Investing Articles

  1. 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.
  2. Healthcare Funds: Give Your Portfolio A Booster Shot

    Find out how healthcare investments can become the strongest asset in your portfolio.
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. 6 Millionaire Traits That You Can Adopt

    The most successful people have more in common than just money. Find out what you can learn.
  6. The Giants Of Finance: Andrew Carnegie

    Though not as well-remembered as some of his contemporaries, Andrew Carnegie's legacy is strong and moralistic.
  7. 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.
  8. SEC Seeks To (Ad)Dress Naked Shorts

    Though naked short selling is illegal, it's barely enforced, but that might be changing.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. On This Day In Finance: June 12 - The Great Hiccup Of 1928

    The NYSE experiences one of the sharpest sell-offs in history
  16. The Basics Of The Long Ratio Backspread

    This option trading strategy allows for unlimited profit potential in a given direction while still providing security.
  17. Stimulus Spending: When It Fails And Why

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

    On this day in 1947, the association of investment professionals was formed.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Is Biofuel A Bad Idea?

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

    Even with government incentives for hybrid drivers, trucks and larger vehicles are still big-sellers.
  24. 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.
  25. How Dividends Work For Investors

    Find out how a company can put its profits directly into your hands.
  26. 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?
  27. The Best Offense

    A good defense can save a portfolio from certain disaster.
  28. America's Best Bank Deals

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

    More and more companies are "going green", but that term, in itself, can be subjective.
  30. Free Markets: What's The Cost?

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

    Use debt securities to attack bankrupt companies and scavenge them for profits.
  32. 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.
  33. What's In Store For GM Stockholders?

    On Tuesday, GM's stock symbol changed to GMGMQ. What can shareholders expect from this bankrupt company?
  34. 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.
  35. Can You Trust Your Bank?

    With the large amount of banks closing their doors, can you trust the institution that has your money?
  36. 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.
  37. Parched For Profits? Try Beverage Stocks

    For diversification and profit potential, add a different kind of "liquidity" to your portfolio.
  38. 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?
  39. GM Lights The Torch For The Bankruptcy Olympics

    Instead of the world's best athletes, there will be a gathering of elite legal professionals for a contest of wills.
  40. Can Business Evolve In A Green World?

    Learn how global warming is starting to heat up America's corporate climate.
  41. Stocks For Less Than A Buck?

    These high-risk, in-and-out stocks offer plenty of potential loss.
  42. Top 10 Recession-Survival Side Jobs

    If you're scrambling to make ends meet, you might be surprised at the options available.
  43. On This Day In Finance: June 1 - Misery Index Hits All-Time High

    On this day in 1980 the misery index hit its highest point ever
  44. Playing It Safe In Foreign Stock Markets

    Find out some of the lower-risk ways to invest in foreign markets.
  45. 10 Books Every Investor Should Read

    Want advice from some of the most successful investors of all time? Check out our reading list.
  46. The Blame Game

    When the money stopped flowing, all fingers were pointing at Wall Street.
  47. Take Advantage Of Moves In The Dollar - Get Started With Forex!

    With the threat of currency devaluation due to government borrowing, the volatility in the value of currencies will continue. How can you take advantage of this?
  48. How Interest Rate Cuts Affect Consumers

    Traders rejoice when the Fed drops the rate, but is it good news for all? Find out here.
  49. On This Day In Finance: May 29 - The Truth In Lending Act

    One of the cornerstones of consumer credit protection signed into law.
  50. Socially Responsible Stocks: Do Good Deeds Punish Profits?

    Socially responsible investing doesn't mean accepting lower returns. Find out why squeaky-clean stocks shine as investments.
  51. Spreading The Word About Portfolio Margin

    An underused opportunity provided in an SEC rule can enhance returns and lower risk for spread traders.
  52. The Bright Side Of The Credit Crisis

    Find out how this tough economic period can be a learning experience for all.
  53. Does International Investing Really Offer Diversification?

    Historically, international investing has worked out well for investors, but this may no longer be the case.
  54. Would You Lend Money To Uncle Sam?

    Recently, the credit quality of the United States has come into question, leaving taxpayers holding the bag.
  55. On This Day In Finance: May 27 - The Securities Act of 1933

    Congress enacted the Securities Act of 1933 as part of the response to the 1929 stock market crash. It was the first step to ensuring the rights and safeties of investors in the United States.
  56. How’s Your Mood?

    Your mood, and the mood of each of the participants in the economy, has a huge impact on the market. See how consumer sentiment plays a huge role in the strength of the economy.
  57. Golden Stock Parachutes: Execs Cashing Out

    You’re riding out the storm on a stock that is now barely worth a buck because you have faith in the company in which your money is invested. However, someone else doesn’t: the executives in charge.
  58. Equity Valuation In Good Times And Bad

    Learn how to filter out the noise of the market place in order to find a solid way of determing a company's value.
  59. The 6 Worst Things You Could Do Now

    Are we mired in a long-term recession or will the “green shoots” of economic growth we’re seeing be the real thing? Without a crystal ball we can’t predict an official end date to the downturn but we can safely tell you the six worst things you could do in the meantime.
  60. A Stock Rebound Isn't A Magic Pill

    From the president to market pundits, everyone is trying to convince investors that all signs are green and it’s time to buy. Is it?
  61. Don't Be Misled By Investment Advertising

