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  1. Arbitrage Strategies With Changing Interest Rates

    Changes in interest rates can give rise to arbitrage opportunities that, while short-lived, can be very lucrative for traders ...
  2. How Is The GDP Of India Calculated?

    India is a front-runner among developing economies. Investopedia explains how India calculates its GDP, an indicator of economic ...
  3. Top Mortgage-Backed Securities ETFs

    Investing in mortgage-backed securities has many advantages, but studying their history may make you wary.
  4. Young Investors: Should You Care About Dividends?

    If you're a young investor, you may want to consider a non-traditional approach to investing.
  5. Are These Your Best ETF, ETN Bets for 2015?

    These 10 ETFs and ETNs have been on fire, but will investors who don't proceed with caution get burned?
  6. How To Calculate Beta Of A Private Company

    We explain two methods for calculating the beta of a private company.
  7. What Happens When A Stock Broker Goes Bust?

    While there is nothing much that can be done against the market volatility, there is a protection mechanism in place in case ...
  8. Top Alternatives to Penny Stocks

    Have the stomach for high risk? Consider these alternatives to penny stocks.
  9. Best ETFs to Trade the Tokyo Stock Exchange

    Japanese stocks are soaring thanks to incredibly aggressive monetary policy. Should you go for the ride?
  10. Should You Bet on These 5 Inverse Oil ETFs?

    While these oil inverse ETFs can make a lot of fast money, investors need to proceed with caution.
  11. Should Bet on This Top Gaming ETF?

    BJK has been performing well, but is this just a blip in an otherwise bear market for gaming companies?
  12. What Makes Apple Inc. So Valuable?

    Apple is the most valuable company in the world by a landslide. How did it get there and will it stay on top?
  13. Today's Top ETFs: Worth a Bet or Should You Pass?

    ETFs can be profitable and dangerous. Here's a list of today's most popular funds and what you should watch about them.
  14. Are These the Top 3 Value Stocks of 2015?

    A look at three value plays for the long-term investor.
  15. How To Track Upcoming IPOs

    Interested in investing through IPOs? Here is the list of free sources for information on upcoming IPOs.
  16. Leveraged S&P 500 ETFs: Are These the Best?

    A look at the top six S&P 500 leveraged ETFs.
  17. Penny Stocks that Had Potential But Failed

    Welcome to the wild world of penny stocks. Here's what to expect.
  18. Are These 3 Agricultural ETFs, ETNs a Good Bet?

    Three top tier agriculture ETFs and ETNs to consider when the time is right.
  19. Occidental Petroleum: No Gas Stations, No Problem

    An in depth look at influential oil and gas company Occidental Petroleum.
  20. These Investments Have Soared in 2015

    These five investments are on fire and still offer high potential going forward. Here's why.
  21. Is the DSUM Yuan Fixed Income ETF a Good Bet?

    An an depth look at PowerShares Chinese Yuan Dim Sum Bond ETF and its risks.
  22. 3 Top Pharma Stocks that Pay Regular Dividends

    The low down on three big name, dividend-paying pharma stocks.
  23. Are These 3 Alternative Energy ETFs Good Bets?

    Eyeing alternative energy? Consider these three ETFs to gain exposure.
  24. Free Cash Flow vs EBITDA: Which Should You Analyze?

    FCF and EBITDA are two ways of looking at the earnings of a business. EBITDA might be better for comparison purposes, while ...
  25. The Risks Of Writing Covered Calls

    While writing a covered call option is less risky than writing a naked call option, the strategy is not entirely riskfree.
  26. Key Financial Ratios For The Retail Industry

    The retail industry is measured on sales growth in existing store, forecasted based on foot traffic and ticket data, and ...
  27. Why Working Longer To Save More Is A Bad Strategy

    If your retirement plan mostly consists of working longer to earn and save more money, you might need to rethink that strategy.
  28. 7 Sentences Successful People Never Say

    Success & wealth are not something that can be accomplished overnight. Here, we interviewed more than a thousand millionaires ...
  29. Market Timing Tips & Rules You Should Know

    Market timing rules benefit investments by finding the best prices and times to take exposure and book profits.
  30. When And How To Tackle Earnings Reports

    Trading earnings news for consistent profits requires considerable discipline and patience.
  31. Top 3 High Yield Stocks with Growth Potential

    High yield and growth potential don't often go hand in hand, except when it comes to these three stocks.
  32. How India Makes Money

    India currently has the ninth largest nominal GDP (and third largest in PPP) in the world.
  33. Azim Premji: India's Generous Manufacturing Mogul

    Azim Premji transformed a cooking fat company into a conglomerate that's advanced India's IT sector, but he's also someone ...
  34. Why 2015 Does Not Look Like Y2K

    The technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index hit a new record last week, as a broader rally in stocks helped nudge it past ...
  35. How To Play Potential Market Opportunities In 2Q?

