Investing Articles

  1. The Federal Reserve: Too Powerful?

    The Federal Reserve needs its power in order to make the tough decisions that politicians can't.
  2. Earnings Sustainability: The Key To Your Investing Future

    Learn how to analyze earnings sustainability - an important part of making sound investments.
  3. Education That Offers The Best Return

    It's true: the more you put in, the more you get out. These careers are the perfect examples.
  4. Home-Equity Loans: The Costs

    Learn the factors to consider when comparing the different programs offered by various lenders.
  5. Socially (Ir)responsible Mutual Funds

    Not concerned about being an ethical investor? Maybe "sinful stocks" have a place in your portfolio.
  6. Accounting For Differences In Oil And Gas Accounting

    How a company accounts for its expenses affects how its net income and cash flow numbers are reported.
  7. Spice Up Your Portfolio With International Bonds

    Going global can add flavor and diversity to an otherwise bland basket of bonds.
  8. Commodities That Move The Markets

    Find out how the everyday items you use can affect your investments.
  9. EBITDA: Challenging The Calculation

    This measure has a bad rap, but it's still a valuable tool when used appropriately.
  10. Long-Term Equity Anticipation Securities: When To Take The "LEAP"?

    Options are always speculative, but LEAPS provide a longer time frame, which may make them more profitable.
  11. Investing In A Low-Dollar World

    We look at some companies that will benefit from the low U.S. dollar, and those that you should avoid.
  12. Overcoming 5 Major Retirement Risks

    Retirement can be pricey but there are ways to boost your savings and minimize your costs.
  13. Candlestick Charting: Perfecting The Art

    Take a look at continuation patterns and how they can confirm or deny trends.
  14. A New Financial Crisis On The Horizon

    Low interest rates and deflation are leading to some disturbing banking and market trends.
  15. The Louvre Accord: The Fight Against U.S. Dollar Deflation

    After the Plaza Accord, the U.S. dollar continuously declined. In an effort to put on the brakes, the G6 convened.
  16. The 5 Most Influential Bankers Of All Time

    These bankers shaped the current financial system - though some didn't live to see the fruits of their labor.
  17. Top-Down Analysis: Finding The Right Stocks And Sectors

    The top-down investment strategy depends on economy and market strength. Find out what you should know before jumping in.
  18. Recession Stats You Need To Know

    We take a look at some of the most quoted recession statistics, and find out how they're calculated and who they affect.
  19. 6 Common Misconceptions About Dividends

    You've almost certainly heard these commonly held beliefs about dividends. Find out why they're wrong.
  20. Money Market Mayhem: The Reserve Fund Meltdown

    This event serves as a stark reminder to investors about understanding their portfolios.
  21. Candlesticks Light The Way To Logical Trading

    Crowd psychology is the reason this technique works. Find out how to make it work for you.
  22. Corporate Thanksgiving: Who Should Be Thankful For What

    There may not be a lot to be thankful for in terms of this year’s economy, but some sectors have more to be thankful than others this holiday season.
  23. Recession Rich Companies That Are Hiring

    These companies are thriving during the downturn, and are looking to hire.
  24. A Brief History Of The Hedge Fund

    Find out how this U.S.-born investment innovation became a $1-trillion industry that's both praised and vilified by the media.
  25. How Credit Cards Built A Plastic Empire

    A decade before Mastercard or Visa existed, the first credit card company was introduced.
  26. These Financial Products Are Too Complex For The Average Joe

    Structured financial products are so elaborate that investors are unable to assess costs and risk.
  27. Your Financial Life: From Stressful To Stress-Free

    Find out how to get the ball rolling on your future financial security. Then sit back and watch things unfold.
  28. The Plaza Accord: The World Intervenes In Currency Markets

    In 1985, the G-5 nations signed an agreement to devalue the United States currency and correct the GDP. To an extent, it worked. But there were casualties.
  29. Did the Stimulus Work? It Depends On Who You Ask

    Did the federal government's stimulus effort work or did it fail? What seems like a straightforward area of inquiry has become a political football.
  30. Introduction to Types of Trading: Technical Traders

    Learn about the different traders and explore in detail the broader approach that looks to the past to predict the future.
  31. The Volatility Index: Reading Market Sentiment

    Using the Volatility Index can be essential for investing success.
  32. 5 Lessons From The World's Biggest Bankruptcies

    We can learn of investing strategies by studying previous financial disasters.
  33. Finding Market Movement With The ADX

    Take a closer look at this indicator, which refines your insight into the strength of a prevailing trend.
  34. Let Your Intuition Guide Your Investments

    Don't ignore that gut feeling - it might just be leading you in the right direction.
  35. Guru Investing Advice For Today's Market

    When looking for ways to invest, it's best to get your tips from the top.
  36. Buying Into Corporate Research & Development (R&D)

    Investors take note: companies that cut research and development are in danger of saving today but losing big tomorrow.
  37. The Lowdown On No-Load Mutual Funds

    These funds let you cut out the middleman - and the fees.
  38. When Insiders Buy, Should Investors Join Them?

