Investing Articles

  1. 5 Must Read Finance Books

    We'll look at 5 financial books that are perennial favorites and what has made them so popular.
  2. How Your Tax Rate Is Determined

    Feel like the government always has its hand in your pocket? Learn the theory behind how it decides how much to take.
  3. Taxation Rules For Bond Investors

    Several factors affect the taxable interest that must be reported. Learn more here.
  4. Festive Portfolio Picks Worth Celebrating

    We look at festive products and the firms that are likely to benefit as shopping sentiment turns more cheerful this holiday season.
  5. History Of The U.S. Federal Trade Commission

    Since the early 1900s, the Federal Trade Commission has been working to protect U.S. citizens from corporations.
  6. Memorable Money Quotes Of 2010

    Possibly the best way to judge this past year, financially, is by listening to those who are in the know. Here are some of the more memorable quotes from the past 12 months.
  7. The Story Behind The Irish Meltdown

    Once a lesson in national renewal, Ireland is learning that success can be fleeting. Learn the story behind Ireland's crumbling economy.
  8. 6 Steps To A Rule-Based Forex Trading System

    Learn to add structure to your trading methods with these six important steps.
  9. Recession-Busting Sports Ticket Deals

    The recession has meant a drop in attendance for many franchises, which has resulted in teams creating unusual promotions to sell more seats.
  10. Santa's Financial Naughty List For 2010

    Santa is going to be shoveling a lot of coal for the financial world this year.
  11. Water Cooler Finance: Insiders, Door Busters And Debt Contagion

    Although Thanksgiving festivities made last week a short business week, it wasn't short on new developments for the markets and economy.
  12. 5 Consequences Of The Mortgage Crisis

    The mortgage crisis can still be felt all over the economy - and it is leading to some nasty side effects that will linger for some time.
  13. Cheap Stocks Can Be Deceiving

    Find out how to tell a truly undervalued stock from one that has been legitimately beaten down.
  14. 5 Things To Know About Potash

    Potash has been in the news a lot recently, but why is it so important?
  15. Wall Street History: Carnegie, Circuit Breakers And Dynamite

    On this anniversary week of John F. Kennedy's death, we look at other monumental moments that shaped our current economy.
  16. Gold: The Other Currency

    Throughout history, gold has held its value against paper currencies. Learn how it can help offset market risks.
  17. The Capital Asset Pricing Model: An Overview

    CAPM helps you determine what return you deserve for putting your money at risk.
  18. Water Cooler Finance: GM's Dramatic Return

    It was a notable week in finance, highlighted by General Motors' sensational re-entry to the stock market.
  19. Why Investments That "Feel" Safe May Not Be

    Investors tend to be adventurous in situations where they feel protected, but risk compensation theory suggests this may backfire.
  20. Improve Your Investing With Excel

    Excel is a useful tool to assist with investment organization and evaluation. Find out how to use it.
  21. What Happened To The MBS Market?

    Find out how the fall of mortgage-backed securities has changed the financial landscape.
  22. An Introduction To The Relative Strength Index

    Learn the difference between relative strength and the relative strength index, a frequently used technical analysis oscillator.
  23. Show Business Bankruptcy Filings

    We look at some of the entertainment industry's big bankruptcy filings and see why MGM is not alone.
  24. Enhanced Index Funds: Can They Deliver Low-Risk Returns?

    These funds may look appealing. Find out whether they can really live up to all of their promises.
  25. 5 Ways To Buy A Foreclosed Home

    There is no shortage of foreclosure properties. Find out how you can buy one for yourself.
  26. Introduction To Trading: Scalpers

    This type of trader makes many trades per day to "scalp" a small profit from each trade. Find out how it works.
  27. Does Your Personality Match Your Trading Methods?

    Investing has ways to successfully accommodate a variety of personalities. Learn how to align your trading with your traits.
  28. How Negative Demographics Can Help The Economy

    The obese, smokers and gamblers get a bad rap for burdening society. But could these groups really be stimulating the economy?
  29. Invest In Real Estate With $1,000 (Or Less)

    Here are some options to get you started in real estate for a fraction of what it would cost to buy an actual property.
  30. Trading With Gaussian Models Of Statistics

    The entire study of statistics originated from Gauss and allowed us to understand markets, prices and probabilities, among other applications.
  31. Water Cooler Finance: G20 Leader Spats And China Fakes It

    This week in the financial news: new video game sales records are being broken, while China can't seem to get along with its peers.
  32. Convertible Bonds: An Introduction

    Find out about the nuts and bolts, pros and cons of investing in bonds.
  33. Capital Gains Tax 101

