Investing Articles

  1. Greece: By The Numbers

    Greece continues to dominate news headlines, but its economic situation can be tough to understand.
  2. Catching A Falling Knife: Picking Intraday Turning Points

    Trying to pick the absolute top and bottom points can lead to excessive losses. This strategy allows you to hedge your risk. ...
  3. Wall Street History: Railroads And Rockefeller

    This week in financial history marks the beginning of antitrust legislation and a huge leap for labor unions.
  4. Down The Rabbit Hole: Deciphering CDOs

    Warren Buffett claims that understanding these instruments would mean reading 750,000 pages of text. Read on to learn the ...
  5. What The Falling Euro Means For You

    The chaos in the eurozone could have huge effects on North America.
  6. Goldman Sachs: By The Numbers

    While Goldman's guilt or innocence is not yet clear, these key numbers help tell part of the story.
  7. Water Cooler Finance: Greece Is Burning And Buffett's Under Fire

    This past week saw the SEC continue its Goldman Sachs investigation and set its sights on Buffett, and there are signs that ...
  8. Make The Currency Cross Your Boss

    Tap into a world of possibilities by going beyond the simple pro- or anti-dollar trade.
  9. Real Estate Boom Phrases That Went Bust

    These glib statements were all the rage during the real estate boom, but few real estate experts would dare to utter them ...
  10. When To Sell Stocks

    Buying at the right price determines profit, but selling at the right price locks it in.
  11. Greece: The Worst-Case Scenario

    What could happen if the Greek debt crisis gets even worse?
  12. Are You Ready To Trade Futures?

    If you want to trade futures in the hopes that you'll become rich, you'll have to answer some questions first.
  13. Corzine: Goldman Targeted Because Of Success

    Democratic stalwart tells Wall Street crowd to accept financial reform.
  14. How To Retain Your Sanity In A Volatile Market

    Are you prepared for the next terrifying moment? Turn off the TV, take the dog for a walk--and settle on a stock allocation ...
  15. 7 Steps To Start Investing Safely

    Do you want to start investing, but don’t want to take on too much risk? Find out how to start investing safely.
  16. Why Things Are Getting A Little Loonie

    The Canadian dollar has reached parity with the U.S. dollar. Find out how this affects you.
  17. Forex: World's Biggest Market A Relative Newcomer

    Unlike the stock markets, the forex market is a truly new market. We’ll take a brief look at its origins and how it works ...
  18. Wall Street History: Al Capone Vs. The IRS

    This week marks the end for one of the most notorious American gangsters, the birthday of Warren Buffett's mentor and much ...
  19. The Cheapest Canadian Cities To Buy A House

    Canada's housing market didn't suffer like its struggling neighbors to the south, but there are still great deals to be had. ...
  20. Operational Risk: A Must-Know For Investors

    This type of risk is often overlooked, but it can mean the downfall of a company - and its investors.
  21. What A Rising Yuan Means For You

    Chinese monetary policy could have huge effects on North American business and employment.
  22. Are There More Cockroaches In Goldman's Kitchen?

    If you have you ever seen a cockroach in the kitchen, you know there are more. The same concept applies to bad financial ...
  23. 5 Latest Financial Scandals

    It's not just about Goldman Sachs - there is more business fraud using similar tactics to take money from taxpayers like ...
  24. Government Bailouts Around The World

    The U.S. isn't the only country that had to bail itself out. We'll look at other bailout nations and how they're doing now. ...
  25. Water Cooler Finance: Buffett's Armed And Greece Keeps Falling

    This week, the Buffett-bank saga continues, and we hear more about Greece's economic woes.
  26. Using Pivot Points In Forex Trading

    Learn to combine this powerful tool with traditional technical tools for greater returns.
  27. What Is the Quantity Theory of Money?

    Take a look at the tenets, assumptions and challenges of monetarism's principal theory.
  28. How To Assess A Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)

    Find out why funds from operations is a superior measure of REIT performance.
  29. Top 5 All-Time Best Mutual Fund Managers

    The best managers produced long-term, market-beating returns and helped investors build big nest eggs. Find out who made ...
  30. How Corporate Events Affect Stock- And Bondholders

    Investors tend to buy either stocks or bonds, but rarely choose between the two. Find out when you'll benefit from one over ...
  31. The SEC Is Watching: New Reporting Standards

    The SEC recently proposed new rules for large traders. Does this tracking protect investors and the market, or is the SEC ...
  32. Master Futures Trading With Trend-Following Indicators

    The futures market is a lot less scary when these indicators are used to establish current trends.
  33. How Much Is The Government Making Off You?

