Going Belly Up?

    When insurance companies go bankrupt or face financial difficulty, it's bad news for policy holders.
  86. Analysis: Should You Get A Gold IRA?

    Yes, you can invest in actual gold or other precious metals for your IRA. See the special rules for gold IRAs and what gold ...
  87. Spotting Breakouts As Easy As ACD

    Wondering what it means to be a "logical trader"? Take a look at this system devised by Mark Fisher.
  88. What Investors Can Learn From Insider Trading

    Some insider trading is actually legal - and can be extremely telling for investors.
  89. How To Break Bad Trading Habits

    It isn't making money on each trade that counts, but developing a long-term plan that works.
  90. Introduction To The CAIA Designation

    Are you preparing for a CAIA designation? Don't worry, we'll give you a bit of insight.
  91. The Green Marketing Machine

    Don't let corporations greenwash their dirty laundry. Learn how to spot a phony.
  92. What Is Bitcoin's Intrinsic Value?

    What would bitcoin's price look like in the event of widespread adoption?
  93. Fracking Companies: Practices, Profit Opportunities & Outlook

    Learn about the business opportunities available to companies in the fracking, how they operate and new innovations going ...
  94. How The Retail Investor Profits From High Frequency Trading

    Stock markets and high-frequency trading seem inseparable. As an individual investor, try and make the best of the mess, ...
  95. Top SEC EDGAR Tools For New Investors

    Navigating the plethora of data available to investors can be overwhelming. The SEC has made it a bit easier with its EDGAR ...
  96. Reading The Balance Sheet

    Learn about the components of the statement of financial position and how they relate to each other.
  97. Balance Sheet: Analyzing Owners' Equity

    Analyzing owners’ equity is an important analytics tool, but it should be done in the context of other tools such as analyzing ...
  98. IRA Assets And Alternative Investments

    Interested in non-traditional investing? Make sure you follow the rules to avoid prohibited transactions.
  99. How To Lie With Financial Statistics

    Can you really trust what the financial services industry puts out? We tell about some tricks that hide the truth.
  100. The German Economic Miracle

    After World War II, Germany was in ruins. Learn about the country's quick rise to the third strongest economy in the world. ...
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