    Find out how taxes are applied to your investment returns and how you can reduce your tax burden.
  34. How Big Corporations Avoid Big Tax Bills

    How do companies manage to pay such low taxes? Just look at Google's 2.4% tax rate.
  35. 4 Types Of Indicators FX Traders Must Know

    By learning a variety of indicators, you can determine the right time and the right strategy to trade any given currency pair.
  36. 5 Long-Term Consequences Of The Recession

    Apart from the headlines about jobs, this recession is doing damage in other areas that goes unnoticed.
  37. How International Tax Rates Impact Your Investments

    International investors need to be aware of the staggering correlation between tax rates and economic performance.
  38. What Your Portfolio Says About You

    Are you risk averse or are you a risk taker? Do you repeat mistakes or do you learn from them? Learn how your investments reflect your personality.
  39. Water Cooler Finance: Lions And Diapers And Dows, Oh My!

    This week in finance, unemployment numbers were stagnant and a major movie company files for bankruptcy protection.
  40. Introduction To Exchange-Traded Funds

    Get into ETFs and enjoy the benefits of a mutual fund with the flexibility of a stock.
  41. 5 Trendy Investment Ideas

    Here are some hot investing ideas a bit off the beaten paths.
  42. Use Married Puts To Protect Your Portfolio

    Learn how put options can act as insurance for volatile stocks in your portfolio.
  43. 7 Reasons To Pick ETFs Over Stocks

    ETFs have some significant advantages that investors should not ignore.
  44. Wall Street History: Dow's Debut And Daiwa's Dishonor

    This week in financial history, an important birthday and a notable death.
  45. Using Elliott Wave To Trade Forex Markets

    Learn how to set up a trading plan using this method, to profit as a forex trader.
  46. 5 Extreme Recession Real Estate Buys

    The recent economic downturn and mortgage crisis have put many real estate values in the basement. Find out about the unbelievable property prices that are popping up around the U.S.
  47. 5 Big Names That Profited From The Recession

    While the recession was a terrible event for many, some savvy parties managed to make it work for them.
  48. What Your Trading Charts Aren't Telling You

    You may be missing some key statistics when following charts in the market.
  49. Water Cooler Finance: Rising Markets And Buffett's Successor

    Rising employment, feuding tech firms and some very big news out of Nebraska has made for a very eventful week in financial news.
  50. Your Portfolio: Time To Cash In?

    The rise and fall of the stock market makes many investors unsure of when to sell their shares. Learn the key factors to consider before liquidating your portfolio.
  51. The Ghouls And Monsters On Wall Street

    Learn about some of the creepiest cases of fraud and the characters behind them.
  52. For Higher Stock Returns, Vote Republican Or Democrat?

    The president's political party is correlated to market performance. Find out which party tends to outperform.
  53. A Goldbug's ETF Plays

    There are quite a few ways to play gold using only ETFs, and here are some of the more popular ones.
  54. The Scariest Financial Moments Of 2010

    This Halloween, we'll take a look back in the year at the events that truly scared us.
  55. Trading The Soft Commodity Markets

    Learn the contract specifications for a few of the most heavily traded commodities.
  56. How Much Trading Capital Do Forex Traders Need?

    Even a small pip profit can mean substantial percentage returns over time.
  57. Wall Street History: We Fell On Black Days

    This week in financial history, Wall Street suffers some disastrous days.
  58. 10 Reasons To Fear The U.S. Economy

    With Halloween around the corner, here are some spooky thoughts about the economy.
  59. Haunting Wall Street: The Halloween Terminology Of Investing

    Beware of zombies and Jekyll and Hyde companies! Read about the spooky terms circulating Wall Street.
  60. Water Cooler Finance: Ghosts Of Economies Past

    Will old disasters come back to haunt the markets in the time for Halloween?
  61. Does Bad PR Make For A Good Investing Opportunity?

    Like most other kinds of turnaround investing, investing in the face of bad PR can be a high-risk/high-reward situation.
  62. Mutual Funds: Brand Names Vs. House Brands

    Find out whether an in-house fund will serve you better than a major company's fund offerings.
  63. How To Compare Yields On Different Bonds

    Find out how to equalize and compare fixed-income investments with different yield conventions.
  64. 5 Ways To Invest In Currencies

    As the economies of some countries sputter and former third-world countries are beginning to emerge, currency investing is becoming more intriguing. Learn ways to make money on money with the foreign exchange market.
  65. The 6 Fastest-Growing Economies

    A look at the economic growth in several developing countries.
  66. 5 Could-Be Bubbles Waiting To Burst

    Investors should approach these markets with caution, as prices and expectations seem to be ahead of reality.
  67. Bet Smarter With The Monte Carlo Simulation

    This technique can reduce uncertainty in estimating future outcomes.
  68. 3 Alternative Ways To Assess Your Investment Manager

    Find out whether your funds are being managed according to your goals.
  69. Wall Street History: Panics, Scandals And Rogue Traders (Oh My!)