    More than 65% of income-tax-paying Americans got a tax refund in 2009. It may have been good for taxpayers, but it was even ...
  34. Investing In Brazil 101

    Brazil is well positioned for future growth, and luckily for investors, it also has a very liberal investing climate.
  35. 6 Investment Styles: Which Fits You?

    How you invest is just as important as what you buy. Find out which style is right for you, and how to follow it.
  36. Water Cooler Finance: Everything Old Is News Again

    The past week's news reads like a case of déjà-vu as age-old stories resurfaced for another round in the headlines.
  37. Investing In Foreclosures Not A Get-Rich-Quick Venture

    Investing in this kind of real estate takes capital, time and careful planning.
  38. Top 4 Strategies For Managing A Bond Portfolio

    Find out how these strategies work and how you can put them to work for you.
  39. National Debt: Who Pays?

    There's a huge national debt being left behind for future generations, but what have past administrations done to lessen ...
  40. Using Feedback To Improve Your Trading

    Positive and negative trading experiences can affect the way you trade. Find out how.
  41. Timeless Ways To Protect Yourself From Inflation

    Inflation is a natural part of modern life - but there are some ways to cover your assets.
  42. 5 Reasons Young Investors Should Trade Options

    Options get a bad rap. Find out why these financial instruments are ideal for young investors.
  43. 8 Signs Of A Real Estate Rebound

    Wondering when prices will start to turn around in your area? We'll show you how to get in the know.
  44. 7 Signs Of A Charitable Disaster Scam

    Make sure you know where your donations are going, and where they can be most effective.
  45. Water Cooler Finance: Buffett's Bank Fraud And Financial Eruptions

    From fraud charges to volcanic eruptions, this week's news was anything but boring.
  46. Can You "Learn" The Stock Market?

    All of the knowledge in the world won't ensure the perfect trade every time - but is it possible to improve your odds in ...
  47. The Equity-Risk Premium: More Risk For Higher Returns

    Learn how the expected extra return on stocks is measured and why academic studies usually estimate a low premium.
  48. When Your Business Needs Money: Angel Investors

    If you have a promising business that needs a boost, you may be able to put your faith in these wealthy investors.
  49. 7 Cities With Great Real Estate Deals

    It's a buyer's market, but where are the best places to purchase your new home?
  50. SEC Issues Worthless Warnings On Fund Performance Ads

    Mealy-mouthed language may have opposite of intended effect.
  51. As Interest Rates Rise Inflation To Follow

    Fed's focus on unemployment blinding it to price pressures.
  52. Seasonal Trends In The Forex Market

    Uncover the predictable behaviors of some currencies throughout the calendar year.
  53. College Rejection Letter: Ticket To Success?

    If you got rejected from college, you're in good company, so did some of the most successful people in the world.
  54. Is The Stock Market Overvalued?

    Stocks are soaring despite high unemployment, foreclosures and relatively low consumer spending. Can it last?
  55. Lipstick And The Stock Market: Connection?

    We test the theory that lipstick sales thrive during an economic downturn.
  56. Forex: Keep An Eye On Momentum

    Using the simple MACD histogram could change how forex traders analyze currency pairs for good.
  57. Top Ways To Invest Your Tax Refund

    Investing your tax refund will give you the best possible return.
  58. The U.S. Dollar's Unofficial Status as World Currency

    Discover how and why the U.S. dollar emerged as official currency in many foreign countries.
  59. Discovering the Absolute-Breadth Index and the Ulcer Index

    It's time to acquaint yourself with these lesser-known yet effective technical indicators.
  60. An Introduction To The International Monetary Fund (IMF)

    Chances are you've heard of the IMF. But what does it do, and why is it so controversial?
  61. Is Your Investing Style Hot, Or Not?

    Don't let your portfolio construction fall out of fashion.
  62. The Obama Tax Hikes - What To Do

    Buy munis, book losses, avoid marriage, consider a Roth conversion now and get your Lasik eye surgery next year.
  63. Investing In Fads

    From high-flying to fading fast, fads can mean big money for nimble investors.
  64. Understanding The U.S. Tax Withholding System

    Understanding the origins of our tax withholding system is crucial to getting the most out of it.
  65. The Greatest Stock Picker Of All Time?

