Investing Articles

  1. Playing It Safe In Foreign Stock Markets

    Find out some of the lower-risk ways to invest in foreign markets.
  2. Stocks For Less Than A Buck?

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

    If you're scrambling to make ends meet, you might be surprised at the options available.
  4. 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
  5. 10 Books Every Investor Should Read

    Want advice from some of the most successful investors of all time? Check out our reading list.
  6. 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.
  7. The Blame Game

    When the money stopped flowing, all fingers were pointing at Wall Street.
  8. How Interest Rate Cuts Affect Consumers

    Traders rejoice when the Fed drops the rate, but is it good news for all? Find out here.
  9. 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?
  10. On This Day In Finance: May 29 - The Truth In Lending Act

    One of the cornerstones of consumer credit protection signed into law.
  11. Does International Investing Really Offer Diversification?

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

    Recently, the credit quality of the United States has come into question, leaving taxpayers holding the bag.
  13. Spreading The Word About Portfolio Margin

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

    Find out how this tough economic period can be a learning experience for all.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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?
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. Game Theory: Beyond The Basics

    Take your game theory knowledge to the next level by learning about simultaneous games and the Nash Equilibrium.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. Rebalance Your Portfolio To Stay On Track

    Like a tune-up for a car, this re-alignment should minimize trouble down the road.
  28. 10 Tips For The Successful Long-Term Investor

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

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

    This strategy has become one of the most useful tools for spotlighting extreme short-term price moves.
  31. 5 Ways To Lose Your Retirement Nest Egg

    These common mistakes can put your savings at risk. Find out how to avoid them.
  32. Working With Islamic Finance

    There is no division between the spiritual and the secular in this type of socially responsible investing.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. Dividend Yield For The Downturn

    High-dividend stocks make excellent bear market investments, but the payouts aren't a sure thing.
  36. Trading The Gold-Silver Ratio

    This method may seem arcane, but many well-established strategies rely on it.
  37. 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.
  38. Needle In A Haystack: Investing Message Boards

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

    These sneaky financial moves could erode your finances - and your relationship.
  40. 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.
  41. Revive Your Portfolio

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

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

    Indexes can track market trends, but they're not always reliable. Can you trust them?
  44. 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.
  45. Ancient Accounting Systems

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Perform a thorough checkup to uncover a medical stock with a clean bill of health.
  52. 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.
  53. The Uptick Rule Debate

    This rule was deemed ineffective and repealed in 2007, but critics argue it protects the market from bear raids.
  54. 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.
  55. 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.
  56. Stocks Then And Now: The 1950s And 1970s

    The "good old days" of investing were actually fraught with limited opportunities and methods.
  57. 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.
  58. Investing In A Unit Investment Trust

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

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

    Find out how to profit from your property when the housing market dips.
  61. The 4 Advantages of Options

    Flexible and cost efficient, options are more popular than ever. Find out why.
  62. Case Study: The Collapse of Lehman Brothers

    This company survived many financial crises in its long history. Find out what finally drove it to bankruptcy.
  63. Forging Frontier Markets

    Pioneering is never easy, but it has its exciting - and worthwhile - moments for investors.
  64. Debt Reckoning

    Learn about debt ratios and how to use them to assess a company's financial health. You could save a lot of money!
  65. Parents And Spinoffs: When To Buy And When To Sell

    Spinoffs can create great investing opportunities, but there's a time to stick around and a time to jump ship.
  66. Dissecting Declarations, Ex-Dividends And Record Dates

    Understanding the dates of the dividend payout process can be tricky. We clear up the confusion.
  67. Segregated Funds: Investment Protection For Canadian Citizens

    These funds contain the best of all worlds, providing opportunities for market growth with a no-loss guarantee.
  68. Peer-To-Peer Lending Breaks Down Financial Borders

    Banks are no longer the only option for a loan - the P2P lending system operates without them.
  69. Mine For Profits With Natural Resource Sector Funds

