Investing Articles

  1. Buffett: Penny Stocks, Day Trading Are My Real Key To Wealth

    The Oracle has abandoned value investing, and we have the story of why.
  2. Top 4 Signs Of Over-Diversification

    Learn how to spot over-diversification in your portfolio and find out why some financial advisors are motivated to do it.
  3. 12 Things You Need To Know About Financial Statements

    Discover how to keep score of companies to increase your chances of choosing a winner.
  4. Valuing Private Companies

    You may be familiar with publicly-traded companies, but how much do you know about privately-held firms?
  5. The Pros And Cons Of Money Market Funds

    Find out whether stocking your money in these accounts will stand up to the test of time.
  6. Warren Buffett's Copycats

    The "Oracle of Omaha" is one of the most successful investors of all time. No wonder so many investors are mimicking his investments. Find out who Buffett's imitators are and how they're doing.
  7. Betting On March Madness? Watch Out For The Tax Man

    Gambling on your office bracket is one thing, but gambling on your tax bracket is another. Learn how to keep more of your winnings, while keeping the IRS happy.
  8. An Introduction To Small Cap Stocks

    When it comes to a company's size, bigger isn't always better for investors. Find out more here.
  9. Using Double Tops And Double Bottoms In Currency Trading

    Find out how to apply the two most common price reversal patterns to your trading.
  10. Canadians: The 5 Fastest Ways To Save For A Down Payment

    Some methods of saving for a down payment are faster than others. Here are five tried and true ways to get into a house faster.
  11. The Impact Of U.S. Corporate Taxation On Investment Decisions And CFC Transfer Pricing

    To avoid taxation, businesses do careful tax planning, taking into consideration more than one country's taxation system.
  12. The Top March Madness Teams, And What They're Worth

    A look at the top March Madness schools, based on ranking and overall number of titles, and the finances backing their programs.
  13. Top 5 Oil-Producing Countries In 2011

    The recent spike in the price of oil has once again drawn our attention to the importance of a ready supply of oil to our modern economy.
  14. Investing In Russia: A Risky Game?

    You might be better off playing roulette if you don't understand the risks of investing here.
  15. Why Warren Buffett Might Not Be Buying Stocks

    Should investors worry that Warren Buffett is not putting money into the stock market?
  16. 5 Ways March Madness Makes Money

    With the popularity of the college basketball tournament, there's a lot of cash changing hands.
  17. Valuing A Stock With Supernormal Dividend Growth Rates

    If these calculations are off, it could drastically change the value of the shares.
  18. Style Drift Can Hurt Mutual Fund Returns

    Small, gradual changes in a portfolio manager's stated strategies can be a big risk for investors.
  19. The Value Investor's Handbook

    Learn the technique that Buffett, Lynch and other pros used to make their fortunes.
  20. Demographic Trends And The Implications For Investment

    See how people's movements, ages, deaths and buying patterns affect portfolios worldwide.
  21. Gold Or Oil: Which Is The Hotter Investment?

    Investing in gold and oil is now easy and cheap for investors, but not without risk.
  22. A Billionaire's Financial Entourage

    This crew may not be as exciting as a rock star's, but a group of financial gurus can keep more money coming in than going out.
  23. Using Porter's 5 Forces To Analyze Stocks

    These five qualitative measures allow investors to draw conclusions about a corporation that are not apparent on the balance sheet.
  24. Are My Investments Insured Against Loss?

    Money invested in a brokerage account has some protection, but that doesn't mean you can't lose it.
  25. Adding Alpha Without Adding Risk

    Learn how to generate higher returns in your portfolio while keeping the same risk profile.
  26. Investing Tips For DINKs

    It sounds like an insult, but many count being a DINK as a financial advantage.
  27. The Dangers Of Deflation

    We look at what life would be like in a deflationary environment, and what you can do to protect your investments.
  28. Top Tax Tips For Retirees

    Filing your taxes during retirement can be just as time consuming as when you were employed. We have some tips to help you out.
  29. The Series 3 Exam: Creating A Career With Commodities

    The Series 3 exam is the quickest way to diversify sales and add futures to your investing options.
  30. 3 Economic Reasons Behind The Protests In Egypt

    Find out the underlying issues that have led to the recent protests and change in government in Egypt.
  31. Using Open Interest To Find Bull/Bear Signals

    Volume should inform your use of this indicator in confirming trends and reversals.
  32. Burn Rate Key Factor In Company's Sustainability

    Be careful around companies with high cash burn rates. These investments can turn to ashes.
  33. Intro To Open Interest In The Futures Market

