Investing Articles

  1. 4 Key Factors To Building A Profitable Portfolio

    Buying stocks is a careful balance of risk and reward. Learn to identify your risk tolerance and financial goals with these ...
  2. Can You Make Money Renting Your Property?

    Current market conditions may make your home a tough sell. It could be time to consider renting your property until a profitable ...
  3. Top 4 Nightmares For Real Estate Investors

    Renting out your property is not without risks; the good news is, they don't have to keep you up at night.
  4. Introduction To Weather Derivatives

    Learn about a financial instrument that makes temperature a tradable commodity.
  5. Drastic Currency Changes: What's The Cause?

    Currency fluctuations often defy logic. Learn the trends and factors that result in these movements.
  6. How To Tell If A Company's In Trouble

    Observing a company's behavior can prove beneficial for the mindful investor. Know the signs before you make a reactionary ...
  7. Commodity Prices Are Pinching Consumers

    Prices of commodities - cotton, wheat, coffee, etc. - have recently spiked. Learn how that affects consumers.
  8. Bond Portfolios Made Easy

    Bonds have typically been viewed as stocks' less-glamorous sidekick, but they deserve a little more respect from investors. ...
  9. Proposed Tax Changes: Will You Pay More Or Less?

    Expiring tax credits, changing income brackets - it's hard to keep up with proposed tax changes.
  10. 4 Things To Know About Earnings Season

    Investors should know that earnings reports are not just about the earnings.
  11. 5 Businesses That Rise As The Temperature Falls

    Not many people welcome the snow and cold, but these businesses depend on it to increase sales and profitability.
  12. The Best And Worst Investing Advice

    Some financial sayings are worth a second look, even if they seem to be set in stone.
  13. How To Sell Put Options To Benefit In Any Market

    As long as the underlying stocks are of companies you are happy to own, put selling can be a lucrative strategy.
  14. Double Exponential Moving Averages Explained

    This tweak on moving averages gives traders faster access to the information they need.
  15. 7 Austerity Measures For Your Personal Budget

    Many European countries are implementing tough austerity measures to curb their spending. Find out how you can do the same ...
  16. When Not To Trade

    When conditions arise where systems are likely to perform poorly, traders must exercise discipline and cease trading.
  17. The Generation Y Investment Portfolio

    Generation Y is significantly different from past generations. Find out how you can profit from these trends.
  18. Operating Cash Flow: Better Than Net Income?

    Differences between accrual accounting and cash flows show why net income is easier to manipulate.
  19. Are Your Stocks Doomed?

    When a company is headed for trouble, the warning signs are usually there. Learn how to spot disaster.
  20. Use Duration And Convexity To Measure Bond Risk

    Find out how this measure can help fixed-income investors manage their portfolios.
  21. 8 Tax Cuts Set To Expire In 2011

    Find out what the expiration of the Bush tax cuts in 2011 would mean for you.
  22. Easy Ways To Diversify Your Portfolio

    Diversification is a vital investment tool, and well within the reach of even small investors.
  23. Wall Street History: Japan Inc, Bailout Beginnings And Tax Reform

    The curse of September continues this week in history.
  24. Leverage: Increasing Your Real Estate Net Worth

    Few homeowners think of their mortgages as leverage, but careful use of this asset can help them maximize their net worth. ...
  25. How Does The Yen Affect American Finance?

    Although it has fallen to number four on the trading partner list, Japan and its currency have a large impact on the American ...
  26. Top 5 Reasons To Invest In Currencies

    Here's why you should get into the forex market.
  27. What Is Your Risk Tolerance?

    Forget the cliches and uncover how much volatility you can really stand.
  28. Hedge Funds' Higher Returns Come At A Price

    Learn how hedge funds win big gains for investors - and why they sometimes lose.
  29. When The Federal Reserve Intervenes (And Why)

    The Federal Reserve doesn't interfere with the economy every time it flounders. Find out more here.
  30. Stock Scandals: Why Some Companies Survive

    When scandal hits a company, there are few key factors that determine how hard the stock will be hit.
  31. Your Worst Financial Mistakes And Why You Made Them

    No one intends to make a financial mistake, but an unexpected disaster or poor planning could leave you in financial distress.
  32. Trading The QQQQ With In-The-Money Put Spreads

    Even beginners may use this strategy to trade a bullish outlook.
  33. Companies You Think Are Canadian

    Their advertising and brands scream Canadian, but are these companies really owned elsewhere?
  34. The Wealth Gap: Developing Nations Are Catching Up

    The difference between rich, developed nations and poor, developing nations is shrinking. Find out what this means for you.
  35. Wall Street History: WaMu's Collapse, Black Friday And LTCM

    The end of September has historically been one of the worst times in finance. Find out why.
  36. Top 3 Pitfalls Of Discounted Cash Flow Analysis

    The DCF method can be difficult to apply to real-life valuations. Find out where it comes up short.
  37. Do-It-Yourself Analyst Predictions

    Regular investors can build their own financial models using the mosaic theory.
  38. Finding The Best Yields

    Using yields to supplement earnings can mean big bucks, with the right strategy.
  39. The 5 Wealthiest Private Foundations

    These huge foundations are dedicated to causes ranging from healthcare to education and the arts.
  40. 4 Key Indicators That Move The Markets

    Find out what reports to watch in order to anticipate and react to market movements.
  41. Build America Bonds: Should You Buy?