    These funds allow everyday investors to get in on the action in this promising sector.
  70. Falling Giant: A Case Study Of AIG

    Find out why the U.S. government approved an enormous bailout package for American Investment Group (AIG).
  71. Pyramid Your Way To Profits

    This strategy involves scaling into profitable investments as they continue to rise.
  72. Collateralized Debt Obligations: From Boon To Burden

    CDOs were to be Wall Street's boon - instead they went bust. Find out what went wrong.
  73. Investment Misselling A Global Problem

    When banks and advisors focus on fees and commissions, it is investors and the market that take the hit.
  74. Iceland's Near Collapse: What Can We Learn?

    This thriving country was brought to its knees by the rapid growth - and subsequent decline - of its banking industry.
  75. Municipalities Free Up Cash With Chapter 9

    Find out what happens to municipalities when they need money, but have no other option than bankruptcy.
  76. Getting Positive Results With Market-Neutral Funds

    Find out how these mutual funds can add some flavor to your bland portfolio.
  77. When Things Go Awry, Insurers Get Reinsured

    Guru Warren Buffett is making this sector popular. Learn more here.
  78. Commodity Funds 101

    These funds make investing in gold, oil or grain an easier prospect.
  79. Cheap Steps To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

    Making small adjustments to your habits and lifestyle can have big payoffs.
  80. The Uptick Rule: Does It Keep Bear Markets Ticking?

    This rule prevents traders from driving stocks down, but its effect on market volatility is debatable.
  81. Borrowing Smart In A Debt-Filled World

    Leveraging your money can have many perks, but it's not always the smartest financial plan.
  82. Moral Hazards: A Bump In The Contract Road

    Learn how this phenomenon can cause a party in an agreement to behave differently than expected.
  83. Financial Media 4-1-1 For Investors

    Cut through the information clutter and decipher the useful news from the useless.
  84. Limiting Losses

    It is impossible to avoid them completely, but there is a systematic method you can use to control them.
  85. The Chinese Wall Protects Against Conflicts Of Interest

    After the crash of 1929, this barrier helped define ethical limits, but it did little to prevent fraud.
  86. The Impact Of Interest Rates On Real Estate Investment Trusts

    REITs are high-yield investments, but do they have an inverse relationship with interest rates? Find out here.
  87. Trade Takeover Stocks With Merger Arbitrage

    This high-risk strategy attempts to profit from price discrepancies that arise during acquisitions.
  88. Use Breakup Value To Find Undervalued Companies

    Find out a company's worth if it were sold in pieces - it may be more than you think.
  89. Monte Carlo Simulation With GBM

    Learn to predict future events through a series of random trials.
  90. Lead The Charge With Product Development

    If you like to keep your finger on the pulse of the market, this could be the career for you.
  91. Principal-Protected Investments: Risks, Fees And Regulations

    Discover if these instruments hit the right note for you.
  92. Make Ex-Dividends Work For You

    Find out how to keep your dividends out of the tax man's hands.
  93. Eliot Spitzer - Man Of A Thousand Scandals

    Learn about the Wall Street scandals Eliot Spitzer prosecuted before perpetrating his own.
  94. The Fuel That Fed The Subprime Meltdown

    Take a look at the factors that caused this market to flare up and burn out.
  95. Profit With Investment Policy Statements

    Defining how investments are managed and monitored can help investors meet their goals.
  96. For Companies, Green Is The New Black

    Sustainability and reducing environmental impact are hot corporate objectives. Find out why.
  97. Understand Your Role In The Investing Process

    Knowing what to expect when managing your assets will help you achieve your financial goals.
  98. Unpredictable Event Or Bad Investment?

    When investments head south, your 20/20 hindsight can show you who's at fault.
  99. Buy High, Sell Much Higher

    Value investing may seem fool-proof, but it carries more risk than you might know.
  100. Demystification Of Bank Accounts

    Find out which type of account suits your specific needs.
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