Investing Articles

  1. Top 10 Investment Tips From Pop Music

    These musical tidbits can help you keep your investments profitable.
  2. Connecting Crashes, Corrections And Capitulation

    Even though crashes, corrections and capitulations are bad news for investors holding the stock, there are still ways to profit.
  3. 6 Reasons Not To Diversify Your Holdings

    "Diversify" - easy to say, expensive to do.
  4. The Ratings Game - A Solution

    The ratings agencies are refusing to take on the legal risks of the new rules, leaving investors with a dilemma.
  5. The Origins Of Common Currency Symbols

    Check out some of the world's most heavily traded currencies and their origins.
  6. Watch Out For The Mutual Fund Metamorphosis

    A new name may make a fund look fresh and exciting, but has anything really changed?
  7. 5 Sectors With Recession-Proof Pay

    Looking to make a career change? Here are five sectors with stable prospects - and salaries.
  8. Wall Street History: Y2K, Milton Friedman And Golden Watches

    This week in financial history has a bit of everything, including murder.
  9. Combining Trend-Following and Countertrend Indicators

    In the long run, one of the best approaches to successful trading might be melding these two seemingly disparate methods together.
  10. Understanding The Sharpe Ratio

    This simple ratio will tell you how much that extra return is really worth.
  11. 10 Investing Tips From Heavy Metal

    Duelling guitars, frenetic drumming, ear-splitting vocals... and solid investment advice?
  12. Water Cooler Finance: The Unrelenting Claw Of Bernie Madoff

    As some industry giants are slipping, some underdogs are finally getting a foothold.
  13. Redefining Investor Risk

    Changing the way you think about time and risk can change the way you invest.
  14. Is Free Education Really Free?

    As the cost of college in the U.S. continues to climb, it's hard to believe that in some countries you can still be educated for free.
  15. Retail Notes: A Simpler Alternative To Bond Funds

    These securities are meant to be held until maturity, removing the burden of complex pricing that sometimes plagues bonds.
  16. The Foreign Exchange Interbank Market

    Can your forex broker offer you the most competitive pricing? Learn how the market's biggest players affect you.
  17. 6 Things You Shouldn't Sell At A Garage Sale

    Your garage is probably the most convenient place to stage a sale, but it may not be the most profitable.
  18. Profit With The Power Of P/E Ratio

    The P/E ratio is a valuable tool when deciding on an investment, but it's not the only thing to consider.
  19. When Geographic Diversification Fails

    Geographic diversification is becoming an ineffective investing strategy, but there are others that pay off in the long term.
  20. Catch On To The CCAPM

    The consumption capital asset pricing model smoothes over some of CAPM's weaknesses to make sense of risk aversion.
  21. Forex: The Memory Of Price Strategy

    Hate getting stopped out right before the price reverses? This forex trading strategy may help.
  22. Profit Without Predicting The Market

    Traders who try to predict the future can actually harm their trading options.
  23. Adjusting A Long Call Into A Butterfly Spread

    There are many key advantages offered to options traders who deal only in the underlying securities.
  24. Tips For Creating Profitable Stock Charts

    Find out how to create well-designed charts that will enhance your market analysis.
  25. Can You Maintain Virtue In Vice Stocks?

    When a company's fundamental business carries moral questions, it creates more questions and complications for investors.
  26. Investing With Purpose And For Profit: Affordable Housing

    Successful real estate investors are more than just landords - they are savvy business executives.
  27. Why There Are Always Stocks Worth Owning

    No matter how bad the market gets, the right stocks are a good buy. Find out why.
  28. Billionaires: Can They Solve The World's Problems?

    If Buffett and Gates did convince other billionaires to give away their fortunes, what could be paid for?
  29. Manipulating Facts to Fit a Theory: A Dangerous Trading Practice

    This practice is common with experienced and new traders, and it can lead to huge losses. Find out how to avoid it.
  30. Save Smart With A CD Ladder

    A CD Ladder allows you to stagger your investments and take advantage of higher interest rates.
  31. Water Cooler Finance: I-Spy, IPOs And iPhones

    With much of the financial world taking advantage of the summer holidays, the news this week ranges from Lebron to Conrad Black.
  32. Why Housing Market Bubbles Pop

    Home price appreciation is not assured. Can you withstand the volatility in this market?
  33. Dual And Multiple Exchange Rates 101

    Why would a country choose to implement dual or multiple exchange rates? It's risky, but it can work.
  34. Government Debt: From Billions To Trillions

