Investing Articles

  1. A Guide To Risk Warnings And Disclaimers

    Learn what the phrase "Past performance may not reflect future performance" really means.
  2. Open Your Eyes To Closed-End Funds

    Although less popular than their open-ended counterparts, these investment vehicles are worth a second look.
  3. The Hidden Differences Between Index Funds

    These funds don't all match index returns. Find out how to avoid costly surprises.
  4. 6 Unlikely Rivals That Should Merge

    If these companies are looking for growth and cost-cutting, the best bet might be to look to their main competitors.
  5. Tweezers Provide Short-Term Precision For Forex Traders

    Precise and short, the tweezer setup is similar to the more popular double top/bottom formations.
  6. How To Invest In Corporate Bonds

    Understand the basics of corporate bonds to increase your chances of positive returns.
  7. Hedge Fund Due Diligence

    Analyzing a hedge fund will help you determine whether it's a good investment and a good fit.
  8. Technology Sector Funds

    Evaluate past performance before investing in these types of gadget funds, as technology investors have been on a wild ride ...
  9. When To Sell A Mutual Fund

    Unhappy with your mutual fund's returns and thinking of investing elsewhere? Read this article first.
  10. How To Avoid Investing Too Conservatively

    With the right balance of risk, you can beat the effects of inflation and protect your portfolio.
  11. Introducing The Bearish Diamond Formation

    Profit-taking opportunities abound using this lesser-known pattern. Find out how.
  12. 5 Ways To Invest $5,000

    If you've found yourself with some extra cash, it might be wise to read this before buying that big TV.
  13. Utility Funds: A Bright Choice In Bear And Bull Markets

    Gas, electric and water companies' non-cyclical nature can power strong gains in any portfolio.
  14. ETF Options Vs. Index Options

    Choosing either ETF options or index options can make the difference between big profits or a big bust.
  15. Why Late Trading Is Illegal

    Institutional investors got a sweet deal that soured retail investors' mutual fund returns.
  16. Go International With Foreign Index Funds

    As global trade continues to expand and the world's economies grow, spice up your portfolio with these exciting opportunities. ...
  17. Why Expense Ratios Are Important To Investors

    Expense ratios aren't just numbers in a column. They make a palpable impact on your bottom line. Find out how.
  18. Retracement Or Reversal: Know The Difference

    Learn to distinguish between a temporary price change and a long-term trend.
  19. How To Pick A Good Mutual Fund

    Learn how to evaluate mutual funds and find the right one for you.
  20. The Evolution Of Video Rental Stocks

    Video rental customers have gone from using video stores to streaming selections available at home. Here's how it happened.
  21. States That Spend A Lot On Fourth Of July Celebrations

    Whether it's fireworks, parades or festivals, Fourth of July celebrations in these states are often big and expensive.
  22. 10 Ways To Save Energy And Money

    The average family spends $1,600/year on utility bills - find out how to put some of that back in your wallet.
  23. The Value Line Investment Survey

    If you want to try your hand at picking stocks but don't know where to start, The Value Line Investment Survey can help. ...
  24. Passing The Baton At Berkshire

    There are two possible candidates to be the next Warren Buffett. Find out who it could be.
  25. 5 Of The Richest Companies In Developing Nations

    As countries grow, more opportunities exist for businesses. Here are some companies that have taken advantage of this growth.
  26. Index Mutual Funds Vs. Index ETFs

    When considering an index mutual fund versus the ETF variety, investors should consult an experienced professional.
  27. The Pros And Cons Of Target-Date Funds

    These accounts will take charge of your retirement savings, but should you let them?
  28. Beginner's Guide To ETFs And Currency Risk

    ETFs that invest overseas can offer a relatively low-cost vehicle, but there is a risk that should be understood.
  29. Are Derivatives Safe For Retail Investors?

