Investing Articles

  1. How To Master Online Auctions For Fast Cash

    Online selling is just as easy as in-person selling and can yield five to 10 times the profit.
  2. 10 Careers With Great Job Prospects

    The unemployment rate may be high, but that doesn't mean you need to sit on the sidelines. Find out which fields have the most potential.
  3. Write Covered Calls To Increase Your IRA Income

    Covered calls may require more attention than bonds or mutual funds, but the payoffs can be worth the trouble.
  4. Pharma Patent Trolls: Cheap Drugs At A Steep Price

    Though patent trolls can help patients achieve cheaper medication in the short-term, everyone pays for it in the long term.
  5. Goldman Sachs: Unusual Earnings For An Unusual Company

    Goldman Sachs alumni have an unprecedented history of seamlessly moving from private to public service. Here's a short list of a few notable examples.
  6. 5 Things Every Real Estate Pro Knows

    Find out how to stop chasing the market and start leading it.
  7. "Helicopter Ben" Bernanke: Flying High Or Headed For A Tailspin?

    Bernanke's first four-year term will come to an end in early 2010. Will it be his last?
  8. How To Avoid Falling Prey To The Next Madoff Scam

    Due diligence does work, but the loose reporting standards for hedge funds make extra care and attention necessary.
  9. The Real Cost Of Drinking Coffee

    How much is your morning jolt hurting your wallet? More than half of Americans drink coffee every day, and the costs add up.
  10. Top 6 U.S. Government Financial Bailouts

    U.S. bailouts date all the way back to 1792. Learn how the biggest ones affected the economy.
  11. Warren Buffett's Bear Market Maneuvers

    This esteemed investor rarely changes his long-term investing strategy, no matter what the market does.
  12. Real Estate Vs. Stocks: Which One's Right For You?

    There are ups and downs for both real estate and stock investments, so before diving in, know the differences between the two.
  13. On This Day In Finance: July 10 - Adolphus Busch Is Born

    On this day in 1839, German-born American brewer Adolphus Busch was born
  14. Top 4 Things That Determine A Home's Value

    Your house depreciates over time, while the land beneath it is likely to do the opposite.
  15. On This Day In Finance: July 9 - New York Airways Launches First Helicopter Service

    New York Airway launches the first passenger helicopter air service in New York City.
  16. On This Day In Finance: July 8 - John D. Rockefeller Is Born

    On this day in history, American industrialist John D. Rockefeller was born.
  17. Technical Top-Down Investing: Analyzing The Market

    The top-down investment strategy depends on economy and market strength. Find out what you should know before jumping in.
  18. Silver Thursday: How Two Wealthy Traders Cornered The Market

    Find out how the largest speculative attempt to corner the market went awry.
  19. The Great Inflation Of The 1970s

    Political moves meant prevent unemployment served to do the opposite, creating one of the worst fiscal disasters of the century.
  20. 5 Tales Of Out-Of-Control Inflation

    Hyperinflation can make a $1,000 bill look like chump change.
  21. On This Day In Finance: July 7, 2003 - WorldCom Pays $750 Million

    WorldCom is ordered to pay fines in a civil case, as a result of fudging the numbers.
  22. So You Wanna Be A Millionaire: How Long Will It Take?

    There are many ways to hit the million-dollar mark, but the faster you try to get there, the harder it becomes.
  23. 4 Tips For Buying Stocks In A Recession

    Bear markets can terrify even seasoned investors. Learn how to invest safely.
  24. Investing In The Recovery With Build America Bonds

    Build America Bonds give state and local municipalities a bigger market to fund projects - and they're a solid investment, too.
  25. What Would Full Disclosure Mean For The Market?

    In the wake accounting scandals, more people are calling for full disclosure. But what would that even help?
  26. On This Day In Finance: July 3 - Dow Jones Publishes Its First Stock Average

    On July, 3, 1884, Dow Jones & Company published its first stock market index.
  27. Government Investment Program Misses The Mark

    The U.S. government is trying everything to ease the economic crisis. Is the Public-Private Investment Program the answer?
  28. Assessing Bank Assets: Are Your Savings Safe?

    Learn how to determine if your assets are safe or if your bank has spread itself too thin.
  29. What Does It Mean To Be Green?

    Green investing is the new buzz word for companies and investors. Find out what it means.
  30. Iron Condors: Wing It To Maximum Profit

    Understanding the right way to execute an iron condor can increase potential returns and limit risk.
  31. Notorious White Collar Criminals: Where Are They Now?

    While Madoff's victims hope he dies in jail, other notorious fraudsters still have future careers ahead of them.
  32. On This Day In Finance: July 2 - Asian Financial Crisis

    in 1997, the Asian financial crisis gains traction as the Thai baht begins to float.
  33. Baseball's Best Ticket Bargains

    Don't just watch baseball for cheap - watch the best teams for the best price.
  34. How U.S. Firms Benefit When The Dollar Falls

    When the greenback is weak, smart investors will invest in multinational companies to benefit.
  35. Is The Treasury Market Forming A Bubble?