    The first quarter played out as expected, but there were a few surprises, including a strengthening dollar and how far interest ...
  36. What is Warren Buffett's Net Worth In 2015?

    How much is Warren Buffet worth in 2015 and what holdings does he have?
  37. Jumping On Retail With ETFs

    Retail ETFs offer limited trading and investment choices, with two primary funds and a single illiquid leveraged fund.
  38. Value Investing & Short Selling Are Like Oil & Water

    To be a good value investor, you need to find and buy bargain stocks but more importantly, you have to stick to the trade ...
  39. Trading Risks And Rewards In Your Favor

    Measure reward and risk targets before taking a trade, and let those numbers guide your open position.
  40. Due Diligence Tips for Investing in Alternatives

    Alternative investments can provide unique benefits to clients for whom they are suitable. But do your due diligence and ...
  41. Top Foreign Debt ETFs & Funds for Diversification

    Foreign fixed income options for investors seeking capital preservation and diversification
  42. Africa's Rapid Tech Advancement Drawing Investors

    The rapid adoption of technology, and the proliferation of startups, in Africa have created excellent investment opportunities.
  43. Take Note Of Key Trends That Are Gaining Momentum

    Technology is on the rise and rapidly evolving. Prospective tech investors need to pay attention to trends and which sectors ...
  44. How to Invest in the Shanghai Composite Index

    If you want access to China's A-Share market, this is how to do it.
  45. How To Read A T-Bill Quote

    If you want buy and sell US Treasury bills, you need to learn to read the quotes.
  46. Know Key Financial Data Before Betting On Airlines

    The airline industry is highly cyclical. Investors need to understand where the industry is in the cycle in order to assign ...
  47. Investment Banks: Not a Good Bet Right Now?

    Investment banks might appear safe to investors at the moment, but they're probably more dangerous than advertised.
  48. Top 4 High-Yielding Preferred Stock ETFs

    ETFs offer diversification, a clear advantage. Preferred stock ETFs offer even more.
  49. Target Date Funds: More Popular, Cheaper Than Ever

    How target date funds can help investors weather volatility when it comes to saving for retirement.
  50. Do Energy Sector CAPEX Cuts Equal Opportunity?

    Pessimism in the oil patch has reached new levels. Does this mean the sector could be the ultimate value investing buy?
  51. The Story Behind Apple's Success

    The marketing helps, and the media and fan frenzy never hurt; but it is the quality of the products that drive Apple's success. ...
  52. How China Makes Money

    China has the first or second largest GDP in the world but is not nearly as developed as others in the top 10.
  53. Top 4 Ways to Invest Tax Free

    When you're ready to invest, start by looking at these 4 tax-advantaged ways to build your portfolio and your future.
  54. SEC-Regulated Options Brokers

    Investopedia provides a List Of SEC-Regulated Options Brokers
  55. Best Ways To Protect Your Bitcoins

    Just like any other valuable asset, its important to keep your bitcoins safe. Here are few ways to protect bitcoins from ...
  56. Writing Covered Calls On Dividend Stocks

    Writing covered calls on stocks that pay above-average dividends is a strategy that can be used to boost returns on a portfolio, ...
  57. Top Tools Every Financial Advisor Needs

    Becoming a financial advisor requires more education and hard work than is often assumed, but today's technology can relieve ...
  58. Is it Time to Buy Floating Rate Bonds?

    The Fed’s awaited interest rate hike could finally be at hand. Are floating rate bonds the way to go?
  59. Top Bachelor Degree For A Hedgefund Career

    From economics to statistic analysis, certain bachelor's degrees make graduates more qualified for landing highly sought ...
  60. Why International Diversification Matters Today

    Given the breadth and diversity of the U.S. economy and market, many U.S. investors feel comfortable keeping their money ...
  61. Will The US Economy Rebound In The 2nd Quarter?

    Most investors know that U.S. 1st quarter growth numbers aren’t pretty. Economic statistics have been missing expectations ...
  62. Should You Track The Cost Of Retirement Income?

    Today, workers face a challenge when saving for retirement, because retirement income is getting more expensive, and the ...
  63. The U.S. Economy May Be Stronger Than You Think

    While the economic performance in the U.S. broadly disappointed in the first quarter, temporary factors presented one-off ...
  64. Cost-Free Connection Of Target Groups To Marketers

    ZipDial spotted a niche marketing opportunity in the area of “missed calls” and developed a business around it. Here is how ...
  65. The Funds Keep Flowing Into Indian Tech Startups

    Investors are increasingly turning their attention to Indian tech startup companies. Billions of dollars are flowing into ...
  66. 10 Cities Leading Bitcoin Adoption

    An overview of the global cities leading the way in using the virtual currency Bitcoin.
  67. Facing Retirement? Look Beyond 100% Bonds

    Retiring doesn't mean putting all your money in bonds. There are two things to consider when it comes to be invested in bonds: ...
  68. Is the PowerShares (PFEM) ETF a Good Bet Now?