    Insider tracking can inform your investment strategy, but it requires research and a level head. Find out what to look for.
  39. Peak-and-Trough Analysis

    Prices never move in straight lines, so it's time to learn about this powerful trend-following technique.
  40. Digging Deeper Into Bull And Bear Markets

    Discover why it's important to know the characteristics of the two types of market conditions.
  41. Top Recession Wines For The Holidays

    Keep your holiday food budget low while still enjoying a nice bottle of wine. Who says it's impossible?
  42. Why It Pays To Be A Lazy Investor

    Be a couch potato! This passive, but diversified, investing strategy could be for you.
  43. Investing Lessons From Across The Pond

    There's a lot to learn from Anthony Bolton, who is known as Europe's Peter Lynch.
  44. ECN Credits: Let Your Broker Pay Your Trading Fees

    Altering your entry and exit strategy could save you a lot of money in fees. Find out how to pad your bottom line.
  45. Is It Time To Raise Interest Rates?

    The Fed has good reason for staying the course on interest rates.
  46. Using Technical Analysis In The Gold Markets

    The quest for this shiny commodity has made millionaires of paupers and, on the flip side, ruined many an investor.
  47. Andre Kostolany: Germany's Stock Market Guru

    We can learn a lot from Kostolany and his "steady or shaky hand" investing philosophy.
  48. Financial Statement Manipulation An Ever-Present Problem For Investors

    The SEC has taken steps to eliminate this type of corporate fraud, but it remains a real risk for investors.
  49. A Sanity-Saving Retirement Stock Portfolio

    The market rollercoaster has many retirees calling it quits on stocks. Big mistake.
  50. Find Turning Points With Single-Day Patterns

    On their own, single-day patterns can be unreliable, but that doesn't mean they can't be used effectively.
  51. WaterSense: Saving Water And Money

    With a few simple updates, you could be saving on your annual water expenses.
  52. 3 Technical Tools To Improve Your Trading

    Find out how volume, the Aroon indicator and Fibonacci numbers can improve your profits.
  53. From Booms To Bailouts: The Banking Crisis Of The 1980s

    The economic environment of the late 1970s and early 1980s created the perfect storm for a banking crisis.
  54. Do Cheap Imported Goods Cost Americans Jobs?

    Flooding the market with cheap products can mean job losses and even market collapse - but dumping isn't as threatening as it seems.
  55. 80 Years After Black Tuesday

    It has been 80 years since the stock market experienced a one-day slide of $14 billion. Find out what's changed - and what hasn't.
  56. The 5 Most Feared Figures In Finance

    Gates, Soros, Icahn, Rockefeller and Morgan caused chills on Wall Street.
  57. Market-Based Asset Allocation Lowers Your Risk

    Not all investors are incredibly brave with their money. Thankfully, there are ways to measure your risk level.
  58. The Ins And Outs Of Selling Options

    Selling options can seem intimidating but with these tips, you can enter the market with confidence.
  59. Simple Strategies For Capitalizing On Trends

    Find out how following a trendline bounce or a new swing high or low can help you get into a trend early.
  60. The Most Reliable Indicator You've Never Heard Of

    The McGinley Dynamic Indicator isn't very well known, but it is a great way to discover market trends.
  61. October: The Month Of Market Crashes?

    In the finance world, October is a month to be feared, but is it justified?
  62. Pocket Change Or Prison: The Galleon Hedge Fund Scandal

    This scam has been called the largest hedge fund insider trading case in history and the pay off was only 1%.
  63. Securities Lending: Cause Of The Next Financial Crisis?

    Securities lending can pose risks to investor's portfolios and the entire financial system.
  64. Holiday Spending: The Key To Economic Recovery?

