Investing Articles

  1. Make Money On The Movies

    If you think you know which films will tank and which will soar, this new way to trade could be for you.
  2. Countries With The Lowest Unemployment Rates

    A high U.S. unemployment rate may not be as restrictive as you think. Find out where the jobs really are.
  3. EU Economics? It's All Greek To Me!

    How will the fallout from Greece's sovereign debt crisis impact investors on Wall Street and Main Street? Find out here.
  4. Water Cooler Finance: Bailouts, Buffett-Rock And Prison Brawls

    This week was marked by extremes and touched by more than a little drama - and we're not just talking about Warren Buffett's appearance in GEICO's latest TV commercial.
  5. Spotting Creative Accounting On The Balance Sheet

    Companies have ways of manipulating their balance sheets that investors should be aware of.
  6. Evaluating Executive Compensation

    Find out how to determine whether a CEO is being overpaid.
  7. Mutual Fund Tune-Up Delivers High-Powered Performance

    Rebalancing your portfolio will protect you from risk and ensure that your investments are performing at their best.
  8. Recession: What Does It Mean To Investors?

    Understanding the business cycle and your own investment style can help you cope with an economic decline.
  9. Betting On The Entertainment Industry

    Speculating on new flicks for profit is becoming an important component of Hollywood business.
  10. Beer Mergers: Are The Micro Brewers Doomed?

    What does the consolidation in the beer industry mean for investors and, more importantly, beer drinkers?
  11. New Forex Rules Cap Losses - And Profits

    The CFTC is considering reducing the maximum amount of leverage in the forex market to 10:1. Find out what this change would mean for traders.
  12. The Happiness Index - How Prosperous Are You?

    Not all nations measure their success in dollars and material items - Bhutan, south of China, measures it in happiness.
  13. Rent-To-Own Real Estate Full Of Pitfalls

    Before you consider this type of arrangement, you should be aware of how it works, who benefits and the many things that can go wrong.
  14. This Week in Financial History: Visa's IPO, Viva Las Vegas And The Ides Of March

    From the founding of Sin City to the world's largest IPO, find out what historic financial events occurred this week.
  15. Why Laws Won't Prevent Financial Bubbles And Crashes

    We look at past government financial legislation, and see why it just doesn't work.
  16. Company Clone Cost Reveals True Value

    Find out how calculating a reproduction cost for a company can beat out the dividend discount model.
  17. A Disaster-Protection Plan For Your Portfolio

    If you can't predict the future, you'll need to plan ahead to protect your assets from the impact of major world events.
  18. Agency Bonds: Limited Risk And Higher Return

    Discover these safe alternatives to Treasury bonds.
  19. 6 Bad Stock Buyback Scenarios

    Buying back shares can be a sensible way for companies to use extra cash. But in many cases, it's just a ploy to boost earnings.
  20. Play Video Games; Become A Millionaire

    New ways to benefit from this industry have emerged over the last few years. The best part is, they're very profitable.
  21. 5 Spring Clean-Up Tips For Your Finances

    When you're done cleaning out the garage, consider putting some shine on your financial affairs.
  22. Bank Regulations: Good Or Bad?

    Big investors are calling for more regulations, while others are up in arms at the ideas. So who's right?
  23. Vital Link: Manufacturing And Economic Recovery

    Manufacturing output is one of the clearest signs that an economy is recovering from a recession.
  24. 6 Major Collectibles Payoffs

    From comics to records these rare items scored unbeatable returns for those who were able to recognize their value.
  25. Millionaires Who Gave It All Away

    These rich philanthropists turned their backs on luxury to find far richer experiences than their money could buy.
  26. An Introduction To Ichimoku Charts In Forex Trading

    Discover how this high-flying application can be used in forex trading.
  27. Is Your Bank Going Broke?

    In 2009, the list of struggling banks grew by leaps and bounds. Find out which banks are faring the worst in 2010.
  28. A Quick And Dirty Look At Sports Gambling

    Americans love to gamble on sports, but most of the money wagered doesn't come with a receipt - or the backing of the U.S. government.
  29. Investments To Die For

    It is possible to benefit financially from death - without being a character in a murder mystery.
  30. Bull Market Requires A Healthy Consumer

    High debt, bad policy bode ill for stocks.
  31. Airline Stocks Look Set To Soar

    This maligned sector is in better shape than most investors believe.
  32. Should You Invest In A Green Home?