    BABs are part of the recovery act created by the Obama administration. Find out how they work and whether they could work ...
  42. Wall Street History: Steve Jobs Returns To Apple

    From the bombing of Wall Street to the return of Jobs, this week in financial history has it all.
  43. Take Advantage Of Dollar-Cost Averaging

    We explain how dollar-cost averaging offers protection and opportunity in a sinking market.
  44. Investing Myths That Need To Go

    Certain investing myths just won't die. Find out how dated sayings could be costing you.
  45. Know Your Counterparty When Day Trading

    This can provide insight into how the market is likely to act based on your presence, orders and transactions.
  46. 5 Sectors To Avoid In A Market Crash

    These stocks did worse than the market in the meltdown, suggesting investors should approach these sectors at their peril.
  47. 6 Weird Ways To Invest

    Plenty of people have made it big-time by investing in unusual, wacky things.
  48. 10 Habits Of Highly Effective Real Estate Investors

    The best real estate investors all share these traits and practices.
  49. Forex: The Moving Average MACD Combo

    Learn a strategy with clear entry and exit levels that will get you into a trend at the right time.
  50. 6 Investing Tips You Learned In Elementary School

    Our grade school lessons come in handy when it comes to personal finance and investing.
  51. Introduction To Money Market Mutual Funds

    Learn about the easiest way to benefit from money market securities.
  52. Casino Stats: Why Gamblers Rarely Win

    Gambling is never a reliable source of supplementary income. Read on to find out why.
  53. Should Your Options Go Naked?

    Compare naked strategies to credit spreads and see if the unlimited risk of going naked is worth it.
  54. 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.
  55. 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.
  56. What To Do If The Market Crashes Again

    Read these six tips and learn how to be prepared when the market inevitably falters.
  57. 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.
  58. 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 ...
  59. Why Retirees Can't Count On Muni Bonds

    Interest may not be tax-exempt for seniors with Medicare or Social Security benefits.
  60. 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 ...
  61. How To Avoid Emotional Investing

    Most investors buy high and sell low, but you can avoid this trap by using some simple strategies.
  62. 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, ...
  63. 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.
  64. Crash-Proof Sectors You Should Be Watching Now

    Although no industry is impervious, these sectors may add some safety to your portfolio.
  65. 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.
  66. A Primer On Offshore Drilling

    Learn the important ratios and terms that you'll need to know to get involved in this trading sector.
  67. Currency Carry Trades 101

    This strategy can provide returns even if the currency pair doesn't move a cent.
  68. Wall Street History: Warren Buffett's Birthday!

    This week in financial history, the Oracle of Omaha celebrates a big birthday.
  69. 6 Spending Tips From Frugal Billionaires

    You don't get to be a billionaire by spending a lot of money.
  70. 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.
  71. Weighted Moving Averages: The Basics

    We take a closer look at the linearly weighted moving average and the exponentially smoothed moving average.
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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.
  74. 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.
  75. How The Sharpe Ratio Can Oversimplify Risk

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

    Where are the best places to be when an economy starts to recover?
  77. Getting Started In Forex

    Before entering this market, you should define what you need from your broker and from your strategy.
  78. 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. ...
  79. 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 ...
  80. 6 Companies Thriving In The Recession

    The recession has left many companies scrambling, reporting losses often into the double digits.
  81. 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?
  82. How Companies Use Derivatives To Hedge Risk

    Derivatives can reduce the risks associated with changes in foreign exchange rates, interest rates and commodity prices. ...
  83. 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.
  84. 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 ...
  85. 6 Recession IPOs Worth Watching

    IPO activity during a recession is often quiet, but these six companies have been making some noise.
  86. 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.
  87. 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.
  88. Crisis Management Strategies For Business Owners

    When a PR problem arises, your company will be judged on how you handle it. Are you ready?
  89. 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?
  90. 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 ...
  91. 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.
  92. 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?
  93. Lazy Portfolio Strategies For Your RRSP

    Check out this cheap and easy way to secure good returns for the long term.
  94. 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.
  95. 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 ...
  96. 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.
  97. Diamonds: The Missing Commodity Derivative

    While they may be "a girl's best friend", diamonds haven't made it to the futures market - yet.
  98. 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.
  99. Wall Street History: Greenspan And IPO Madness

    Scandals, IPOs and huge, ugly computers all share this week in Wall Street history.
  100. 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 ...
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