    These vehicles have gotten a bad rap in the press. Find out whether they deserve it.
  30. 3 Reasons Why Women Will Lead The Economic Recovery

    Here are some reasons why women are poised to be the demographic to turn around the economy.
  31. Hedge Against Exchange Rate Risk With Currency ETFs

    Currency moves are unpredictable and can have an adverse effect on portfolio returns. Find out how to protect yourself.
  32. Shifting Focus To Sector Allocation

    Investing in sectors may trump international investments for providing diversification.
  33. Morningstar: A Premier Mutual Fund Source

    Looking for current mutual fund information? We'll look at one of the places to start your search.
  34. An Introduction To Sovereign Wealth Funds

    Countries use sovereign wealth funds to stabilize their economies, but these investments can lack transparency.
  35. Not All Retirement Accounts Should Be Tax-Deferred

    It may be better to leave your assets exposed to the tax man when you're saving to retire.
  36. JP Morgan: The Other Side Of The Hedge

    A hedge is supposed to decrease overall risk, but when it's instead used to increase profits, the risk can be multiplied. ...
  37. Investing In China's Slowdown

    As with any economic slowdown, one's misfortune may well be someone else's opportunity. Find out how.
  38. Why Are We Still Talking About Greece?

    The Greek and Spanish crises continue to spiral beyond control. Find out what could lie ahead for the eurozone.
  39. Why You Should Be Wary Of Target-Date Funds

    These funds are hard to understand and might not be a wise choice by themselves. We tell you why.
  40. Unusual Assets Owned By Hedge Funds

    Although many hedge funds hold stock in big companies, some hold some extremely unusual investments.
  41. 4 Traits Of A Great Index Fund

    If you're planning to fill your portfolio with index funds, here's what you should look for in a high-quality fund.
  42. Will A New Fund Manager Cost You?

    Learn how a change in leadership could mean more taxes for you.
  43. ETFs For Your 401(k)?

    Investor ownership of ETFs has grown a lot over the last decade. Discover how they can fit into your retirement plan.
  44. What Are SPDR ETFs?

    Spiders are exchange-traded funds based on an index and can be a great vehicle both for making money and hedging against ...
  45. The Risks Of Real Estate Sector Funds

    Discover the risks and rewards of investing in real estate funds, as well as some of the best and worst performers.
  46. Team Players Vs. All-Stars For Mutual Fund Management

    Mutual funds vary in terms of their management structures and one size generally does not fit all investors.
  47. The Gold Showdown: ETFs Vs. Futures

    ETFs and gold futures are two ways to diversify into the metals asset class, but there are advantages and disadvantages to ...
  48. Investing In Emerging Markets

    Discover if passive or active investments are the way to be involved in emerging markets.
  49. The Gasoline Business Is All About Location

    Gasoline prices can vary tremendously based on where you are in the world. Here are some of the reasons why it varies so ...
  50. Banking On Blue Chip Stocks

    Discover what makes blue chip stocks such attractive investments.
  51. What The U.S. Needs To Do To Avoid Austerity Measures

    Here's a look at some of the methods the federal government is using to help economic recovery in the U.S.
  52. The Pitfalls Of Diversification

    Diversifying may reduce risk, but what does that mean to your overall ROI? Find out here.
  53. Ways To Invest In Developing Countries

    Here is a review of potential investments in the BRIC nations and other developing countries around the world.
  54. Why Money Market Funds Break The Buck

    These funds are noted for their safety in a rough market. Read on to find out why.
  55. Hybrids: Financial Friends Or Foes?

    Forget the planet for a minute - what really matters is whether these vehicles fit your budget.
  56. Can Samsung Compete With Apple's Retail Stores?

    This strategic move may just shoot Samsung to an uncatchable spot in the consumer technology sector.
  57. Mutual Funds That Reduce Your Taxes

    It may be best to opt for ETFs over mutual funds, which allow wiser investors to reduce their tax obligations.
  58. Catching A Lift On The Penny Express

    The popularity of the penny stock market has grown, but are these stocks a safe bet?
  59. Should You Buy Stock Or An ETF?

    Not all investors are the same. By the same token, not all investment types are suited for each individual investor.
  60. Separately Managed Accounts: A Mutual Fund Alternative

    It takes a hefty minimum investment to get in in on an SMA, but these offer some distinct advantages.
  61. Modernize Your Portfolio With ETF Futures

    Gain access to premier, highly liquid ETFs with lower capital requirements.
  62. Liquidation Blues: When Mutual Funds Close

    Underperforming funds often close their doors, leaving investors down and out.
  63. Introduction To Swing Charting

    Discover why traders use swing charts, how they construct them and how they use them.
  64. An Introduction To Shareholder Activism

    The secret to being an activist shareholder is to ask the right questions.
  65. The Appeal Of Company Spinoffs

    Companies are increasingly turning to spinoffs for a variety of reasons, including improving performance.
  66. How To Fire-Proof A Portfolio