    The national debt has been growing in leaps and bounds. Find out why.
  35. The 4 Key Elements Of A Well-Managed Portfolio

    If you choose an actively managed portfolio, be sure that your manager isn't neglecting one of these four points.
  36. Gifts For Young Investors

    One of the more everlasting gifts is one that will teach young people about personal finances and encourage them to save.
  37. Top 10 Investment Tips From Classic Rock

    Musicians of yore in tune with today's investing needs.
  38. Dividends, Interest Rates And Their Effect On Stock Options

    Learn how analyzing these variables are crucial to knowing when to exercise early.
  39. 5 Ways Debt Can Make You Money

    While debt can be a negative, it can also be a positive thing if used properly. Find out how debt can actually make you richer.
  40. 5 Things To Do Before Interest Rates Go Up

    It is inevitable that interest rates will go up, but what should investors do to prepare themselves?
  41. Capture Profits Using Bands And Channels

    Donchian channels, Keltner channels and STARC bands are not as well known as Bollinger bands, but they offer comparable opportunities.
  42. Should You Invest In Build America Bonds?

    Here are some pros and cons of the debt securities created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
  43. Water Cooler Finance: More Spilled Oil, Fewer Jobs

    The financial news held few surprises this week, but amidst the ho-hum offerings, there were some interesting bits of news you may have overlooked.
  44. Intangible Assets Provide Real Value To Stocks

    Intangible assets don't appear on balance sheets, but they're crucial to judging a company's value.
  45. Will Your Home Remodel Pay Off?

    Some renovations will mean a bigger sale price on your home, while others will just cost you.
  46. Purchasing A Short-Sale Property

    If you are looking for a good deal and have time to wait, a short-sale house may be for you.
  47. Interpreting A Strategy Performance Report

    These key performance metrics will help you decide if your trading strategy is a winner.
  48. How You Can Benefit From A Weak Euro

    Things can change quickly in the foreign exchange market, so consumers might want to act quickly to take advantage of the falling euro.
  49. History Of Coinage In The U.S.

    From the barter system to commemorative coins, we look at the history of U.S. money.
  50. 4 Dishonest Broker Tactics And How To Avoid Them

    Protecting yourself from unscrupulous practices means knowing how to spot them.
  51. The Lost Depression

    Many people don't know that a severe depression hit a decade before the Great Depression, and it didn't make it into most history books.
  52. 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 products is the truth.
  53. Gauge Portfolio Performance By Measuring Returns

    Calculate returns frequently and accurately to ensure that you're meeting your investing goals.
  54. Get A Short-Term Advantage In The Money Market

    This investment vehicle is often the perfect stop-gap measure for growing your money.
  55. Floating-Rate Mutual Funds: Rewards And Risks

    In an economy with low interest rates, investors need to get creative in order to reap high returns.
  56. Warrants: A High-Return Investment Tool

    Discover the advantages of this largely unexploited investment vehicle.
  57. Luck Is The Key To Success For Most Top Mutual Funds

    Without luck virtually all actively managed funds would lag indexes: study.
  58. Find Hidden Stock Gems That Analysts Ignore

    Just because it doesn't get a lot of coverage, doesn't mean a company isn't a great find.
  59. Wall Street History: Madoff Funnels, Buffett Gives And Ma Bell Marries

    This week in finance we have a big donation from Buffett and a big scam from Madoff.
  60. Manage Risk With Trailing Stops And Protective Put Options

    Using the right strategy can lower the risk of failure and protect your profits.
  61. Trading Strategies And Market Dangers That Hurt Investors

    When investing, beware of the dangers involved in these strategies and roadblocks.
  62. Blowing Their Own Horn: Will The World Cup Lure Investment Capital To South Africa?

    As the world watches the action in S. Africa, we check out winning investments that provide exposure to this area.
  63. Calculating The Equity Risk Premium

    See the model in action with real data and evaluate whether its assumptions are valid.
  64. Understanding Investor Behavior

    Discover how some strange human tendencies can play out in the market, posing the question: are we really rational?
  65. What Caused The Flash Crash?