    Applied primarily to the futures market, this indicator confirms trends and reversals.
  34. The Financial Effects Of A Natural Disaster

    Despite advances in building and infrastructure, we're all subject to Mother Nature's whims - and the damage can have far-reaching effects.
  35. Why There's No Such Thing As A Bad Real Estate Market

    Sometimes a "bad" market can be the best thing for you.
  36. 10 Ways To Prepare For A Personal Financial Crisis

    Life is unpredictable, but if there's anything you can do to stave off disaster, it's to be prepared and be careful.
  37. An Introduction To Hyperinflation

    Hyperinflation isn't some historical curiosity. It is a very real risk that countries and governments still struggle with today.
  38. A Primer On The Biotech Sector

    Investing in the biotech sector can involve both huge losses and major gains.
  39. Who Owns The Stock Exchanges?

    As M&A heats up among the exchanges, here's how the market currently looks.
  40. Become A Certified Financial Divorce Analyst

    Use your financial knowledge to help people preserve their financial integrity after a failed marriage.
  41. 5 Recession Stock Picks And What They're Worth Now

    Warren Buffett and others continued to buy - or go long - the stock market throughout the recession.
  42. How To Read The Market's Psychological State

    Discover what on-balance volume, accumulation/distribution and open interest can tell you about the market mood.
  43. Dividend Tax Rates: What Investors Need To Know

    Find out how legislation enacted in 2003 is benefiting both investors and corporations, and when it's scheduled to expire.
  44. How To Become A Successful Forex Trader

    Discover a framework that will help you build your own profitable forex trading strategy.
  45. An Introduction To Reverse Convertible Notes (RCNs)

    When stocks are stagnant and fixed-income yields are crumbling, RCNs come to the rescue!
  46. How To Pick A Stock

    So you've finally decided to start investing. But what should you put in your portfolio? Find out here.
  47. 6 Signs Of A Healthy Real Estate Market

    When these indicators align, it is a good bet that a real estate recovery is on the way.
  48. Who Wants To Be A Trillionaire?

    These wealthy individuals have the best shot at being the first trillionaire.
  49. Option Price-Volatility Relationship: Avoiding Negative Surprises

    Learn about the price-volatility dynamic and its dual effect on option positions.
  50. David Sokol: Buffett's Former Right-Hand Man

    Sokol contrasts sharply with Buffett's management style, but he can help Berkshire thrive once Buffett decides to move on.
  51. How China's New Status Affects You

    China is officially the world's second-largest economy. Find out what this ranking shift means for the general public and investors.
  52. An Introduction To Managed Futures

    Their inverse correlation with stocks and bonds make these alternative investments worth getting to know.
  53. What You Need To Know About Capital Gains And Taxes

    Find out how your profits are taxed and what to consider when making investment decisions.
  54. How The Loch Ness Monster Affects The Economy

    Do sightings of Bigfoot, Nessie and UFOs lead to massive market fluctuations?
  55. The Secret To Finding Profit In Pairs Trading

    Read about a market-neutral trading strategy using relatively low-risk positions.
  56. An Introduction To Depreciation

    Companies make choices and assumptions in calculating depreciation, and you need to know how these affect the bottom line.
  57. How To Calculate Required Rate Of Return

    The required rate of return is used by investors and corporations to evaluate investments. Find out how to calculate it.
  58. Interpreting Volume For The Futures Market

    Learn how to read the volume reports, look at the relation to liquidity and interpret volume using open interest.
  59. How To Manage Bull Put Option Spreads

    Learn how to halt options losses when the market moves quickly in an unfavorable direction.
  60. Wrap It Up: The Terms And Benefits Of Managed Money

    Find out if fee-based investing is right for you, by learning its terminology and types of investment vehicles.
  61. Point And Figure Charting Basics

    Learn how to construct and read these price charts designed to highlight entry and exit points for longer-term positions.
  62. Is A Reversal On The Way? Consult Traders' Index

    Use this indicator to gauge the end of a price trend.
  63. 4 Key Factors That Drive The Real Estate Market

    Whether you are investing directly or indirectly in property, you need to know the factors that affect its value.
  64. How The Rich Got That Way

    We explore the most common ways that people get rich, and look at what you can do to join the ranks of the wealthy.
  65. 5 People Blamed For The Financial Crisis

    The housing bubble, and the resulting financial crisis, has many different parents to blame.
  66. Government Regulations: Do They Help Businesses?

