Investing Articles

  1. Buffett's Biggest Missteps

    Looking at the track record of this famously successful investor, it is clear that even keen investors can make the same ...
  2. 4 Ways To Forecast Currency Changes

    Whether you are a business or a trader, having an exchange rate forecast to guide your decisions helps to minimize risks ...
  3. What S&P's Warning On U.S. Debt Means

    A downgrade of the U.S. credit rating could have far-reaching effects across markets.
  4. The 4 Safest Investments Right Now

    If you have money that you can't lose, these options are a low-risk solution to preserving principal.
  5. Lower Your Fees With Mutual Fund Breakpoints

    The lower the sales charge you pay, the greater your returns. Find out how to cash in.
  6. Online Poker Goes Bust

    From a business perspective, is the recent crackdown of online poker really justified?
  7. How To Trade The Head And Shoulders Pattern

    The head-and-shoulders chart pattern is a popular and easy-to-spot pattern - once a trader is aware of what they are watching ...
  8. Hamburger Economics: The Big Mac Index

    In theory, PPP stands up much better than it does in reality. Find out how to evaluate currencies according to the price ...
  9. How To Analyze Real Estate Investment Trusts

    REITs are much like dividend-paying companies, but analyzing them requires consideration of the accounting treatment of property. ...
  10. Forex Trading: A Beginner's Guide

    Learn about the forex market and some beginner trading strategies to get started.
  11. Is Warren Buffett Really A Value Investor?

    Warren Buffett has long been hailed as a value investor. But is that statement still accurate?
  12. How To Use Options To Make Earnings Predictions

    Use this simple three-step process to make your own earnings predictions using options data.
  13. 5 Economic Concepts Consumers Need To Know

    A solid understanding of economics helps build a strong foundation in almost every area of life.
  14. Don't Get Busted By A Back-Door Registration

    Foreign firms have found a way to skirt regulations and gain access to American exchanges, and it's putting you at risk. ...
  15. The S&P Downgrade: What Does It Mean?

    Standard & Poor's downgraded the outlook on U.S. Treasuries from "stable" to "negative." We'll look at what this means ...
  16. 7 Facts You Didn't Know About The Greenback

    There's more to that $10 bill in your pocket than you think - read on for some interesting facts about U.S. currency.
  17. Profit From Forex With Currency ETFs

    There's always a bull market somewhere - and now you can find it with currency ETFs.
  18. Introduction To Technical Analysis Price Patterns

    To "find your game" in technical analysis, you need to be able to recognize reversals and continuations as they form.
  19. Digging Deeper Into Mutual Fund Names

    Go beyond the name and find out if that fund fits into your portfolio.
  20. Get A Richer Picture With The Penman-Nissim Framework

    Probability trends and profitability analysis are clearer when using this framework.
  21. Mortgage Options For Underwater Homeowners

    Find out what options are available when your mortgage is greater than the value of your home.
  22. Where's The Next Housing Bubble?

    Countries outside of the U.S. are showing definite signs of housing bubbles - but which will be the first to pop?
  23. The Dangers Of Share Dilution

    Investors need to be aware of the existence of dilutive securities and how they can affect existing shareholders.
  24. How To Value A Real Estate Investment Property

    Make sure you know what your real estate investment is worth before you sign the ownership papers.
  25. Why Gold Could Go Even Higher

    While no one knows for certain, there are strong arguments in favor of gold's continued rise.
  26. Information Overload: How It Hurts Investors

    There's a fine line between staying informed and being overloaded with financial information.
  27. The Fab Five: South Africa Joins BRIC

    South Africa's inclusion in BRIC is considered premature by some, but there could be a method to the madness.
  28. How Inflation-Fighting Techniques Affect The Currency Market

    Central banks use these strategies to calm inflation, but they can also provide longer-term clues for forex traders.
  29. Famous Money-Fueled Divorces

    Check out these three financial lessons you can learn from celebrity breakups.
  30. Why You Should Care About Chinese Inflation

    Because of the close ties created by global trade, China's inflation problem is our problem too.
  31. 5 Easy Steps To Becoming A Millionaire

    Find out some easy-to-follow tips for setting yourself up to become a millionaire.
  32. 5 Essential Things You Need To Know About Every Stock You Buy

    Investing is easy but investing successfully is tough. Knowing these five essentials can help save you time when researching ...
  33. What It Really Takes To Succeed In Business

    It takes a lot more than an Ivy League education to become a CEO.
  34. The Contenders For Warren Buffett's Job

    Berkshire Hathaway has said that no one person can fill Buffett's shoes once he retires, but who are the candidates for the ...
  35. Deadly Flaws In Major Market Indicators

    These indicators give investors and experts some data to work with, but they're far from perfect measures.
  36. How To Create A Laddered CD Portfolio

    Laddered certificates of deposit offer safe capital and predictable cash flow, while bringing simplicity to your portfolio. ...
  37. How The Power Of The Masses Drives The Market

    Market psychology is an undeniably powerful force. Find out what you can do about it.
  38. Short Interest: What It Tells Us

    This figure can be a real eye-opener about the market sentiment surrounding a given stock.
  39. How To Pick The Best Telecom Stocks

    This ever-changing industry can leave investors scratching their heads. Find out which metrics matter.
  40. The Least Accessible Markets To Investors

    International investing is a great idea, but investors will find that many markets are largely closed to them.
  41. The Difference Between Finance And Economics

    Learn the differences between these closely related disciplines and how they inform and influence each other.
  42. The 6 Highest Paid People On Wall Street

    Learn more about the top Wall Street investors who made their fortunes with high-stakes hedge funds.
  43. Find Forex Profit With The RSI Rollercoaster

    This high-reward setup will provide plenty of ups and downs before a big climb.
  44. Investing In The Metals Markets

    Learn the many options available for investing in the earth's chemical elements, such as gold, silver and rare-earth metals. ...
  45. What Is The Best Sector To Invest In Right Now?

