Investing Articles

  1. Becoming A Landlord: More Trouble Than It's Worth?

    On the surface, being a landlord seems likes like a surefire bet, but it's usually more headache than it's worth.
  2. Bankruptcy Filing Changes That Could Affect You

    When the economy is down, more people file for bankruptcy. Make sure you know about the changes that have been made to this process.
  3. Economic Moats: A Successful Company's Best Defense

    Find out why some companies thrive while others flounder.
  4. Free Market Maven: Milton Friedman

    As proponent of free market capitalism, this economist changed the way the world's economies operate.
  5. Elliott Wave Theory

    Acquaint yourself with the principle built on the discovery that stock markets did not behave in a chaotic manner.
  6. Market Cycles: The Key To Maximum Returns

    You need to understand the various phases of the market cycle to avoid bubbles and make the best investments.
  7. Variable Annuities: The Do-It-Yourself Pension Plan

    Variable annuities can cost more than mutual funds, but that might be worth the protection they can add to your retirement.
  8. Costless Collars: Because Asset Allocation Is Not Enough

    Collars are extremely flexible, and can be much more beneficial to your portfolio than asset allocation.
  9. Mergers: The Sign Of Economic Recovery?

    Recent mergers by big players show economic optimism.
  10. Stable Value Funds: Risk Less And Earn More

    Stable value funds can provide higher yields and lower risk.
  11. Don't Go Broke Buying Bankrupt Stocks

    Don't be tricked by bankrupt companies' low stock prices; they're low for a reason.
  12. Is Your Broker Acting In Your Best Interest?

    Learn the clues you'll need to determine whether you've chosen a reputable professional.
  13. Company Survival: Cash Conversion Cycle Is Key

    Find out how to use this figure to analyze a firm's financial condition.
  14. Is Your Broker Ripping You Off?

    We show you how to resolve a problem without getting the lawyers involved.
  15. Uncover The Next Real Estate Hot Spot

    Real estate land speculation is a way to get in on a hot investment before a boom hits.
  16. Why Financial Advisors Disagree

    Financial advisors sometimes offer conflicting opinions that can be confusing for many investors.
  17. 4 Ways To Pinch Pennies In A Tough Recession

    The recession has hit everyone hard, but here are some tips to keep your wallet a little bit fuller.
  18. Will Credit Ratings Agencies Ever Be Trusted Again?

    Criteria used to rate companies is suspect - and even moreso during drastic times.
  19. Look Smart: Financial Calculations You Can Do In Your Head

    Ditch your financial calculator and use these handy tips for estimating complex financial calculations on the fly.
  20. Data Mining For Investors

    Being an informed investor is extremely important, but where and how do you get the data for your research?
  21. Too Good To Be True: The Fall Of IndyMac

    Everything seemed to be going right for the bank giant, but it fell just as quickly as it had once risen.
  22. Do "Widow And Orphan" Stocks Still Exist?

    Is there such a thing as a safe stock providing high dividend income? It may be time to redefine the terms "widows" and "orphans."
  23. Financial Crisis Report Card: One Year Later

    As we approach the one year anniversary of the generation's scariest financial crisis, it's worth taking stock of where we are now.
  24. Bringing Your Portfolio Back To Even

    Investors should avoid their old investing strategies if they ever want to even out their losses.
  25. Avoid Capital Gains Tax On Your Home Sale

    If you have property to sell and want to avoid capital gains tax, a Section 1031 exchange may be the answer.
  26. An Introduction To Oscillators

    Find out how this indicator may help improve the average investor's entry and exit points.
  27. Taking Stock Of Discounted Cash Flow

    Learn how and why investors are using cash flow-based analysis to make judgments about company performance.
  28. If America Was A Person

    So much has changed in such a short period of time the question is what, or who, exactly, is America today?
  29. Socially Responsible Mutual Funds

    It is possible to avoid unethical investments and still profit from mutual funds. Find out how!
  30. 401(k): An Accidental Solution To The Retirement Problem

    The 401(k) is often a poor substitute for the defined-benefit plans it replaced, but there are steps you can take to make yours better.
  31. Current Account Deficits: Government Investment Or Irresponsibility?

    Deficit can be a sign of trouble for some countries, and of health for others. Find out what it means when more funds are exiting than entering a nation.
  32. That's A (Mutual Fund) Wrap!

