Investing Articles

  1. Top Broker Excuses For Poor Investments

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

    Canadians have their own considerations to make before choosing early retirement.
  3. 6 Companies Thriving In The Recession

    The recession has left many companies scrambling, reporting losses often into the double digits.
  4. 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?
  5. How Companies Use Derivatives To Hedge Risk

    Derivatives can reduce the risks associated with changes in foreign exchange rates, interest rates and commodity prices.
  6. Working Capital Works

    A company's efficiency, financial strength and cash-flow health show in its management of working capital.
  7. Introduction To Remittances

    Remittances are an important factor in the global economy, and help drive growth both at home and abroad.
  8. 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.
  9. 6 Recession IPOs Worth Watching

    IPO activity during a recession is often quiet, but these six companies have been making some noise.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Crisis Management Strategies For Business Owners

    When a PR problem arises, your company will be judged on how you handle it. Are you ready?
  13. 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.
  14. 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?
  15. 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?
  16. 4 Steps To Creating A Better Investment Strategy

    Make your trading safer and more streamlined by following these simple guidelines.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Lazy Portfolio Strategies For Your RRSP

    Check out this cheap and easy way to secure good returns for the long term.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. Diamonds: The Missing Commodity Derivative

    While they may be "a girl's best friend", diamonds haven't made it to the futures market - yet.
  25. 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.
  26. Wall Street History: Greenspan And IPO Madness

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

    Learn to bank short-term profits by placing stops away from the crowd.
  28. Portfolio Basics For The Beginner Investor

    By following some broad allocation guidelines, new investors can build the portfolio they want.
  29. 5 Billionaire Habits That Can Make You Richer

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

    Even the most publicly unpopular CEOs have found success after leaving the firms that brought them notoriety.
  31. 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.
  32. A Safer Money Market With Rule 2a-7

    Money markets are traditionally "safe" investments - but Rule 2a-7 just made them a bit safer.
  33. 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.
  34. The Upside Of Deflation

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

    If you want a diversified portfolio and steady cash flow, check out this fixed-income strategy.
  36. 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.
  37. 5 Reasons Why You Hate Money

    People often have a love/hate relationship with the Greenback. We provide five reasons for this ambivalence.
  38. 6 Things You Think You Understand About Investing - But Really Don't

    Not understanding these investing points could leave you with an empty wallet.
  39. 5 New ETFs You've Never Heard Of

    There are ETFs that cover China-specific sectors, lithium, the IPO market and much more.
  40. Billionaire Portfolios: What Are They Holding?

    Becoming a billionaire through investing is no easy feat. Find out what the richest investors are buying now.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. Get A Trading Referee And Improve Your Performance

    A trading referee can greatly improve your outlook (and success) in the market.
  44. 5 Corporate Billionaire Duos

    These teams of two are forces to be reckoned with in business.
  45. Top 10 Investments For Baby Boomers

    Find out which investments are most likely to help you achieve your post-work income goals.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. PEG Ratio Nails Down Value Stocks

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

    These musical tidbits can help you keep your investments profitable.
  51. 6 Reasons Not To Diversify Your Holdings

    "Diversify" - easy to say, expensive to do.
  52. 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.
  53. The Origins Of Common Currency Symbols

    Check out some of the world's most heavily traded currencies and their origins.
  54. 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.
  55. 5 Sectors With Recession-Proof Pay

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

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

    A new name may make a fund look fresh and exciting, but has anything really changed?
  58. 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.
  59. Understanding The Sharpe Ratio

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

    Changing the way you think about time and risk can change the way you invest.
  61. 10 Investing Tips From Heavy Metal

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

    As some industry giants are slipping, some underdogs are finally getting a foothold.
  63. 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.
  64. 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.
  65. The Foreign Exchange Interbank Market

    Can your forex broker offer you the most competitive pricing? Learn how the market's biggest players affect you.
  66. 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.
  67. When Geographic Diversification Fails

    Geographic diversification is becoming an ineffective investing strategy, but there are others that pay off in the long term.
  68. 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.
  69. Catch On To The CCAPM

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

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

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

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

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

    When a company's fundamental business carries moral questions, it creates more questions and complications for investors.
  75. Why There Are Always Stocks Worth Owning

    No matter how bad the market gets, the right stocks are a good buy. Find out why.
  76. Investing With Purpose And For Profit: Affordable Housing

    Successful real estate investors are more than just landords - they are savvy business executives.
  77. 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.
  78. Save Smart With A CD Ladder

    A CD Ladder allows you to stagger your investments and take advantage of higher interest rates.
  79. 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.
  80. 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?
  81. Why Housing Market Bubbles Pop

    Home price appreciation is not assured. Can you withstand the volatility in this market?
  82. 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.
  83. 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.
  84. Top 10 Investment Tips From Classic Rock

    Musicians of yore in tune with today's investing needs.
  85. 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.
  86. Government Debt: From Billions To Trillions

    The national debt has been growing in leaps and bounds. Find out why.
  87. Dividends, Interest Rates And Their Effect On Stock Options

    Learn how analyzing these variables are crucial to knowing when to exercise early.
  88. 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.
  89. 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.
  90. 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?
  91. 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.
  92. 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.
  93. 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.
  94. Will Your Home Remodel Pay Off?

    Some renovations will mean a bigger sale price on your home, while others will just cost you.
  95. 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.
  96. Interpreting A Strategy Performance Report

    These key performance metrics will help you decide if your trading strategy is a winner.
  97. History Of Coinage In The U.S.

    From the barter system to commemorative coins, we look at the history of U.S. money.
  98. 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.
  99. 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.
  100. 4 Dishonest Broker Tactics And How To Avoid Them

    Protecting yourself from unscrupulous practices means knowing how to spot them.
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