    Investigators are still trying to figure out what went wrong on May 6, but it seems likely that the crash was caused by multiple interlocking failures.
  66. The REIT Way

    Ever considered investing in real estate? Read about the REIT and see if it's the investment for you.
  67. Deleveraging: What It Means To Corporate America

    Getting rid of debt is usually a good thing, but companies can also use it to become more profitable.
  68. Forecasting Market Direction With Put/Call Ratios

    Options are not only trading instruments but also predictive tools that can help us gauge the feelings of traders.
  69. Be Risk Diverse, Not Risk Averse

    You have to take on some risk, but finding the right level is key to your portfolio's success - and your sanity.
  70. Stocks Soros Is Holding

    George Soros once made $1 billion in a day. Find out what he's buying now.
  71. Investing In Precious Metals

    Buying precious metals can act as a hedge against economic turmoil.
  72. A Glimpse Into Warren Buffett's Portfolio

    Learn what the Oracle of Omaha is investing in these days, and why he's still succeeding in a tough market.
  73. 5 Forgotten Financial Frauds

    Bernie Madoff reminded us about the Ponzi scheme. What other old scams are due for a comeback?
  74. Disbanding The Euro - A Worst-Case Scenario

    What would the fallout be if the world's second-largest currency disappears?
  75. Stochastics: An Accurate Buy And Sell Indicator

    Find out how stochastics are used to create buy and sell signals for traders.
  76. Understanding The Federal Reserve Balance Sheet

    We are all connected to the Fed's balance sheet, and the currency notes that we hold are its liabilities.
  77. Water Cooler Finance: The iPhone Launch, Buffett's Lunch And BP's Lashing

    This week in financial news saw more uncertainty in the markets on bad news from retail, GM and BP.
  78. Flipping Houses: Is It Better Than Buy and Hold?

    Real estate investors can flip a property or use it for cash flow. Find out which will work in your neck of the woods.
  79. Activist Hedge Funds: Follow The Trail To Profit

    Learn to profit by following the lead of some of Wall Street's most ruthless investors.
  80. Investment Options For Any Income

    You don't need piles of money to begin investing. Even $50 is enough, if you know how to use it right.
  81. 5 Amusing Stocks That Aren't Having Any Fun

    Many stocks couldn't hack the recent recession and financial crisis, and had to use bankruptcy protection to restructure.
  82. Top Cities For Real Estate Flipping

    These three cities have seen home prices increase every month for almost a year now, but still offer potential bargains in the foreclosure market.
  83. Top 10 Rules For Successful Trading

    Whether you're a novice or an expert, these 10 rules should be the backbone of your trading career.
  84. Deflation: A Two-Sided Coin

    Deflation fears are sweeping the U.S. , but the effects of this economic phenomenon are not all bad.
  85. Taking (Apart) Buffett At His Words

    Warren Buffett's testimony in front of Congress last week was certainly not voluntary, but it was illuminating for a lot of the wrong reasons.
  86. Water Cooler Finance: Buffett Speaks Up, AIG Deal Collapses

    This week the Buffett saga continues, your kids' drinking glasses aren't safe and oil keeps flowing.
  87. Investment Policy Pitfalls

    An investment policy statement can be a powerful tool - as long as you avoid these common mistakes.
  88. 8 Ways To Make Money With Real Estate

    With today's buyer's market, you may be thinking of diving into the real estate market. Here are some unexpected ways you can use real estate to boost your finances.
  89. Investing In Artist Futures

    If you think a budding artist has major potential, you may be able to invest in his or her art with these new futures contracts.
  90. The Financial Markets: When Fear And Greed Take Over

    If these unpleasant emotions are allowed to influence your decision-making, they may cost you dearly.
  91. Top 5 Hardest-Hit Currencies

    The value of a country's currency is dependent on many factors that will cause it to fluctuate, relative to other world currencies.
  92. 5 Equity Derivatives And How They Work

    These derivatives allow investors to transfer risk, but there are many choices and factors that investors must weigh before buying in.
  93. Profit On Your Home's Price - Even If It's Falling

    These investment vehicles can protect you - and even help you profit - when the real estate market falls.
  94. Goldman: Guilty Of Finance, Innocent On Fraud

    While Goldman is no angel, the focus on CDO and derivatives transactions is misguided at best.
  95. Stocks That Buffett Is Unloading

    Find out which stocks this reluctant seller has dumped most recently and why.
  96. 5 Steps Of A Bubble

    Bubbles are deceptive and unpredictable, but by studying their history we can prepare to our best ability.
  97. Capitalize On False Breakouts In The Danger Zone

    Sometimes you have to be a predator to profit. Find out how to cash in on false breakouts.
  98. Top Summer Stocks To Get Into Now

    Summer leisure activities may see a surge in revenue. Let the sun shine on your portfolio.
  99. The Latest, Greatest Corporate Mergers And Acquisitions

    Find out which companies have come together lately and why.
  100. Getting To Know The Money Market

    If you need liquidity and safety on a sum of money, don't forgo potential interest by keeping the funds as cash.
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