    These advisory programs offer professional supervision and other handy tools for building a diversified portfolio.
  33. Rules For Post-Recession Investing

    Market volatility causes investors to lose confidence, yet history shows that market exposure is the path to returns.
  34. Permanent Portfolio Locks In Long-Term Profits

    Harry Browne believes his "permanent portfolio" theory is the ideal long-term investing strategy.
  35. Forecast The FX Market With The COT Report

    Three empirical findings on futures data can help currency traders determine buy and sell points.
  36. Pick The Winners At The Mutual Fund Track!

    For both mutual funds and racehorses, there's no surefire way to pick a winner.
  37. What Is A Registered Investment Advisor?

    Hoping for a career in the financial services industry? Working for an RIA may fit the bill.
  38. 5 Secular Trends Investors Must Know

    Investors can count on secular trends to be just as important today as in the future. Check out some industries for the long-term.
  39. Infamous Insider Traders

    Check out these bizarre insider trading cases that helped define the SEC's laws against it.
  40. Your Mutual Fund: It's Riskier Than You Think

    Fund managers often take on more risk than they should, putting business ahead of fund holders' interests.
  41. Cyclical Versus Non-Cyclical Stocks

    Investing during an economic downturn simply means changing your focus. Discover the benefits of defensive stocks.
  42. The New World Of Emerging Market Currencies

    Take advantage of foreign currency markets without stepping out of your house.
  43. Cash Flow On Steroids: Why Companies Cheat

    Pressure to be the best can sometimes push corporations to cheat. Learn how they do it and how to spot it.
  44. Playing Investment Defense

    Learn how to protect yourself from the potential risks that can impact a company's share price - and your investments.
  45. Recession 2009: By The Numbers

    During a recession there are a lot of numbers thrown around. Find out what those economic statistics really mean.
  46. Understanding The Mutual Fund Style Box

    Evaluate your investments with this simple tool.
  47. Activist Investors: A Good Or Bad Thing?

    When a large stakeholder is dissatisfied with a company's management, it may take matters into its own hands.
  48. Too Many Mutual Funds?

    Is there a magic number you should be aiming for? Find out here.
  49. 11 Mistakes Inexperienced Landlords Make

    Avoid these pitfalls if you considering purchasing a rental property.
  50. The Market's Primed For A Pullback

    Comparing stock and bond prices, it's clear that the market is ready for a major pullback.
  51. A Brief History Of The Mutual Fund

    This popular investment vehicle has seen its share of ups and downs, successes and scandals. Read all about it!
  52. The Bear On Bonds

    Bond investing is a stable and low-risk way to diversify a portfolio. However, knowing which types of bonds are right for you is not always easy.
  53. Build Your Portfolio With Infrastructure Investments

    Mutual funds devoted to keeping roads, structures and communities safe can make you money.
  54. Beware The Index Hugger

    These funds put the squeeze on your money. Don't pay for service you're not getting.
  55. Investing Basics: Flight To Quality

    At times of market stress, investors flee from risky assets to investments the safest ones available.
  56. Reduce Your Risk With ICAPM

    Avoid unnecesary risks involved in CAPM calculations by also incorporating ICAPM into the mix.
  57. The Rise Of The Hedged Mutual Fund

    Discover these growing funds, which were previously unavailable to the average investor.
  58. 5 Things To Avoid In A Bull Market

    Submission for August 28
  59. Buy Treasuries Directly From The Fed

    If you want government securities, go straight to the source. We'll show you how.
  60. Dangers Of A Double Dip Recession

    Though a double-dip recession is possible, if all bricks fall into place, it's not likely.
  61. Target Strategies Often Miss The Mark

    Before jumping into a tailor-made asset allocation plan, do the research - it will add years to your financial health.
  62. 5 Signs Of A Pending Bull Market

    Being able to accurately spot the beginning of a bull market can be one of the most lucrative skills around.
  63. The ABCs Of Mutual Fund Classes

    Do you understand how the various types of shares differ? We give you the pros and cons of each.
  64. A $50,000 House - But At What Cost?

    It sounds like a great deal for a house, but you may have to sacrifice some of the items on your wish list to get it.
  65. Using LEAPS In A Covered Call Write

    Discover how strategy can help reduce your downside risk.
  66. Bear Funds: A Bullish Stance On Bad Times

    Even if the market is in a decline your portfolio doesn't have to be.
  67. Your Mutual Fund May Be Cross-Dressing

    Are your mutual funds really hedge funds in disguise?
  68. Mutual Fund Tax Changes?