    Panic in the economy led to investors buying short-term Treasuries despite negative yields. Reacting to short-term events is not the way to go.
  36. 6 Summer Getaways That Won't Break The Bank

    If flying to an exotic locale isn't in the cards this year, check out these cheaper vacation alternatives.
  37. On This Day In Finance: June 30 - The End Of The Reconstruction Finance Corporation

    On this day in 1957, the RFC officially closed its doors.
  38. On This Day In Finance: June 29 - Apple iPhone

    The iPhone becomes a reality.
  39. Say "I Do" To A Recession Wedding

    Everyone has felt the pinch in these tough economic times, but your wedding can still be everything you want without breaking the bank.
  40. Short Sales And Foreclosures: When It's Time To Move On

    Sometimes it's better to cut your losses, but foreclosures and short selling can have devastating impacts on your credit score.
  41. Crime Vs Time: Madoff Faces Off Against Fellow Fraudsters

    Madoff received the maximum allowable time for his sentence - much more than any white-collar criminal before him.
  42. Biggest Political Missteps Of The Recovery

    The U.S. is trying to stabilize the economy, but when politics and economics collide, the result is not always favorable.
  43. On This Day In Finance: June 26 - Federal Credit Union Act Signed

    On June 26, 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law The Federal Credit Union Act
  44. Myth Of The Week: Millionaires Don't Have To Worry About Money

    Michael Jackson carried an air of aristocracy even among the most elite celebrities, but although he lived like a king, he died in debt.
  45. Is The American Banking System A Ponzi Scheme In Disguise?

    Banks' shrinking reserves and careless handling of customers' money are tarnishing the system's once-sterling reputation.
  46. Credit Default Swaps: What Happens In A Credit Event?

    The credit crisis of 2008 prompted important changes to the settlement of credit default swaps.
  47. On This Day In Finance: June 25 - Microsoft Inc. Is Born

    Microsoft reorganizes into a privately-held corporation, renaming itself Microsoft Inc.
  48. The Ins And Outs Of Corporate Eurobonds

    Corporate eurobonds simplify expansion for MNCs, though there are a few more hoops to jump through.
  49. Financial "News": When Opinion Becomes Fact

    News agencies and financial journalists aren't actually analysts, so don't believe everything you read.
  50. On This Day In Finance: June 24 - Fraud, Fraud And (You Guessed It) More Fraud

    Fraud is nothing new, and (based on the numbers) some people are getting much better at it. That is, until they get caught.
  51. Spotting Trend Reversals With MACD

    Knowing when trends are about to reverse is tricky business, but the MACD can help.
  52. Accretion / Dilution Analysis: A Merger Mystery

    This analysis tool is an effective way to value mergers and acquisitions. The deal's on the table, but should you sign the papers?
  53. 4 Reasons Why Savers Fare Better Than Spenders

    A recent HSBC study suggests that savers had an easier time weathering the recent financial storm.
  54. Will Obama Proposal Put Risk Into The Money Market?

    U.S. initiatives to help out the economy are the hot topic these days. Obama's floating NAV proposal has its drawbacks though.
  55. On This Day In Finance: June 23 – SEC Attempt To Regulate Hedge Funds Fails

    A federal appeals court ruled the SEC did not have the authority to impose regulations on hedge funds.
  56. From Nest Egg To Omelet: How Common Wisdom Failed Investors

    Don't put all your eggs in one basket" is still a sound piece of investment advice - if you understand what it means.
  57. Your Retirement Saviour: Entertainment

    Put down those brokerage statements and pick up a Nintendo Wii handset.
  58. On This Day In Finance: June 22 - Virgin Atlantic Takes Off

    On June 22, 1984, Virgin Atlantic Airways launches its inaugural flight from London to Newark.
  59. Top 10 Green Industries

    Put a little green in your wallet by investing in these growing areas.
  60. Turnover Ratios Weak Indicator Of Fund Quality

    This indicator is not as important as some investors might think.
  61. Obama's New Deal

    On June 17, President Obama outlined a new proposal to make sweeping changes to the regulation of the financial
  62. Industries That Thrive On Recession

    Find out where to turn when looking to invest in a tumultuous market.
  63. Healthcare Funds: Give Your Portfolio A Booster Shot

    Find out how healthcare investments can become the strongest asset in your portfolio.
  64. Madoff No "Mystery Man" To The SEC

    The SEC had been informed of Madoff's schemes well before he was arrested, so why wasn't he stopped?
  65. On This Day In Finance: June 18 - Trade Issues Trigger Declaration of War

