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  1. Can The Market Continue To Grow In 2011?

    The market has nearly doubled from 2009 lows. We'll look at whether or not it has overshot the actual level of economic recovery ...
  2. Top Homeowner Tax Write-Offs For 2010

    The subprime mortgage meltdown of 2008 has not diminished the tax advantages of home ownership in America.
  3. 7 Year-End Tax Planning Strategies

    Do you have a capital loss that could be booked and used to offset future tax liabilities? If so, it may be time to sell. ...
  4. 5 Sunny Real Estate Markets To Watch In 2011

    These cities were hit hard by speculative fever, but given their favorable locations they are poised to rebound.
  5. Understanding The Basel III International Regulations

    The Basel III regulations mark a drastic reform in international banking. But how do they impact the future's investment ...
  6. The Top New Investment: Doing Nothing

    Volatility has scared a lot of people out of the financial markets, but is doing nothing with your money really the best ...
  7. 5 Unusual Assets That Might Outperform The Market

    Investors don't have to stick to stocks and bonds to beat the market.
  8. 5 Basic Things To Know About Bonds

    Learn these basic terms to breakdown this seemingly complex investment area.
  9. The Lottery: Is It Ever Worth Playing?

    You have better odds of being bitten by a poisonous snake, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t play.
  10. 3 Ways To Tell If Your Stock Has Bottomed

    No one can call stock bottoms with absolute certainty, but there are some common trends that appear when stocks are about ...
  11. How Riots Influence An Economy

    Economic austerity measures have produced some riots in the hardest-hit countries, but do these protestors’ bold tactics ...
  12. The Benefits And Value Of Stock Options

    The pros and cons of corporate stock options have been debated since the incentive was created. Learn more about stock option ...
  13. 5 Wild Ride Commodities In 2010

    Amid all of the Wall Street confusion this past year, at least commodities traders had something to celebrate.
  14. 5 Ways To Save On Investments

    Many investors overpay to play the market. Learn ways to make your investment strategies cost less.
  15. How To Trade Currency And Commodity Correlations

    Relationships between currencies and commodities exist throughout the financial markets. Find out how to trade these trends. ...
  16. Forget Gold, These Investments Are Poised For A Strong 2011

    While gold grabs the headlines, there are other commodity investments that aren't getting quite as much attention.
  17. Can You Hit A Perfect Credit Score?

    Everyone wants a great credit score, but few know exactly how to achieve perfection. Find out how your credit score is kept ...
  18. Internal Rate Of Return: An Inside Look

    Use this method to choose which project or investment is right for you.
  19. Pay Taxes Like A Billionaire

    The richest people know the ropes when it comes to paying as little in taxes as possible. Find out how you can do the same. ...
  20. 5 Failed Currencies And Why They Crashed

    In light of speculation that the euro is in trouble, we look at currencies that were once widely used but are now defunct. ...
  21. The World's Most Powerful Bankers

    These CEOs usually keep a low profile, but they are partially in control of unbelievable assets and hundreds of thousands ...
  22. Introduction To Currency Futures

    The forex market is not the only way for investors and traders to participate in foreign exchange.
  23. 401(k) Fees You Need To Know

    Many workers are largely unaware of the various fees that their plans charge them, or what the fees are for.
  24. 5 Must Read Finance Books

    We'll look at 5 financial books that are perennial favorites and what has made them so popular.
  25. 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.
  26. Taxation Rules For Bond Investors

    Several factors affect the taxable interest that must be reported. Learn more here.
  27. 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.
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. 6 Steps To A Rule-Based Forex Trading System

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

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

    Santa is going to be shoveling a lot of coal for the financial world this year.
  34. 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 ...
  35. Cheap Stocks Can Be Deceiving

    Find out how to tell a truly undervalued stock from one that has been legitimately beaten down.
  36. 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 ...
  37. The Capital Asset Pricing Model: An Overview

    CAPM helps you determine what return you deserve for putting your money at risk.
  38. Gold: The Other Currency

    Throughout history, gold has held its value against paper currencies. Learn how it can help offset market risks.
  39. 5 Things To Know About Potash

    Potash has been in the news a lot recently, but why is it so important?
  40. 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. ...
  41. 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.
  42. 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 ...
  43. Improve Your Investing With Excel

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

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

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

    We look at some of the entertainment industry's big bankruptcy filings and see why MGM is not alone.
  47. 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.
  48. 5 Ways To Buy A Foreclosed Home

    There is no shortage of foreclosure properties. Find out how you can buy one for yourself.
  49. 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.
  50. 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. ...
  51. 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? ...
  52. 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.
  53. Trading With Gaussian Models Of Statistics

    The entire study of statistics originated from Gauss and allowed us to understand markets, prices and probabilities, among ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. Convertible Bonds: An Introduction

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

    Find out how taxes are applied to your investment returns and how you can reduce your tax burden.
  57. 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.
  58. 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 ...
  59. 5 Long-Term Consequences Of The Recession

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

    International investors need to be aware of the staggering correlation between tax rates and economic performance.
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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.
  63. Introduction To Exchange-Traded Funds

    Get into ETFs and enjoy the benefits of a mutual fund with the flexibility of a stock.
  64. Use Married Puts To Protect Your Portfolio

    Learn how put options can act as insurance for volatile stocks in your portfolio.
  65. 5 Trendy Investment Ideas

    Here are some hot investing ideas a bit off the beaten paths.
  66. Using Elliott Wave To Trade Forex Markets

    Learn how to set up a trading plan using this method, to profit as a forex trader.
  67. 7 Reasons To Pick ETFs Over Stocks

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

    This week in financial history, an important birthday and a notable death.
  69. 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.
  70. 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 ...
  71. What Your Trading Charts Aren't Telling You

    You may be missing some key statistics when following charts in the market.
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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 ...
  74. The Ghouls And Monsters On Wall Street

    Learn about some of the creepiest cases of fraud and the characters behind them.
  75. 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.
  76. 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.
  77. The Scariest Financial Moments Of 2010

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

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

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

    This week in financial history, Wall Street suffers some disastrous days.
  81. 10 Reasons To Fear The U.S. Economy

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

    Beware of zombies and Jekyll and Hyde companies! Read about the spooky terms circulating Wall Street.
  83. 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. ...
  84. Water Cooler Finance: Ghosts Of Economies Past

    Will old disasters come back to haunt the markets in the time for Halloween?
  85. 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.
  86. How To Compare Yields On Different Bonds

    Find out how to equalize and compare fixed-income investments with different yield conventions.
  87. 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 ...
  88. The 6 Fastest-Growing Economies

    A look at the economic growth in several developing countries.
  89. 5 Could-Be Bubbles Waiting To Burst

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

    This technique can reduce uncertainty in estimating future outcomes.
  91. 3 Alternative Ways To Assess Your Investment Manager

    Find out whether your funds are being managed according to your goals.
  92. 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 ...
  93. 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.
  94. Forget BRIC, It's Time For CIVETS

    BRIC was the emerging market shorthand for the first decade, now it's time for CIVETS.
  95. 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? ...
  96. 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 ...
  97. Water Cooler Finance: The Beginning Of A Foreclosure Crisis?

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

    Companies can manipulate their numbers, so you need to learn how to determine the accuracy of EPS.
  99. 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.
  100. 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. ...
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