    This week chronicles the heroics of J.P. Morgan, a classic embargo battle, the first of Wall Streets' dark days and much more.
  70. Hotshots Needed For Commodity Trading Advisor Positions

    If you can multi-task and you enjoy a good challenge, this lucrative career could be a perfect fit.
  71. Forget BRIC, It's Time For CIVETS

    BRIC was the emerging market shorthand for the first decade, now it's time for CIVETS.
  72. 7 Billionaires' First Jobs

    We all know of these famous billionaires, and how they made their money. But have you ever wondered how they got their start?
  73. Can You Dispute A Foreclosure?

    The bank has foreclosed on your mortgage, but do you really have to leave? Learn how to fend off the lenders and gain the time you need to save your home.
  74. Water Cooler Finance: The Beginning Of A Foreclosure Crisis?

    This week in financial news, robo-signers are explained and Buffett is selling more stock.
  75. How To Evaluate The Quality Of EPS

    Companies can manipulate their numbers, so you need to learn how to determine the accuracy of EPS.
  76. 7 Signs A Stock Is Set To Slide

    In investment, knowledge is power. Knowing these signs could alert you to potential problems on the horizon for your stocks.
  77. Top 8 Ways Lose Money On Bonds

    Find out what these common ways are so that you can avoid them - and the losses that follow.
  78. The Skinny On Canadian Sports Lotteries

    Putting your money where your mouth is on the favourite team could add some spice to your sports viewing.
  79. 4 Key Factors To Building A Profitable Portfolio

    Buying stocks is a careful balance of risk and reward. Learn to identify your risk tolerance and financial goals with these fundamental tips.
  80. Can You Make Money Renting Your Property?

    Current market conditions may make your home a tough sell. It could be time to consider renting your property until a profitable sale is possible.
  81. Introduction To Weather Derivatives

    Learn about a financial instrument that makes temperature a tradable commodity.
  82. Top 4 Nightmares For Real Estate Investors

    Renting out your property is not without risks; the good news is, they don't have to keep you up at night.
  83. Drastic Currency Changes: What's The Cause?

    Currency fluctuations often defy logic. Learn the trends and factors that result in these movements.
  84. How To Tell If A Company's In Trouble

    Observing a company's behavior can prove beneficial for the mindful investor. Know the signs before you make a reactionary move.
  85. Commodity Prices Are Pinching Consumers

    Prices of commodities - cotton, wheat, coffee, etc. - have recently spiked. Learn how that affects consumers.
  86. Bond Portfolios Made Easy

    Bonds have typically been viewed as stocks' less-glamorous sidekick, but they deserve a little more respect from investors.
  87. The Best And Worst Investing Advice

    Some financial sayings are worth a second look, even if they seem to be set in stone.
  88. Proposed Tax Changes: Will You Pay More Or Less?

    Expiring tax credits, changing income brackets - it's hard to keep up with proposed tax changes.
  89. 4 Things To Know About Earnings Season

    Investors should know that earnings reports are not just about the earnings.
  90. 5 Businesses That Rise As The Temperature Falls

    Not many people welcome the snow and cold, but these businesses depend on it to increase sales and profitability.
  91. How To Sell Put Options To Benefit In Any Market

    As long as the underlying stocks are of companies you are happy to own, put selling can be a lucrative strategy.
  92. 7 Austerity Measures For Your Personal Budget

    Many European countries are implementing tough austerity measures to curb their spending. Find out how you can do the same to your household budget.
  93. Double Exponential Moving Averages Explained

    This tweak on moving averages gives traders faster access to the information they need.
  94. 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.
  95. When Not To Trade

    When conditions arise where systems are likely to perform poorly, traders must exercise discipline and cease trading.
  96. Operating Cash Flow: Better Than Net Income?

    Differences between accrual accounting and cash flows show why net income is easier to manipulate.
  97. The Generation Y Investment Portfolio

    Generation Y is significantly different from past generations. Find out how you can profit from these trends.
  98. Use Duration And Convexity To Measure Bond Risk

    Find out how this measure can help fixed-income investors manage their portfolios.
  99. Are Your Stocks Doomed?

    When a company is headed for trouble, the warning signs are usually there. Learn how to spot disaster.
  100. 8 Tax Cuts Set To Expire In 2011

    Find out what the expiration of the Bush tax cuts in 2011 would mean for you.
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