    These rules are in place to protect consumers and help businesses thrive at the same time.
  67. The Pros And Cons Of A Pegged Exchange Rate

    A pegged currency can give a country many advantages, but these advantages come at a price.
  68. How Market Psychology Drives Technical Indicators

    The tenets of market psychology underlie each and every charting tool.
  69. 6 Problems With 401k Plans

    If you pay attention to the problems here, you will be able to avoid the negative effects and meet your retirement goals.
  70. The 2011 Billionaire Investment Portfolio

    Find out where the extremely wealthy are putting their cash in 2011.
  71. Material Adverse Effect A Warning Sign For Stocks

    Learn what this phrase means and how to spot it in a company's financial statements.
  72. Dragons, Samurai Warriors And Sushi On Wall Street

    From samurai to sushi, there's no denying the East Asian influence on investing terminology.
  73. Why You Shouldn't Buy Investments You Know

    Though it's got merit, buying what you know could hold you back from achieving greater investment yields.
  74. What Billionaires Do After Retirement

    Retirement as a billionaire may sound like heaven, but for some, their work has only begun once they collect their gold Rolex.
  75. 4 Real Estate Markets Set To Rebound In 2011

    Some cities are ready to rebound sooner than others - these four markets show great potential.
  76. Capturing Profits With Position-Delta Neutral Trading

    This trading strategy will show you how to gain from a decline in implied volatility on any movement of the underlying.
  77. What's Going On With Muni Bonds?

    Should investors worry about the turbulence in the muni market?
  78. How To Become A Corporate Board Member

    We look at how corporate boards are constructed, and how investors can get involved.
  79. Protesting With Your Money: Does It Work?

    You have more power than you think when you protest with your wallet rather than your voice.
  80. Why Hedge Funds Love Distressed Debt

    When hedge funds buy up bonds from bankrupt companies, should investors follow suit?
  81. An Introduction To The CFA Designation

    The CFA designation is seen as the key certification for investment professionals. Find out what the CFA signifies for candidates and investors.
  82. Morningstar's Trifecta: An Easy Way To Select Mutual Funds

    These three pieces of Morningstar's trifecta can help you understand the quality of mutual funds.
  83. Time To Graduate From Mutual Funds?

    A few years ago, newly arrived investors were warned that they would lose $10,000 before they learned enough to make any money. If possible, that's not pessimistic enough.
  84. How To Use The P/E Ratio And PEG To Tell A Stock's Future

    While the price-to-earnings ratio is commonly used for assessing stock prices, the price/earnings-to-growth ratio offers forecasting advantages that investors need to know.
  85. Tips For Recession-Proofing Your Portfolio

    Find out what to do when the sun sets on a burgeoning market.
  86. The Perfect 2011 Investment Portfolio

    No individual picks here, but we'll look at some sectors that are good candidates to provide the greatest returns and top stocks of 2011.
  87. Alternative Ways To Hold Your Net Worth

    If you're afraid of putting your money back into the financial system, check out these alternatives.
  88. 15 Outrageous Super Bowl Bets

    Betting now includes aspects as obscure as who the game's MVP will thank first and how long it will take for the anthem singer to finish.
  89. Cautionary Signs For International Investors

    "Going global" is a fashionable investing style, but investors should know the risks.
  90. An Introduction To Weekly Options

    The weeklys are a powerful tool that can create quick profits or quick losses, depending on how you use them.
  91. China Dominates Rare Earth Metals Market

    As China protects its supply of rare earth metals, countries around the world will have to develop their own production to meet the growing demand.
  92. Understanding Volatility Measurements

    How do you choose a fund with an optimal risk-reward combination? We teach you about standard deviation, beta and more!
  93. How To Use A European Open Forex Strategy

    Forex traders need to be aware of both price movements and the time of day. Learn FX strategies that incorporate these factors to maximize profits.
  94. Dynamic Current Ratio: What It Is And How To Use It

    Learn why this ratio may be a good alternative to the current, cash and quick ratios.
  95. How To Build A Trading Indicator

    Wondering how people like Elliott and Gann built their famous trading tools? Learn the basics of constructing an indicator.
  96. Introduction to Types of Trading: Fundamental Traders

    Learn about the different traders and explore in detail the broader approach that focuses on company-specific events.
  97. Understanding Liability-Adjusted Cash Flow Yield

    Learn why LACFY is a valuable metric for investors looking to make quick valuation calls on a company's stock relative to it's free cash flow history.
  98. Why Stocks Outperform Bonds

    Why have stocks historically produced higher returns than bonds? It's all a matter of risk.
  99. What Investors Should Know About Interest Rates

    Understanding interest rates helps you answer the fundamental question of where to put your money.
  100. Using Public SEC Filings To Analyze Companies

    Reports from the Securities and Exchange Commission provide investors with an edge in determining the investment value of companies. Learn what to look for in these financial reports.
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