Investing Articles

  1. Should Your Options Go Naked?

    Compare naked strategies to credit spreads and see if the unlimited risk of going naked is worth it.
  2. Wall Street History: Fannie And Freddie Are Bailed Out

    This week in financial history saw the first Chrysler bailout, the retirement of a superstar CEO and much more.
  3. 6 Basic Financial Ratios And What They Reveal

    These formulas can help you pick better stocks for your portfolio once you learn how to use them.
  4. Do Financial Decisions Get Better With Age?

    Like a fine wine, you no doubt get better as you get older, but your money choices might not.
  5. What To Do If The Market Crashes Again

    Read these six tips and learn how to be prepared when the market inevitably falters.
  6. How To Avoid Emotional Investing

    Most investors buy high and sell low, but you can avoid this trap by using some simple strategies.
  7. 7 Secrets Of Wall Street

    Wall Street brokers: They’re all millionaires, walking around New York in their fancy suits as they rake in the big bucks, right? Think again. Here are some Wall Street secrets that go against all these popular beliefs.
  8. Investing Tips That Can Leave You Broke

    To avoid taking a few risky wrong turns and ending up bankrupt, be wary of these investing tips (one or more that you've probably seen on late-night television).
  9. Water Cooler Finance: The New iPod And The Roller Coaster Market

    The market continues to threaten to jump the tracks, but take heart; Apple continues to deliver shiny gadgets for us to play with.
  10. Why Retirees Can't Count On Muni Bonds

    Interest may not be tax-exempt for seniors with Medicare or Social Security benefits.
  11. Spotting Companies In Financial Distress

    What are the warning signs that a company is struggling - or worse, sinking - financially? Read on to find out.
  12. Cash: Can A Company Have Too Much?

    Cash is something companies love to have. But if they are not using it there could be problems.
  13. Using Historical Volatility To Gauge Future Risk

    Use these calculations to uncover the risk involved in your investments.
  14. Crash-Proof Sectors You Should Be Watching Now

    Although no industry is impervious, these sectors may add some safety to your portfolio.
  15. 5 Stock Sectors To Hold If The Market Crashes

    Equities can seem scary when the economy is volatile, but these holdings can be profitable in the long run.
  16. A Primer On Offshore Drilling

    Learn the important ratios and terms that you'll need to know to get involved in this trading sector.
  17. Wall Street History: Warren Buffett's Birthday!

    This week in financial history, the Oracle of Omaha celebrates a big birthday.
  18. Currency Carry Trades 101

    This strategy can provide returns even if the currency pair doesn't move a cent.
  19. Can Perpetual Contrarians Profit As Traders?

    Succeeding as a contrarian is all about knowing when to act on your opinion about the next turn in the market.
  20. 6 Spending Tips From Frugal Billionaires

    You don't get to be a billionaire by spending a lot of money.
  21. 5 Questions To Ask Your Potential Financial Advisor

    If you are looking for a financial advisor, you'll need to know the questions to ask in order to fully understand your financial situation and plan.
  22. Water Cooler Finance: The Ups And Downs Of A Double-Dip Recession

    This week in finance, disappointing economic indicators increased worries about an extended recession.
  23. Weighted Moving Averages: The Basics

    We take a closer look at the linearly weighted moving average and the exponentially smoothed moving average.
  24. Proxy Voting Gives Fund Shareholders A Say

    You have the right to take part in important company decisions - even if you cannot attend the meetings.
  25. How The Sharpe Ratio Can Oversimplify Risk

    When it comes to hedge funds, this measure is not reliable on its own.
  26. The Best Business To Be In During A Recovery (And Why)

    Where are the best places to be when an economy starts to recover?
  27. Premier Stochastic Oscillator Explained

    This oscillator has been used since the 1950s by traders and investors to anticipate areas where the market may change direction.
  28. Green Energy: Why We're Still Not Using It

    The reason we are still dependent on fossil fuels for energy is about as old as the fossils themselves. Read on to find out why.
  29. Getting Started In Forex

    Before entering this market, you should define what you need from your broker and from your strategy.
  30. Top Broker Excuses For Poor Investments

    It is not uncommon for investors to lose money through misselling or other forms of mismanagement.
  31. Can You Afford To Dip Into Your RRSP Early?

