Investing Articles

  1. 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.
  2. Your Taxes: Where Do They Go?

    You know you're paying a big chunk of your income to taxes. But where is it going?
  3. Understanding BRIC Investments

    Brazil, Russia, India and China are becoming more popular for investing, but there is still plenty of risk among BRIC countries. ...
  4. Heavy-Handed Bank Regs To Hurt Middle Class

    Feds should focus on their own role in the financial crisis.
  5. Stock Analysts: Should You Listen?

    If you want to find out which analysts are worth following, you shouldn't take their word for it.
  6. Whom Should Corporations Please?

    Companies balance the interests of owners, customers and employees. Find out who comes out on top.
  7. Variety A Bitter Spice For Investors

    Faced with too many choices? Find out how to cut the confusion and create a palatable portfolio.
  8. Create Your Own Trading Strategies

    Do-it-yourself trading can be very rewarding - both psychologically and for your wallet.
  9. Public Pensions, Managers Falsify Investment Returns

    Fraud gives inflated view of many assets performances.
  10. The International Money Market

    Banks, corporations, traders and speculators all use the IMM to borrow, lend, trade, profit, finance, speculate and hedge ...
  11. International Aid To Haiti: The Large And Small

    We look at the aid that's been promised to Haiti and see which nations are most generous on a per-capita basis.
  12. Asset Allocation In A Bond Portfolio

    An investor's fixed-income portfolio can easily beat the average bond fund. Learn how and why!
  13. The Best Way To Borrow

    There are many avenues from which to drum up funding. Find out the pros and cons of each.
  14. Sell Your Rental Property For A Profit

    Being a landlord can be taxing, especially when you want to sell. Find out how to reduce your burden.
  15. What To Expect In 2010

    The economy has stabilized, but what's ahead for us in the new year?
  16. Options Trading: The Modidor Spread

    Use this modification of an iron condor to reduce risk and increase your chance at profiting on the trade.
  17. Structured Notes: Buyer Beware!

    At first glance, this product looks like the answer to investors' prayers. In reality, it's just too good to be true.
  18. 2010: The Year To Change Your Money Manager?

    After the beating the market took in 2008 and the recovery in 2009, now is the time to do a portfolio check-up.
  19. Core Earnings Strip Away "Creative" Accounting

    This metric is an attempt to counteract creative accounting, but it poses its own set of challenges.
  20. Schaff Trend: A Faster And More Accurate Indicator

    The Schaff Trend Cycle Indicator is forward-looking and generates signals much faster than old indicators like the MACD. ...
  21. The Best 401(k) Moves Right Now

    Whether you've been out or in the market lately, the health of your 401(k) is vital.
  22. Sizing A Futures Trade Using Average True Range

    Futures trading is risky business, so it's crucial that traders' positions match the level of risk they are willing to bear. ...
  23. The 2010 Real Estate Outlook

    The real estate market is still struggling, but that doesn't leave everyone out in the cold.
  24. Earnings Power Drives Stocks

    Internal return on investment helps determine a stock's ability to propel shareholder returns.
  25. Surprising Earnings Results

    Consensus estimates can send stocks spiraling - but are they representing reality?
  26. 8 Signs Your Neighborhood Is On The Upswing

    If you were hard-hit by the real estate crash, you may be wondering when things will get better for you. We show you how ...
  27. Extreme Socially Responsible Investing

    Make your money work for you without putting it into ventures that don't support your values.
  28. Mutual Funds Are Awesome - Except When They're Not

    This investment is very popular, but that doesn't mean it comes without risk.
  29. Modern Portfolio Theory: Why It's Still Hip

    See why investors today still follow this old set of principles that reduce risk and increase returns through diversification. ...
  30. Is Your Forex Broker A Scam?

    While the forex market is slowly becoming more regulated, there are many unscrupulous brokers who should not be in business. ...
  31. Freebies From Your Health Insurance Company

    Whether your goal is to lose weight, quit smoking or just take overall better care of yourself you may have a surprising ...
  32. Warren Buffett's Frugal, So Why Aren't You?