    Investment companies and brokers want to sell. Unfortunately, this can result in promotional material that is not entirely frank, or far worse, truly misleading.
  62. The Art Of Selling A Losing Position

    Knowing whether to sell or to hold is tough. And no rule fits all. Find out what to consider.
  63. Minimize Risk With The Long Collar

    Think your favorite stock is on the way down? This simple option-trading strategy can help you manage your risks without selling the stock.
  64. Getting To Know Hedge-Like Mutual Funds

    This type of alternative investment mutual fund gives investors the benefits of a hedge fund, without the need for high net worth. See if this strategy is right for you.
  65. Game Theory: Beyond The Basics

    Take your game theory knowledge to the next level by learning about simultaneous games and the Nash Equilibrium.
  66. A Career In Endowment Management

    The pay may not be as competitive as Wall Street, but the work environment, opportunity and knowing your helping out an educational facility makes this an attractive career.
  67. Rebalance Your Portfolio To Stay On Track

    Like a tune-up for a car, this re-alignment should minimize trouble down the road.
  68. 10 Tips For The Successful Long-Term Investor

    These guiding principles will help you avoid common folly during the decision-making process.
  69. Setting Profit Traps With Butterfly Spreads

    The OTM butterfly spread offers traders three unique advantages, and can lead to consistent profits. Find out how.
  70. The Basics Of Bollinger Bands®

    This strategy has become one of the most useful tools for spotlighting extreme short-term price moves.
  71. 5 Ways To Lose Your Retirement Nest Egg

    These common mistakes can put your savings at risk. Find out how to avoid them.
  72. Stock Ratings: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

    Stock ratings are both loved and reviled. Find out why they deserve equal measures of both.
  73. Mark-To-Market: Tool Or Trouble?

    Mark-to-market accounting can be a valuable practice, but all bets are off when the market fluctuates wildly.
  74. Working With Islamic Finance

    There is no division between the spiritual and the secular in this type of socially responsible investing.
  75. Trading The Gold-Silver Ratio

    This method may seem arcane, but many well-established strategies rely on it.
  76. The Mandatory Convertible: A "Must Have" For Your Portfolio?

    Mandatory convertibles are a little understood security with some distinct advantages. Find out if they are right for you.
  77. Dividend Yield For The Downturn

    High-dividend stocks make excellent bear market investments, but the payouts aren't a sure thing.
  78. Needle In A Haystack: Investing Message Boards

    Message boards provide a great opportunity to read insightful information and opinions, but watch out for "trolls".
  79. Financial Infidelity: Are YOU A Cheater?

    These sneaky financial moves could erode your finances - and your relationship.
  80. Having A Plan: The Basis Of Success

    It ensures that you have a realistic outlook, and a solid strategy. We show you why and how.
  81. Revive Your Portfolio

    Increase your annual returns by rebalancing your investments now.
  82. Surviving Bear Country

    Stay calm, play dead and keep your eyes open for attractive valuations.
  83. The ABCs Of Stock Indexes

    Indexes can track market trends, but they're not always reliable. Can you trust them?
  84. Listen To The Market, Not Its Pundits

    Tuning in to pundits is fine, but investors should rely on their own research when making important decisions.
  85. Ancient Accounting Systems

    Learn how accounting evolved to keep records of increasingly complex transactions and civilizations.
  86. An Overview Of Corporate Bankruptcy

    If a company files for bankruptcy, stockholders have the most to lose. Find out why.
  87. Chrysler And The 1979 Bailout

    This American icon almost went under, but the U.S. government refused to let it fail.
  88. The Linear Regression Of Time and Price

    This investment strategy can help investors be successful by identifying price trends while eliminating human bias.
  89. Mutual Fund Ratings: Are They Deceiving?

    Rating systems are a helpful - but not perfect - tool to help you find a winning fund.
  90. Protect Yourself From Market Loss

    There are several simple strategies you can use to protect yourself from downside risk.
  91. Investing In The Healthcare Sector

    Perform a thorough checkup to uncover a medical stock with a clean bill of health.
  92. The Uptick Rule Debate

    This rule was deemed ineffective and repealed in 2007, but critics argue it protects the market from bear raids.
  93. Hedge Your Bets With Inflation-Linked Bonds

    ILBs such as TIPS and I-Bonds allow investors to curb the corrosive effects of inflation and increase portfolio diversification.
  94. How Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac Were Saved

    These mortgage giants had to be put under government conservatorship, driving home the gravity of the subprime crisis.
  95. Riding The Market Bubble: Don't Try This At Home

    Riding the bubble takes timing, a clear understanding of the market and, most of all, a lot of luck.
  96. Stocks Then And Now: The 1950s And 1970s

    The "good old days" of investing were actually fraught with limited opportunities and methods.
  97. Breaking The Buck: Why Low Risk Is Not Risk-Free

    Money market funds have been assumed to be safe investments, and they are - but only to a point.
  98. Investing In A Unit Investment Trust

    UITs offer professional portfolio selection and a definitive investment objective. Are they right for you?
  99. The Fall Of The Market In The Fall Of 2008

    How did America's strong economy tumble so quickly? Find out here.
  100. Can't Sell Your Home? Rent It

    Find out how to profit from your property when the housing market dips.
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