    Get to know some of the best stock pickers, their strategies and how they got their starts.
  66. The 5 Factors Of A "Good" Location

    “Location, location, location” is a common mantra in real estate. And it’s good advice – except for one thing: most people ...
  67. Experienced Investors: Older And Wiser, Or Just Older?

    Find out how these famous investors have fared as they've aged.
  68. Countries Sanctioned By The U.S. - And Why

    America's power to influence and impede trade and immigration goes far beyond the military's reach.
  69. Customize Your Trading With Flex Options

    These unique instruments take options trading to a whole new level.
  70. Fixer-Upper House: Is it Worth It?

    The "handyman special" that seems like a great deal can quickly become a money pit. Find out which repairs are most likely ...
  71. Understanding Forex Risk Management

    There's risk in every trade you take, but as long as you can measure risk, you can manage it.
  72. How U.S. Policy Affects Other Countries' Tax Rates

    U.S. tax policies don't just affect our own economy - many times, the entire world is influenced.
  73. Bond Funds Boost Income, Reduce Risk

    These funds can provide stable returns for those who depend on their investment income.
  74. Published Mutual Fund Returns Not Always What They Appear

    Survivorship bias erases substandard performers, distorting overall mutual fund returns.
  75. Hatch A New Financial Plan

    With spring just around the corner, now is a great time for a financial makeover.
  76. Water Cooler Finance: Warren Buffett Buys A Lemonade Stand

    News of Warren Buffett's unsolicited takeover bid for Kayla Summers' lemonade stand, and other top financial news.
  77. Investors Need A Good WACC

    Weighted average cost of capital may be hard to calculate, but it's a solid way to measure investment quality.
  78. 5 Billionaires Who Live Below Their Means

    Imagine having millions or billions of dollars, but living like you do right now.
  79. 6 Weird Futures You Can Trade

    From trading based on weather to the next Hollywood blockbuster, these new derivatives show the investing world's innovation. ...
  80. Bond Spreads: A Leading Indicator For Forex

    Here we examine some telling patterns in the relation between countries' interest rates and their currency pairs.
  81. Wall Street History: A Random Walk, Nixon's Taxes and The Marlboro Man

    From Nixon's tax bill to Marlboro Friday, we'll look at what happened this week in financial history.
  82. Investing In Emerging Market Debt

    This asset class has left much of its unstable past behind. Find out how to invest in it.
  83. How To Profit From Investment "Losers"

    Diversification and rebalancing are keys to long-term returns.
  84. How's Your Mutual Fund Really Doing?

    Determine how fund managers are doing by sizing them up against their peers.
  85. The Biggest Real Estate Mistakes To Avoid This Year

    The real estate market has changed dramatically in the last few years - don't get caught in the cold.
  86. Simple Vs. Exponential Moving Averages

    These technical indicators help investors to visualize trends by smoothing out price movements.
  87. Corporate Futures: Big Names, Big Risk

    We don't often think of Disney and derivatives, but it is one of many companies that use derivatives to hedge risks.
  88. Water Cooler Finance: Zombies File Taxes, Dead Bills Rise Again

    It seems that Halloween has come early to the world of finance. We take a look at what's making news this week.
  89. Look At Me! I Beat The S&P!

    How investment advisors use the wrong benchmarks to make poor performance look good.
  90. A Guide To Investing In Consumer Staples

    These companies may not be flashy but they offer investors structure and diversification.
  91. Twin Deficits: Twice The Fun For The U.S

    The U.S. has been running both fiscal and current account deficits for years, but what does it all add up to?
  92. Is There A Right Way To Invest In Gold?

    Purists like physical bullion, but most investors prefer ETFs.
  93. Why Country Funds Are So Risky

    High returns come at a price, but country funds may still be a good bet.
  94. Tankan Survey Provides Clues To Japanese Economy

    This quarterly survey is crucial for assessing Japan's economic health.
  95. Why U.S. Investors Should Care About "PIGS"

    The finances of Portugal, Ireland, Greece and Spain have been in the spotlight lately. Find out how this affects the U.S. ...
  96. Jobs That Are Growing - Despite The Recession

    If your career was derailed recently, you're not alone - but these jobs are on the rise.
  97. 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.
  98. The Economics Of Natural Disasters

    Even natural disasters that take place thousands of miles away can shake up your portfolio here at home.
  99. Sinful Investing: Is It For You?

    Sin stocks may seen outright undesirable to some, but these "naughty" industries bring stable returns - even in hard times. ...
  100. 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.
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