    Energy neutral homes are becoming real possibilities, but the financial point of view might not be so optimistic.
  33. This Week in Financial History: Speculative Bubbles, Bill Gates, Coca Cola and Capitalism

    From the millionaire boom and the IPO of one of the world's largest companies, read on to find out what significant financial events of the past occurred during this week.
  34. The European Union's Dead Weight

    Greece and the other troubled European Union nations are in need of financial reform.
  35. Water Cooler Finance: Recalls, Lawsuits and Other News

    Find out what's making news in the world of finance this week.
  36. Free Cash Flow: Free, But Not Always Easy

    Free cash flow is a great gauge of corporate health, but it's not immune to accounting trickery.
  37. The Perfect Investment For Chocolate-Lovers

    With mounting production problems, it might be time for investors to enjoy some hot cocoa ... investments.
  38. The Basics Of Trading A Stock

    Taking control of your portfolio means knowing what orders to use when buying or selling stocks.
  39. One World, One Currency: Could It Work?

    This idea has been debated for decades, but could it really work? Which countries would benefit? What are the downfalls? How would supply and printing factor in?
  40. How Savings Are Saving The Economy

    Even with inflation fears, saving money is still sage advice in a recovering economy.
  41. 7 Currency Blunders You Could Cash In On

    The government has made its share of mistakes when it comes to printing money, and the results are collector's items.
  42. Fine Art Funds: A Beautiful Investment

    Have you ever admired a piece of art and wished you had the money to own it? Art funds may be one way to get a stake in this profitable market.
  43. Should You Follow Your Fund Manager?

    Learn how to tell if a fund in flux is still a suitable investment.
  44. Forex: How To Scalp Fundamentally

    Learn why event-driven scalping in the currency market involves balancing fundamentals with technicals.
  45. Something Gross In GDP

    GDP is used to gauge the strength of the economy, but what is it actually measuring?
  46. This Week In Financial History: Birthdays, Theory and Scandal

    In the world of finance, March marks the anniversary of a number of important beginnings (and some ends) that have left an indelible print on the market.
  47. Investing Books It Pays To Read

    We provide some classic and lesser-known titles to add to your collection.
  48. Soaring Mortgage Defaults May Kill The Housing Recovery

    Delinquencies, foreclosures likely to put a damper on 2010 recovery.
  49. Losing Money? Don't Blame Your Broker

    Tempting as it is to pass the buck for your losses, the true culprit may be closer to home.
  50. Budget Like The Government

    Wouldn't it be great to run up charges everywhere and then leave the bill for someone else to pay? That's exactly what happens in the federal government.
  51. Can Global Investors Profit From GDP Watching?

    GDP growth is not necessarily a solid indicator of stock market returns in emerging markets. Find out what to watch instead.
  52. Tweet Your Way To A Sweet Job

    Social networks have become popular job-seeking resources. Find out how to use them to your advantage.
  53. Top 10 Holdings Of 5 Top Money Managers

    Thanks to the SEC you can look at the companies and industries that 5 mega-investors are pouring their billions into.
  54. Leveraging Leverage For Bigger Profits

    Leverage is like fire. Find out how to use it to heat up your investing without burning your portfolio.
  55. Forex: Money Management Matters

    Currency trading offers far more flexibility than other markets, but long-term success requires discipline in money management.
  56. Is Your Portfolio Overweight?

    As time passes, in order to remain profitable, investors need to put certain parts of their portfolio on a diet.
  57. Warren Buffett: Oracle No More?

    Though he's an investing icon, critics are pointing to several past events that signal Buffett's reign may be ending.
  58. 2000-2009: The Lost Decade

    A look back at a volatile decade for investors and what it can teach us going forward.
  59. A Soaring Housing Market: College Apartments

    How to play the boom in upscale student housing.
  60. What To Bring To The Tax Man

    Forgetting these forms can cost you your refund.
  61. Water Cooler News: Financial News This Week

    Find out what's making news in the world of finance this week.
  62. Rules That Warren Buffett Lives By

    You may think the recent financial meltdown changed things, but don't be fooled: those unfussy sayings from the Oracle of Omaha still rule.
  63. Tax Withholding: Good For Government, Bad For Taxpayers

    It's important to understand where that money coming out of your paycheck goes and why - after all, you earned it.
  64. Why Dividends Matter

    Seven words that are music to investors' ears? "The dividend check is in the mail."
  65. Did Derivatives Cause The Recession?