    Consumer spending is one statistic that can be used to tell if we're coming out of a recession.
  65. A Baby Buffett Portfolio: His 6 Best Long-Term Picks

    We look at six stocks Warren Buffett stands behind, why he likes them and why they may be a good fit for your portfolio too.
  66. Simple Ways To Invest In Real Estate

    Owning property isn't always easy, but there are plenty of perks. Find out how to buy in.
  67. Mutual Fund Style Drift Not Always A Bad Thing

    Style drift has a bad reputation, but it can be a sign that your fund is thriving.
  68. Is Biased Investing Holding You Back?

    Risk aversion seems to come to us naturally, preventing us from stepping into unfamiliar territory. But feeling comfortable isn't always the best thing for your portfolio.
  69. 11 Fears That Rattle Potential Investors

    From Wall Street ghouls to zombie banks, there are a lot of frightening things scaring people away from investing.
  70. Market Problems? Blame Investors

    Investors are only human, and their irrational behavior can often move the market.
  71. The Lowdown On Index Funds

    If you can't beat the market, why not join it? Read on to go over your options.
  72. Top 6 Scariest Neighborhoods For Homebuyers

    If you're looking for a spooky spot this Halloween, these communities boast the most horrifying foreclosure rates in the country
  73. New Year Likely To Ring In More Poverty

    The U.S. is home to an increasing number of poverty-stricken families - and it'll probably get worse before it gets better.
  74. Forbes' Top Small Companies: Where Are They Now?

    How did these companies fare after topping the Forbes list of America's best small cap companies?
  75. Free Cash Flow Yield: The Best Fundamental Indicator

    Cash in the bank is what every company strives to achieve. Find out how to determine how much a company is generating and keeping.
  76. 3 Factors That Drive The U.S. Dollar

    We look at three important factors that affect U.S. dollar value, and how to determine when it's the right time to buy currency.
  77. Analyzing Mutual Funds For Maximum Return

    Using a few simple metrics will help you pick the right fund for your portfolio.
  78. Preparing For A Career As A Portfolio Manager

    Find out what it takes to win a spot in one of the most coveted financial careers.
  79. The Spookiest Days On Wall Street

    These days are what traders' nightmares are made of.
  80. Improving Your Investing Outlook

    Looking to the past to predict the future is not always effective - for a balanced outlook on investing, all viewpoints must be observed.
  81. The Hidden Costs Of Renting The Basement

    There's more to being a landlord than just collecting rent every month.
  82. For Maximum Market Returns, Get Creative With Hedges

    Proper hedges help to contain your losses while still allowing profits to grow.
  83. Save The Earth: Become A Capitalist

    Who says that capitalism and environmentalism have to be mutually exclusive?
  84. Pivot Strategies: A Handy Tool For Forex Traders

    Make more educated trading decisions by identifying major turning points.
  85. Going All-In: Comparing Investing And Gambling

    People often compare stocks to gambling, but how close are they really?
  86. The Secret To Consistent Returns In Any Market

    Despite the market’s recent volatility, there are some investors who haven’t seen negative returns. Learn their secret.
  87. Avoid Premature Exercise On Employee Stock Options

    With early exercise, you forfeit some profit back to your employer, and incur income tax to boot.
  88. Conference Calls: Press 1 For Investment Insight

    These calls can be an investor's most direct line to information about a company's operations.
  89. Savings Accounts Not Always The Best Place For Cash Assets

    Money market funds may be all that stands between you and increasing your wealth.
  90. Financial Funds Provide Diversity ... And Risk

    Sector funds can provide maximum exposure to financial industry stocks, but this benefit is a double-edged sword.
  91. 5 Ways Winter Can Help Your Portfolio

    Use the winter downtime to improve your investing knowledge and technique.
  92. Fee-Based Brokerage: Will They Work For You?

    Learn the pros and cons of this type of investing and whether it will work for you.
  93. Bond Raters On The Rocks

    Raters have, in the past, been a reliable source. Are those days over?
  94. The Multiple Lives Of A Stock Trader

    Any trading career will have its ups and downs. Find out how to maximize the good times.
  95. The Rich Take A Pay Cut

    The current recession is having a large impact on the rich.
  96. Investing In A Weakening Dollar Environment

    Where should you be placing your money, when the value keeps dropping?
  97. Fundamentals And Technicals: Together At Last

    It's a big mistake for a fundamental investor to ignore technical analysis. Find out how to become chart smart.
  98. State-Run Economies: From Public To Private

    Find out how former Iron Curtain countries used private enterprise to join the world financial markets.
  99. Are You A Disciplined Investor?

    Don't let "financial porn" steer you away from a sensible, long-term approach to investing.
  100. Are College Students Passing Recession 101?

    The recession is a wakeup call for students in post-secondary schools.
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