    Losing a job shouldn't mean losing all of your financial flexibility.
  67. A Strategy For Optimal Stock And Bond Allocation

    We tell you how this strategy avoids downturns, improves performance and invests in the best asset classes.
  68. Understanding Analyst Ratings

    Discover whether analyst recommendations are really worth listening to.
  69. Real Estate Speculation In College Towns

    Is this an investing option you should consider? Find out here.
  70. Corporate Currency Risks Explained

    Transaction, translation and economic risks can affect a company's balance sheet.
  71. 7 Steps To A Hot Commercial Real Estate Deal

    For savvy real estate investors, times of lower prices reveal investment opportunity.
  72. The Good And Bad Of National Lotteries

    Here's a look at some of the positives and negatives of national lotteries.
  73. What Does It Really Mean To "Just Get By"?

    Here's how you stack up financially and working-wise to the rest of the world.
  74. "Healthifying" The Fast Food Market

    With the fast food market feeling the pressure to offer healthier choices, the industry is being revolutionized.
  75. Make Money Trading Earnings Announcements

    Here are two opinions to help you decide if trading earnings announcements will work for you.
  76. All Weather Investing With ETFs

    All Weather investment strategies can shield investors during the worst bear markets.
  77. A Silver Primer

    Find out what affects the price of silver, the types of investments that can be made and the methods in which it is traded. ...
  78. Tips For Getting A Permanent Visa

    Many countries can help you establish a path towards residency. Before you move, read this article first.
  79. What Are SRI Funds?

    You don't have to check your values at the door when investing in the market. Find out why.
  80. Channeling: Charting A Path To Success

    Find out how to build these charts showing buy, sell, stop-loss and take-profit points, and even estimate length of trade. ...
  81. How To Include ETFs In A Client's 401(k)

    Learn how ETFs can solve an advisor's litigation and fee disclosure fears.
  82. Canada: A New Frontier For Real Estate Investors

    This property market is easy to access and provides profitable opportunities.
  83. Is Your Investment Manager Skilled Or Lucky?

    Being familiar with composite presentations will help you better assess the quality of an investment manager's performance. ...
  84. The 5 Best And Worst IPOs

    The market for equities has gone through numerous crises, but when an IPO hits the market, it can create lots of excitement ...
  85. 4 TARP Recipients That Made A Profit

    New estimates show that the TARP program may show a profit of $23.6 billion over the life of the bailout program.
  86. A Look At Exit Strategies

    Setting appropriate exit points should help you avoid taking premature profits or running losses.
  87. Failed IPOs Of The Dot-Com Bubble

    We look at some of the most infamous flops of the first dot-com bubble.
  88. An Introduction To Day Trading

    This article will take an objective look at day trading, who does it and how it is done.
  89. 5 Industries Negatively Affected By An Economic Recovery

    Here's a list of industries that benefit from increased business when the economy is slipping.
  90. Why Facebook Needs More Cash

    Facebook intends to grow to a staff of 9,600 over the next few years, which will require a lot of capital.
  91. What You Should Know About Real Estate Valuation

    Anyone involved in a real transaction can benefit from gaining a basic understanding of the different methods of real estate ...
  92. How To Buy Your Own Private Island

    We look at some people who own private islands, and give you tips for making a massive purchase like this.
  93. So You've Decided To Invest ...

    Becoming an investor can be intimidating at first. Find out what happens after you take that first step.
  94. Why Global Unemployment Is Rising

    The ILO is reporting that there are now 50 million fewer jobs in the global economy than before 2008. Find out why.
  95. 3 Questions To Find Your Trading Plan

    Ask yourself these three questions to figure out which strategy is best for you.
  96. 8 Ethical Guidelines For Brokers

    We examine the less obvious ethical dangers faced by a broker, and help you avoid trouble in ethical gray zones.
  97. 4 Things Investment Managers Say To Justify Losses

    While reputable managers will speak candidly about their performance, investors should be on the lookout for excuses.
  98. How To Fireproof Your Budget

    If you are ever faced with a crisis, here are some budget tips to help you prepare financially.
  99. Spread Out Risk With Sector-Based ETFs

    These ETFs take the sector rotation strategy from institutional investors and puts it in your hands.
  100. An Introduction To The FRM Designation

    Learn what steps need to be taken in order to obtain the Financial Risk Manager designation.
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