    The Oracle of Omaha has a net worth in the billions, but his lifestyle is not as rich as you may think.
  33. Forces That Move Stock Prices

    You can't predict exactly how stocks will behave, but knowing what affects prices will put you ahead of the pack.
  34. Carbon Trading: Action Or Distraction?

    These credits claim to allow buyers to reduce their carbon footprints. Find out how.
  35. The Future Of Green Technology Investing

    Other endeavors may be experiencing a credit crunch, but investing in energy conservation, sustainable energy and resource ...
  36. Will A Systematic Withdrawal Plan Work For You?

    Check out the particulars of an SWP to see if it's the right choice for your retirement.
  37. Making Sense Of Market Anomalies

    Stocks sometimes thwart the efficient market theory by showing some very unusual patterns.
  38. Long-Term Investing With Equity Index CDs

    Equity Index CDs are perfect for investors who don't mind hanging in for the long term.
  39. 2009's Biggest Financial Scandals

    At the heart of every financial scandal is a loss of trust. Find out which major scandals deflated the public's trust in ...
  40. Your Dividend Payout: Can You Count On It?

    We go over several telling factors that can help you answer this question and avoid losses.
  41. Keep It Simple - Trade With The Trend

    Often, the simple solution is the best one. Find out how easy it can be to trade with the trend.
  42. Trade Simple, Trade Smart

    Simplicity can be a trader's best friend. Here is a simple day trading strategy which takes advantage of a stock's dynamics. ...
  43. Investors Misfire With Target-Date Funds

    Using all-in-one funds as one of many can lead to a skewed asset allocation.
  44. Should The U.S. Switch To A Flat Tax?

    Some countries have begun charging a flat tax rate instead of the gradual tax system of the Western world.
  45. 2009's Top-Performing Hedge Funds

    We take a look at these investment vehicles that usually make news for blowing up rather than performance.
  46. Common Bond-Buying Mistakes

    Avoid these errors made daily in bond portfolios everywhere.
  47. 10 Great Investment Books For The Holidays

    Looking for the perfect gift? Here's a list of informative reads you'll want to share with others this season.
  48. Fight Back Against Inflation

    Inflation is often a consequence of economic recovery. Here's how you can protect your financial portfolio.
  49. Worst Financial Decisions Of 2009

    Given the information they had at the time, these were the worst financial decisions of the year.
  50. The U.S. Dollar And The Yen: An Interesting Partnership

    In order to make the USD/JPY relationship more understandable, we must look at the yen in terms of treasury bonds.
  51. Time For A Money Manager Check-Up

    Just because the portfolio isn't plummeting to the bottom anymore doesn't mean money managers are doing a good job. You need ...
  52. Don't Be Fooled By SPINdex Funds

    Active managers now spin their products as index funds and ETFs.
  53. 3 Simple Steps To Building Wealth

    Getting richer is easier if you take it one step at a time.
  54. Getting An Investment Bank Job During A Recession

    Even in a recession, investment banks are seeking new talent. Learn what will set you apart from the crowd!
  55. Find The Perfect Job With A Career Club

    Career clubs can help you get back on your feet, whether you lost a job or just need a change.
  56. Santa's Naughty List 2009

    These Wall Streeters and a Canadian firm are definitely on the naughty list this year.
  57. All About EVA

    Looking for a formula to determine whether a company is creating wealth? Time to learn all about economic value added.
  58. Interest Rates And Your Bond Investments

    By understanding the factors that influence interest rates, you can learn to anticipate their movement and profit from it. ...
  59. Mergers & Acquisitions: An Avenue For Profitable Trades

    When major corporate transactions have a big impact on the currency markets, you can benefit.
  60. 5 Ways To Spot The Next Stock Bubble - And Avoid It

    Playing a market bubble could pay off, but it carries a lot of risk. Avoiding it could be the way to stay profitable.
  61. Benefit From A Winning Investment Club

    Joining an investment club isn't a get-rich-quick scheme, but it can help you learn the ropes or sharpen your investing skills. ...
  62. 5 "New" Rules For Safe Investing

    Did the credit crisis leave a new landscape for investors? Maybe, but it's not as unfamiliar as you may have imagined.
  63. Global Bailout: Did The U.K. Do Enough?