    We may never come to a consensus on what caused the financial collapse, but derivatives definitely share a large part of the blame.
  66. Investing Quotes You Can Bank On

    These catchy quips can really help your investing.
  67. Financial Elder Abuse Rampant In Economic Downturn

    Lawmakers slow to act against Wall Street wrongdoing.
  68. A Beginner's Guide To Hedging

    Learn how investors use strategies to reduce the impact of negative events on investments.
  69. 10 Sources Of Nontaxable Income

    Taxes are often a deterrent from investing and saving. These financial practices will bring you no tax grief.
  70. Trade Properties To Keep The Taxman At Bay

    Like-kind exchanges can mean a much lower tax bill on real estate for savvy investors.
  71. Trade The Covered Call - Without The Stock

    The standard covered call can be used to hedge positions or generate income. This calendar spread may do so more effectively.
  72. Active Managers' Market-Beating Claims Debunked

    New, more precise mutual fund style analysis shows active management still underperforms over time.
  73. Earn Tax-Free Income

    Tax rates are going up, so it pays to find sources of income that the tax collector can't touch. Here are 20 of them.
  74. Buffett's Biggest Mistakes

    This investment guru is still human, and his biggest investing blunders prove it. Find out where he went wrong, and what you can learn from his mistakes.
  75. Creative Accounting: When It's Too Good To Be True

    Accounting practices have matured, but there are still plenty of ways that companies can disguise their financial results.
  76. Is Cloud Computing An Investable Trend?

    Wall Street loves the next hot trend of cloud computing, but is it for real?
  77. European Crisis: Take It In Stride

    EU problems are part of a bull market wall of worry.
  78. 3 Common Tax Questions Answered

    We clarify some rules that often puzzle taxpayers.
  79. This Week In Finance: Carl Icahn and Ben Bernanke

    During this week in financial history, an iconic corporate raider was born, and a new economist took the helm of the Federal Reserve.
  80. Berkshire's Stock Splits: Good Buy Or Goodbye?

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway recently split its stock. Is this a sign to buy?
  81. January Barometer: Did It Work?

    Find out whether this superstitious belief is worth following or little more than water cooler chatter.
  82. Sports Bets That Would Have Made You Rich In 2009

    If you had placed these wagers, you would be very rich in 2010.
  83. Advanced Option Trading: The Modified Butterfly Spread

    This strategy provides traders with the flexibility to craft a position with unique risk/reward characteristics.
  84. The Dangers Of Over-Diversifying Your Portfolio

    If you diversify too much, you might not lose much, but you won't gain much either.
  85. How Money Makes The Economy Move

    This simple example shows how central banks expand the money supply, and why the money supply must grow for the GDP to grow.
  86. Cashing In On A Commodities Boom

    They're hard to predict, but commodities cycles provide valuable information for traders.
  87. How To Profit From An Inefficient Market

    Yes, it is possible to consistently beat the stock market.
  88. Analyzing Show Biz Stocks

    The glitz and glam of Hollywood could help put some more glitz in your pocket.
  89. 11 Tax Deductions You Can't Actually Write Off

    These are some of the most common tax write-offs that you can't really claim.
  90. How To Efficiently Read An Annual Report

    Learn how to read between the lines and decipher the actual condition of a company.
  91. 5 Money Managers to Watch in 2010

    We look at managers that could be poised to deliver market-beating returns in 2010, and how we can participate.
  92. Top Tips For Successfully Renting Out Your Home

    Renting out your home can be a great way to ride out a real estate slump - if you do it right.
  93. Hedging With Puts And Calls

    This trading strategy can reduce your risk - but only if you use it effectively.
  94. Underwater Companies That Haven't Drowned - Yet

    These companies are saddled with huge debts, but are still operating. How do they manage to stay afloat?
  95. The Truth About Micro-Cap Index Funds

    They don't exist, because micro-caps are too small for index funds and ETFs to invest in.
  96. Which Mutual Fund Style Index Is For You?

    The Russell Investments and MSCI Barra style classification systems can help you pick the right mutual fund - if you know how they work.
  97. Should Insider Trading Be Legal?

    Insider trading has become a hot-button issue. Here are some of the pros and cons to making it legal.
  98. 5 Strange New Ways To Invest

    These new investment vehicles could be for you if you are feeling burned by the recession.
  99. The Amateur Investor's Guide To Analyzing Corporate Efficiency

    Find out how the amateur investor can measure the success of management.
  100. 5 Tricks Companies Use During Earnings Season

    Don't be fooled: Companies use all kinds of tactics to make bad earnings look good. Find out how to see through them.
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