    Canadians have their own considerations to make before choosing early retirement.
  32. 6 Companies Thriving In The Recession

    The recession has left many companies scrambling, reporting losses often into the double digits.
  33. The 6 Signs Of An Economic Recovery

    For all the talk of whether the economy is recovering or sinking, what should a recovery actually look like?
  34. How Companies Use Derivatives To Hedge Risk

    Derivatives can reduce the risks associated with changes in foreign exchange rates, interest rates and commodity prices.
  35. Introduction To Remittances

    Remittances are an important factor in the global economy, and help drive growth both at home and abroad.
  36. Low Interest Rates: Where You Should And Shouldn't Invest

    Learn how low interest rates affect stock prices and how you should invest in low-rate times.
  37. Working Capital Works

    A company's efficiency, financial strength and cash-flow health show in its management of working capital.
  38. Range Bar Charts: A Different View Of The Markets

    While range bars are not a type of technical indicator, traders can employ this useful tool to identify trends and interpret volatility.
  39. Use ROA To Gauge A Company's Profits

    Do you rely too heavily on ROE? Consider using return on assets for a more complete picture.
  40. 6 Recession IPOs Worth Watching

    IPO activity during a recession is often quiet, but these six companies have been making some noise.
  41. Billionaires Who Haven't Taken The Pledge

    The Pledge has gained a lot of attention, but some names are missing. We'll look at a few notables not signing up.
  42. Crisis Management Strategies For Business Owners

    When a PR problem arises, your company will be judged on how you handle it. Are you ready?
  43. The Wall Street Reform Act: What You Need To Know

    What is in the Act, how will it impact most Americans, and what should investors do?
  44. 4 Steps To Creating A Better Investment Strategy

    Make your trading safer and more streamlined by following these simple guidelines.
  45. Water Cooler Finance: Billionaire Pledges and Other Positive Press

    This week in finance, the market was feeling the heat, the auto industry is perking up and billionaires are giving it all away.
  46. The Fed's New Tools For Manipulating The Economy

    The economy can be volatile when left to its own devices. Find out how the Fed smoothes things out.
  47. The 7 Best Places To Put Your Savings

    You work hard to put your money away for the future, but where you should you keep it?
  48. Lazy Portfolio Strategies For Your RRSP

    Check out this cheap and easy way to secure good returns for the long term.
  49. 5 Famous Wall Street Meltdowns

    Steve Slater set the standard for losing it on the job, but these four set the bar for going mad on Wall Street.
  50. 5 Types Of REITs And How To Invest In Them

    Real estate investment trusts are a sound addition to a diversified portfolio. Learn what you need to know to invest.
  51. 7 Best Companies To Have On Your Resume

    Some companies just have that Ivy League shine; that great reputation with which anyone wants to be associated. Here are seven best companies to have on your resume, and where they're hiring.
  52. Diamonds: The Missing Commodity Derivative

    While they may be "a girl's best friend", diamonds haven't made it to the futures market - yet.
  53. Top 6 Most Indebted Countries (And Why)

    Is the U.S. debt as bad as it sounds? Take a look at these European countries, and the U.S. doesn't seem so bad.
  54. Wall Street History: Greenspan And IPO Madness

    Scandals, IPOs and huge, ugly computers all share this week in Wall Street history.
  55. Stop Hunting With The Big Forex Players

    Learn to bank short-term profits by placing stops away from the crowd.
  56. 4 Stocks You Never Should Have Sold

    Pullbacks and retracements are just a normal part of a stock's trajectory. Don't let momentary moves chase you out of a good idea.
  57. Portfolio Basics For The Beginner Investor

    By following some broad allocation guidelines, new investors can build the portfolio they want.
  58. 5 Billionaire Habits That Can Make You Richer

    Billionaires are a very elite group, but they have more in common than just money.
  59. CEO Headhunting: New Jobs For Ex-Execs

    Even the most publicly unpopular CEOs have found success after leaving the firms that brought them notoriety.
  60. Why Investors Stick With Failing Stocks

    Investors often delude themselves into sticking with bad decisions. Find out why this happens and how you can avoid this trap.
  61. A Safer Money Market With Rule 2a-7

    Money markets are traditionally "safe" investments - but Rule 2a-7 just made them a bit safer.
  62. Water Cooler Finance: Who Is The Next Buffett?