    The consumer staples sector may become more appealing as investors look to invest in companies with stable earnings, growth ...
  46. How The Japanese Crisis Affects The US

    If long-term economic disruptions arise in Japan, they can be expected to have noticeable effects on the U.S. economy. Find ...
  47. 7 Reasons You Shouldn't Invest In Oil

    The prediction of record oil prices isn't enough to make this commodity a good investment.
  48. The 6 Most Common Portfolio Protection Strategies

    It's impossible to avoid all risk, but these strategies can help protect you against the worst of it.
  49. Buffett's World Travels

    What the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway thinks of various developing countries and which has the most potential.
  50. 4 Clean-Energy Alternatives To Uranium

    There are many clean alternative sources of fuel and power that can be used in place of uranium.
  51. 4 Commodities Affected By World Conflicts

    What happens to commodities when political disagreements lead to war?
  52. Do Mergers Save Or Cost Consumers Money?

    A merger or acquisition can actually be beneficial to the customer - find out how, in this article.
  53. Protect Your Portfolio Against Inflation And Deflation

    Inflation and deflation are opposite sides of the same coin. When both are threatening, here's what to do to keep your portfolio ...
  54. Why The Yen Is So Strong

    We look at why the yen strengthened after the tsunami and how it impacts the global economy.
  55. Fees Big Investors Don't Pay

    Find out about the big savings that wealthy traders enjoy over smaller investors.
  56. How Stock Market Indexes Changed Investing

    Find out how the first market averages were calculated and what they mean for investors today.
  57. 4 Characteristics Of Recession-Proof Companies

    Investors can find profitable companies - even in a recession. It's all about knowing where to look.
  58. Uncover Forex Profits With The Turn Trade

    Pick tops and bottoms while still trading within the overall framework of a trend.
  59. Introduction To The Chinese Banking System

    As China steps into a greater role in the global economic system, their banking system continues to evolve.
  60. 4 Tips For Joining An Investment Club

    These circles of like-minded people are a wonderful way to explore investing without laying out large sums.
  61. A Beginner's Guide To Scalping In The Forex Markets

    We look at what scalping is, how to do it and the characteristics of a successful forex scalper.
  62. Go Green With Socially Responsible Investing

    Find out how morals and ethics can bring you a surprising return.
  63. 4 Common Active Trading Strategies

    Learn four of the most popular active trading strategies and why active trading isn't limited to professional traders anymore. ...
  64. 5 Top Investors Who Profited From The Recession

    These smart investors weren't scared off by the recession, and it paid off in a big way.
  65. Should You Invest According To Your Age?

    Common asset allocation advice could have you running out of money late in life.
  66. The Economics Of A Successful Marriage

    These theories can keep multi-million dollar corporations afloat, so they should be able to increase the odds of wedded bliss. ...
  67. 5 Ways To Save On Real Estate Fees

    Even a 1% reduction in real estate commissions can save you thousands of dollars.
  68. Event-Linked Bonds: Competing Against A Catastrophe

    These debt instruments can blow new wind into your portfolio, but only if you can handle the risk.
  69. How To Construct A High-Risk Portfolio

    Over time, intelligent and disciplined risk-seeking behavior can produce substantially above-average returns.
  70. Buffett: Penny Stocks, Day Trading Are My Real Key To Wealth

    The Oracle has abandoned value investing, and we have the story of why.
  71. 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. ...
  72. Valuing Private Companies

    You may be familiar with publicly-traded companies, but how much do you know about privately-held firms?
  73. 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.
  74. 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 ...
  75. 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 ...
  76. Using Double Tops And Double Bottoms In Currency Trading

    Find out how to apply the two most common price reversal patterns to your trading.
  77. 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.
  78. 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. ...
  79. 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. ...
  80. 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. ...
  81. 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 ...
  82. Investing In Russia: A Risky Game?

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

    Should investors worry that Warren Buffett is not putting money into the stock market?
  84. 5 Ways March Madness Makes Money

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

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

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

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

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

    Investing in gold and oil is now easy and cheap for investors, but not without risk.
  90. Adding Alpha Without Adding Risk

    Learn how to generate higher returns in your portfolio while keeping the same risk profile.
  91. 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 ...
  92. 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 ...
  93. 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.
  94. 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.
  95. Investing Tips For DINKs

    It sounds like an insult, but many count being a DINK as a financial advantage.
  96. 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 ...
  97. 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.
  98. 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.
  99. Using Open Interest To Find Bull/Bear Signals

    Volume should inform your use of this indicator in confirming trends and reversals.
  100. Intro To Open Interest In The Futures Market

    Applied primarily to the futures market, this indicator confirms trends and reversals.
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