    The stimulus packages through the recession varied from country to country. Only time will tell who weathered the storm best. ...
  64. 10 Great Finance Books Of 2009

    Surprisingly, not all of these books are about the recession. But they are all worth the read.
  65. No Longer Nomads: The History Of Real Estate

    From caves to condos, we look at how homo sapiens hunted for a home.
  66. Staying Home Vs. Daycare: A Financial Conundrum

    Most moms and dads make this tough decision based on emotion, but there are quite a few financial consequences to each choice, ...
  67. Did You Miss The Gold Rush?

    Even if you missed out on gold, there are other shiny ways to play precious metals.
  68. Kairi Relative Index: The Forgotten Oscillator

    Though an older indicator, Kairi can still be a valuable tool for experienced investors.
  69. Financial Institutions: Stretched Too Thin?

    Find out how to evaluate a firm's loan portfolio to determine its financial health.
  70. 10 Important Year-End Tax Tips

    These tips will reduce your anxiety and can lower your 2009 tax bill.
  71. How Risky Is Your Portfolio?

    Find out how you could be subject to larger losses than you think.
  72. Direct Access Trading Systems

    DATs can dramatically speed up order execution - find out how this system gives novice traders an edge.
  73. Bailout Acronyms 101

    The subprime meltdown gave rise to a mouthful of financial acronyms. Learn how to sort through this alphabet soup.
  74. Get Tough On Management Puff

    Company managers are often skilled at fooling investors. Be critical and don't believe the hype.
  75. Failed Takeovers During The Recession

    Takeover attempts were popular in late 2008 to 2009, but some deals just didn't make it.
  76. ETFs: Losing At Leverage

    Leveraged ETFs have been mass marketed, but there are far safer ways to invest.
  77. Find Profits By Hedging Iron Condors

    Hedging iron condors with put calendars can help control losses, and can even make an investor more profitable.
  78. Using Mutual Funds To Profit From Market Dips

    Stop hoping for the indexes to go up and start investing in the reverse.
  79. Understanding Japanese Keiretsu

    The structure of major companies in Japan is steeped in tradition and relationships.
  80. The New Generation Of Charitable Gifts

    Stuck for a gift idea? These gifts give to more than your recipient.
  81. Things To Know About The Home Modification Plan

    This program allows FHA borrowers to reduce monthly mortgage payments through negotiation with lenders.
  82. Why Gold Matters

    Gold is a very useful investment during periods of instability and high inflation.
  83. Dubai May Be Least Of World's Debt Problems

    Sovereign borrowers, including the U.S., face reckoning.
  84. Profiting In A Post-Recession Economy

    When the dust from a recession settles, there are often many opportunities for portfolio growth - both locally and internationally. ...
  85. Protect Yourself From A Falling U.S. Dollar

    The U.S. dollar falling affects everyone. Make sure your portfolio is protected against it.
  86. Annuities: The Last Of The Safe Investments?

    Fixed annuities are a safe bet for any investor - even in today's volatile market.
  87. 6 New Year's Resolutions For The Financial System

    The repair of the financial system will not come quickly, but these New Year's resolutions are a great place to start.
  88. Momentum Indicates Stock Price Strength

    Momentum can be used with other tools to be an effective buy/sell indicator.
  89. 6 Economic Gifts I Want For Christmas

    Here are six things that will lead to everyone getting their wish this year, and for many years to come.
  90. The Truth About Naked Short Selling

    The media demonizes naked short selling, but in most cases it occurs in a collapse, rather than causing it.
  91. Earnings Sustainability: The Key To Your Investing Future

    Learn how to analyze earnings sustainability - an important part of making sound investments.
  92. Make Sharp Trades Using Andrew's Pitchfork

    This technical indicator is underused in the currency markets, but it can help you isolate profitable opportunities.
  93. The Federal Reserve: Too Powerful?

    The Federal Reserve needs its power in order to make the tough decisions that politicians can't.
  94. 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.
  95. Home-Equity Loans: The Costs

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

    Not concerned about being an ethical investor? Maybe "sinful stocks" have a place in your portfolio.
  97. 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.
  98. Spice Up Your Portfolio With International Bonds

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

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

    This measure has a bad rap, but it's still a valuable tool when used appropriately.
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