    What do the proposed tax changes to mutual funds mean for you?
  69. Litigation: Are Your Investments At Risk?

    Don't let company lawsuits hit you unprepared. Learn how to uncover how they might affect you.
  70. 3 Ways Immigration Helps And Hurts The Economy

    Immigration can be a touchy subject, but here's the economic point of view.
  71. Buy When There's Blood In The Streets

    Contrarian investors find value in the worst market conditions. Find out how they do it.
  72. Common Clues Of Financial Statement Manipulation

    Search for the "bloody" fingerprints in accounting crimes.
  73. Financial Forecasting: The Bayesian Method

    This method can help refine probability estimates using an intuitive process.
  74. 7 Expenses That Are Keeping You In Debt

    The average American family is nearly $11,000 in debt. Here are seven expenses that might be keeping you in the red.
  75. Random Reinforcement: Why Most Traders Fail

    This phenomenon can cause a trader to abandon a proven strategy or risk everything on chance. Find out how to avoid it.
  76. Banking Stress Tests: Would Yours Pass?

    In weaker economic times, banks may be tested by the government to see how safe they are.
  77. Taking A Look At Tax Havens

    These tax-free zones might sound appealing, but the consequences often aren't.
  78. The Leverage Cliff: Watch Your Step

    Understanding your risk tolerance level can save you a lot of grief and financial instability in the future.
  79. Planning For Job Loss

    Preparing for unemployment can be the best investment you make.
  80. Hedge Funds: Higher Returns Or Just High Fees?

    Discover the advantages and pitfalls of hedge funds and the questions to ask when choosing one.
  81. Extreme Investing: World's Riskiest Investments

    These investments may pose a greater risk, but for brave investors, they're worth the stress.
  82. Recession Dates: Romantic Vs. Repugnant

    You can save money on a date, but there's a right way and a wrong way to do it.
  83. Leveraged ETFs: Too Risky For Their Own Good?

    With regulatory oversight under fire, the smart money might place an inverse bet on the future of these products.
  84. Using Age-Based Funds In Your 401(k)

    If you prefer a "hands-off" approach to saving for retirement, target-date funds may be for you.
  85. Should Interest Rates Go Up?

    An increase in interest rates could prove that that the Fed really believes the U.S. economy is starting to grow.
  86. Top 6 Recession Investing Myths

    Find out the truth about recessions and how they impact your portfolio.
  87. Dollar-Cost Averaging Pays

    Get the most out of your mutual fund by using this simple but powerful strategy.
  88. 6 Reasons Nations Don't Go Green

    For countries, the economic costs outweigh the benefits of going green.
  89. 4 Ways To Weather An Economic Storm

    Keeping a cool head and sticking to a plan during an economic slump is vital to financial stability.
  90. A Brief History Of Credit Rating Agencies

    Credit rating agencies have a long history in this country. Learn about what they do and how were they developed.
  91. Optimal Position Size Reduces Risk

    Finding the right position size can minimize loss for a trader. Find out how.
  92. Losing The Amaranth Gamble

    Investors in this fund didn't see it coming. Would you?
  93. Corporate Kleptocracy At RJR Nabisco

    The excess of the '80s brought about reckless spending and indulgent management. This is a story of both.
  94. Hedge Funds Hunt For Upside, Regardless Of The Market

    Hedge funds seek positive absolute returns, and engage in aggressive strategies to make this happen.
  95. 5 ETF Classes To Know

    Exchange-traded funds have become very popular. Here's a simple breakdown of five classes you should know.
  96. Is The Recession Over?

    Has the jump in the stock market since March reached a peak or is this the beginning of a long climb?
  97. Real Estate Bargains: Location Is Everything

    For the U.S. median house price, you can live in a mansion or a closet, it all depends on location.
  98. What Is An Emerging Market Economy?

    Emerging markets provide new investment opportunities, but there are risks - both to residents and foreign investors.
  99. Top 5 Bull And Bear Arguments

    Are you a bull or a bear? Here are the top five arguments for each side.
  100. Why The Dow Matters

    Although the DJIA only includes 30 stocks, it can tell you a lot about the market as a whole.
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