    What you need to know if you are considering trading PowerShares Fundamental Emerging Markets Local Debt ETF.
  69. The Story Behind Google's Success

    An ongoing commitment to innovation and rapid iteration drives Google's ongoing success.
  70. One Silver Lining Of Slower Global Growth

    Stocks struggled last week amid more evidence out of the world’s largest economies that global economic growth isn’t accelerating ...
  71. Anatomy of Emerging Markets Debt ETF (EMLC)

    This emerging market bond ETF offers a high yield, but there are dangers. Find out why.
  72. How to Analyze Pharma Stock Fundamentals

    What you need to know about analyzing the fundamentals of pharma stocks.
  73. How to Pick the Best Dividend Stocks

    Dividend stocks can make you rich, but you have to be patient.
  74. 5 Gold Stocks that Pay Regular Dividends

    Five dividend paying gold stocks to put on your watch list.
  75. Beware of these Five Bitcoin Scams

    We look at five bitcoin scams and how to protect yourself from fraud.
  76. Financial Bear 3X (FAZ): Bull in a Bear Suit?

    Why the Financial Bear 3X Direxion ETF looks like a bullish bet.
  77. This Gold ETF is Fine for Traders, Not Investors

    A look under the hood of the Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3X ETF.
  78. 4 Top Dividend-Paying Agriculture Stocks

    Here are four different ways to play dividend-paying agro stocks.
  79. REITs 101: How They're Regulated

    Here's everything you need to know about REITs in less than five minutes.
  80. Invest in Emerging Market Currencies with this ETF

    Why this emerging market currency ETF needs to be on your radar.
  81. Oil vs. Gas ETFs: Which One Should I Choose?

    When it comes to oil versus gas ETFs, why not choose one that gives exposure to both?
  82. Understand The Math Behind Betting Odds & Gambling

    A betting opportunity should be considered valuable if the probability assessed for an outcome is higher than the implied ...
  83. The Top 3 Silver ETFs

    Like any tradable asset, silver and silver ETF prices are governed by the fundamental market economic forces of supply and ...
  84. How China's GDP Is Calculated

    China is the world’s second-largest economy based on its GDP figures. Investopedia explains the methodology behind China’s ...
  85. Bitcoin Transactions Vs. Credit Card Transactions

    We provide an overview of the differences between bitcoin and credit card transactions, and the advantages of using one over ...
  86. 4 Quality Dividend Stocks You Need to Consider

    Looking for quality stocks that also pay dividends? Consider these four.
  87. Top 6 Gas Stocks that Pay Regular Dividends

    A look at the top 6 dividend paying gas stocks.
  88. Real Estate Advice for Recent Retirees

    What retirees need to consider when it come to making real estate decisions.
  89. Best ETFs for Inflationary Worries

    Inflation may have been muted over the last few years, but that doesn’t mean investors should forget about it.
  90. Betting Basics: Fractional, Decimal & American Odds

    Betting odds are expressed in three popular formats: Fractional (British), Decimal (European) and American (Moneyline). So, ...
  91. Invest In Gold Through ETFs

    The mystique of the yellow metal captivates market players seeking hedges against inflationary pressure, safe haven in turbulent ...
  92. How To Best Analyze Relative Strength

    Relative strength indicators measure performance between similar instruments, uncovering opportunities that can translate ...
  93. A Guide To Finding The Most Actively Traded Stocks

    Knowing the trading volume of a stock helps traders understand price movements and forecast future movements. This short ...
  94. Top Oil Stocks that Pay Regular Dividends

    Eyeing oil stocks that pay regular dividends? Consider these refinery plays.
  95. Are These the Top Monthly Dividend Stocks?

    Interested in monthly dividends? Here are two stocks to watch.
  96. Beware: These Bond Funds Act Like Stocks

    Beware of bond funds that act like stocks.
  97. Investing Early In The Future of Data Security

    Data breaches are becoming increasingly common. Among the foremost technologies paving the path for the future of data security ...
  98. 10 Most Famous Hedge Fund Managers

    The most famous hedge fund managers have made billions, but their fame might not always result from their financial successes.
  99. Bitcoin Vs. Litecoin: What's The Difference?

    Litecoin is often referred to as "the silver to Bitcoin's gold." But what is Litecoin, and how does it compare to its more ...
  100. Why Governments Are Afraid Of Bitcoin

    Bitcoin is the first decentralized peer-to-peer payment network and cryptocurrency. Governments may fear Bitcoin because ...
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