    This week in finance, the search for Buffett's successor continues, wheat is scarce in Russia, and two men named Mark leave big name companies.
  63. The Upside Of Deflation

    Deflation has continued to pop up throughout economic history - but is that such a bad thing?
  64. Boost Bond Returns With Laddering

    If you want a diversified portfolio and steady cash flow, check out this fixed-income strategy.
  65. Forex: Should You Be Trading Trend Or Range?

    In FX, it's not the price environment that decides this for you. Learn the differences to see which you prefer.
  66. 6 Things You Think You Understand About Investing - But Really Don't

    Not understanding these investing points could leave you with an empty wallet.
  67. 5 New ETFs You've Never Heard Of

    There are ETFs that cover China-specific sectors, lithium, the IPO market and much more.
  68. 4 Types Of Home Renovation: Which Ones Boost Value?

    You think your updated house looks great, but potential buyers may not feel the same way.
  69. Billionaire Portfolios: What Are They Holding?

    Becoming a billionaire through investing is no easy feat. Find out what the richest investors are buying now.
  70. 5 Reasons Why You Hate Money

    People often have a love/hate relationship with the Greenback. We provide five reasons for this ambivalence.
  71. Get A Trading Referee And Improve Your Performance

    A trading referee can greatly improve your outlook (and success) in the market.
  72. 5 Corporate Billionaire Duos

    These teams of two are forces to be reckoned with in business.
  73. The Benefits Of Retiring During A Recession

    Are retirement and recession mutually exclusive entities? Not always. Find out how retiring during a recession can benefit you.
  74. Top 10 Investments For Baby Boomers

    Find out which investments are most likely to help you achieve your post-work income goals.
  75. Canada's Oil Billionaires

    The Canadian oil industry owes some measure of its success and dominance to several men who took risks that paid off handsomely over time. They are all included in the Forbes list of the world's billionaires for 2010.
  76. Dangerous Advice For Beginner Investors

    Sometimes investment tips can do more harm to your portfolio than good. One size fits all may work for ponchos and raincoats, but it does not work when it comes to investment advice.
  77. 5 Reasons You Should Love Stocks

    Despite their volatility, stocks as a whole have historically risen in value over time more than any other type of investment.
  78. PEG Ratio Nails Down Value Stocks

    Learn how this simple calculation can help you determine a stock's earnings potential.
  79. Top 10 Investment Tips From Pop Music

    These musical tidbits can help you keep your investments profitable.
  80. 6 Reasons Not To Diversify Your Holdings

    "Diversify" - easy to say, expensive to do.
  81. 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.
  82. 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.
  83. The Origins Of Common Currency Symbols

    Check out some of the world's most heavily traded currencies and their origins.
  84. 5 Sectors With Recession-Proof Pay

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

    This week in financial history has a bit of everything, including murder.
  86. Watch Out For The Mutual Fund Metamorphosis

    A new name may make a fund look fresh and exciting, but has anything really changed?
  87. Understanding The Sharpe Ratio

    This simple ratio will tell you how much that extra return is really worth.
  88. 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.
  89. Redefining Investor Risk

    Changing the way you think about time and risk can change the way you invest.
  90. 10 Investing Tips From Heavy Metal

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

    As some industry giants are slipping, some underdogs are finally getting a foothold.
  92. 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.
  93. 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.
  94. The Foreign Exchange Interbank Market

    Can your forex broker offer you the most competitive pricing? Learn how the market's biggest players affect you.
  95. 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.
  96. When Geographic Diversification Fails

    Geographic diversification is becoming an ineffective investing strategy, but there are others that pay off in the long term.
  97. 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.
  98. Catch On To The CCAPM

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

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

    Traders who try to predict the future can actually harm their trading options.
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