    Britain's intereference in U.S. trade and shipping triggers a declaration of war.
  66. The Government And Risk: A Love-Hate Relationship

    Though the U.S. government can help its citizens by subsidizing risky loans, the costs always come back to the taxpayers.
  67. The Giants Of Finance: Andrew Carnegie

    Though not as well-remembered as some of his contemporaries, Andrew Carnegie's legacy is strong and moralistic.
  68. 6 Millionaire Traits That You Can Adopt

    The most successful people have more in common than just money. Find out what you can learn.
  69. Employee Benefits: How To Know What To Choose

    Starting a new job is stressful but you don't need to sweat about setting up a benefits package.
  70. On This Day In Finance: June 16 - 76th Anniversary Of The FDIC

    The Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 would reform the banking indusry, and attempt to protect the average investor.
  71. SEC Seeks To (Ad)Dress Naked Shorts

    Though naked short selling is illegal, it's barely enforced, but that might be changing.
  72. Is The Supreme Court Ruining Your Retirement?

    Your actions may make the difference between a cushy retirement and taking a part-time job when you're 70.
  73. Nasty Shareholder Activist Battles And Why They Happened

    Shareholder activists can have a big impact on a company's operations. These battles turned ugly as management lost control.
  74. Biggest Millionaire Flops

    The next time portfolio losses have you down, just be glad that you can blame some of your woes on the market, rather than your own poor judgment.
  75. Is Your Bank On Its Way Down?

    Find out how the Tier 1 capital ratio can be used to tell if your bank is going under.
  76. Reverse Mortgages: Why They're Really Too Good To Be True

    Americans are increasingly turning home equity to cash - but this transaction is not as simple as it sounds.
  77. On This Day In Finance: June 12 - The Great Hiccup Of 1928

    The NYSE experiences one of the sharpest sell-offs in history
  78. Top Tips For Earning A Celebrity Paycheck

    Despite the recession, these celebrities are still raking in the cash. Learn from them and you might see your income on the rise.
  79. Short Selling: Making The Ban

    Short selling has been around as long as the stock market, and it hasn't always been looked on favorably.
  80. Stimulus Spending: When It Fails And Why

    The downgrade in debt rating might be a good way to keep countries' spending in check.
  81. On This Day In Finance: June 11 - CFA Day

    On this day in 1947, the association of investment professionals was formed.
  82. The Basics Of The Long Ratio Backspread

    This option trading strategy allows for unlimited profit potential in a given direction while still providing security.
  83. Your Personality Is Your Investment Strategy

    It's hard to keep your emotions in check while you play the stock market, but it will help you make better decisions in the long run.
  84. Is Biofuel A Bad Idea?

    Though it may be a renewable resource, there are some downsides to ethanol.
  85. Americans And Big Rigs: Can This Toxic Relationship Continue?

    Even with government incentives for hybrid drivers, trucks and larger vehicles are still big-sellers.
  86. How Dividends Work For Investors

    Find out how a company can put its profits directly into your hands.
  87. 7 Hot American Brands Riding The Recession

    The economy may be down, but these American brands are going up. Find out which companies are still going strong.
  88. America's Best Bank Deals

    Smaller banks could mean big profits for the average investor.
  89. Forget Green Stocks, "Green" Will Do

    More and more companies are "going green", but that term, in itself, can be subjective.
  90. On This Day In Finance: June 8 - New Deal Again

    Troubled economic times, loss of trust in financial institutions, high unemployment, and the need to stimulate the economy, sound familiar?
  91. The Best Offense

    A good defense can save a portfolio from certain disaster.
  92. Free Markets: What's The Cost?

    Some argue that when the free market fails to protect consumers, government regulation is required.
  93. Distressed Debt An Avenue To Profit In Corporate Bankruptcy

    Use debt securities to attack bankrupt companies and scavenge them for profits.
  94. How To Feel Satisfied With Your Economic Situation

    By making these small changes in your life, you can feel better about your financial situation no matter what the economy does.
  95. What's In Store For GM Stockholders?

    On Tuesday, GM's stock symbol changed to GMGMQ. What can shareholders expect from this bankrupt company?
  96. Don't Lose Your Shirt On Mutual Fund Sales

    Mutual funds aren't guaranteed profit-makers, but with the right calculations and timing, you can avoid major losses.
  97. Can You Trust Your Bank?

    With the large amount of banks closing their doors, can you trust the institution that has your money?
  98. Vacation Home Or Income-Producing Investment?

    There is an alternative to letting your cottage sit empty all year, but turning a profit won't be easy.
  99. Parched For Profits? Try Beverage Stocks

    For diversification and profit potential, add a different kind of "liquidity" to your portfolio.
  100. Will California Go Bust?

    California is in deep financial trouble with a state debt in the billions. Will someone bail them out or are they going bust?
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