Investing Articles

  1. Naive Diversification Vs. Optimization

    Informed, logical diversification is just as effective as optimizing models. Find out why.
  2. An Introduction To Complementary Currencies

    There are alternatives to national currencies. Discover complementary currencies and how they work.
  3. 3 Reasons For Job Seekers To Stay Positive During A Recession

    Don't be fooled by the doom-and-gloom headlines - a recession can actually have benefits for some companies and job seekers.
  4. The Importance Of Diversification

    Without this risk-reduction technique, your chance of loss will be unnecessarily high.
  5. 4 Misconceptions About Free Markets

    These fallacies have hounded free market economists since the days of Adam Smith.
  6. The Role Of Rebalancing

    A disciplined rebalancing practice can add a lot of value to a long-term strategic asset allocation program.
  7. A Guide To ETF Liquidation

    There are a lot of ETF options, but not all have staying power. Learn what happens when an ETF fails.
  8. 4 Ways To Predict Market Performance

    There is academic evidence supporting different market views. Learn how and why the market can be predicted.
  9. Peter Lynch On Playing The Market

    Everyone can appreciate great advice from a professional. Read on to benefit from the vast experience of Peter Lynch.
  10. Accumulative Swing Index And The McClellan Oscillator

    These indicators serve as confirmation for those of us who need to double check our findings on a regular basis.
  11. 4 Steps To Picking A Stock

    Narrow down the universe of stocks to find the ones that best suit your needs.
  12. An Introduction To The Indian Stock Market

    Emerging markets like India are fast becoming engines for future growth. Find out how to get in on the ground floor.
  13. Alternative Assets For Average Investors

    These investments can add a new level of diversification to your portfolio.
  14. Determining Market Direction With VIX

    The CBOE's volatility index is a helpful market indicator. Learn how it can gauge the mood of the stock market.
  15. Diversifying A Concentrated Stock Position

    Having stocks in one area exposes an investor to risk. We tell you four ways to minimize it.
  16. How Much Has The Taxpayer Recouped From TARP?

    There is a lot of talk about "the bailout," but has this bailout of banks and the auto industry actually turned into a profitable ...
  17. 5 Doom And Gloom Wall Street Prophets

    Many market commentators have risen to prominence on the back of dire warnings. How do their predictions stack up?
  18. How Has The Stock Market Changed?

    The past 10 years has seen increased volatility, heralded by the growth of technology.
  19. How To Profit From Interventions In The Forex Market

    The forex market can be extremely profitable. Learn how to spot an intervention and trade when it's occurring.
  20. 3 Ways To Increase Your Investment Performance

    Savvy investors deploy each of their dollars to work in more than one way. Find out how to multitask your money.
  21. 5 Commodities To Watch

    These may be some of the best bets in commodities for the near future. Corn, cattle, oil, sugar and gold are in demand because ...
  22. Understanding Stocks, Mutual Funds And ETFs

    Three common products, mutual funds, exchange traded funds and equities are similar but function very differently in a portfolio.
  23. How To Pump Up Your Portfolio With ETFs

    These funds trade like stocks, provide diversification, reduce risk and increase returns.
  24. How PIIGS Defaults Could Affect The Markets

    What would a default by Europe's PIIGS do to the European and world financial markets, and how would the eurozone cope?
  25. Qualitative Analysis: What Makes A Company Great?

    To understand the qualities that make for a great company, investors must dig deep into "soft" metrics.
  26. The 4 Ways To Buy And Sell Securities

    Know the four main avenues of buying and selling investment instruments.
  27. The Financial Characteristics Of A Successful Company

    There are many factors that contribute to a profitable business. Find out what they are here.
  28. What To Expect From The Groupon IPO

    The Groupon IPO is scheduled to enter the secondary markets on Nov. 4. Should you buy in to the hype?
  29. Evaluating Pharmaceutical Companies

    Learn how to find a healthy pharmaceutical investment in a market full of weak drugs.
  30. 5 Tips To Avoid Investment Fraud

    Investor fraud is an unfortunate reality of the industry. Learn how to minimize the risks with these tips.
  31. How To Calculate ROI For Real Estate Investments

    Calculating return on real estate investments can be difficult. We help you figure it out.
  32. 9 Misconceptions About Managed Futures

    Managed futures are not all they're worked up to be. Learn why they are not a good option for investors.
  33. Investing In Credit Card Companies

    This investment requires keeping an eye on consumer indexes and the overall health of the economy.
  34. The Dangers Of Deleveraging

    Paying down debt should get governments out of the hole, however it's not very good for economies.
  35. 4 Factors That Shape Market Trends

    Trends allow traders and investors to capture profits. Find out what's behind them.
  36. Interpreting Your Broker's Reports

    Broker's reports can be confusing, but they don't have to be. Find out what information you need from your broker.
  37. 10 Risks That Every Stock Faces

    As an investor, the best thing you can do is to know the risks before you buy in. Find out about 10 common stock risks you ...
  38. Countries With The Highest And Lowest Taxes

    If you think your taxes are high, you may be surprised. Discover the countries with the highest and lowest taxes.
  39. How To Pick The Best ETF

    Of the hundreds of exchange-traded funds on the market, some are bound to fail. Learn how to pick the best of the bunch. ...
  40. Valuing Small-Cap Stocks

    When done right, small-cap investing can improve the performance of your portfolio without adding a great degree of risk. ...
  41. 10 Most Indebted Nations

    There are many different ways to measure debt. See how the top 10 indebted nations change, depending on how you look at it.
  42. Getting Into The Gold Market

    Add some sparkle to your portfolio by getting in on this classic commodity.
  43. 4 Other Wall Street Protests You've Never Heard Of

    We look at some past Wall Street protests and explain why Occupy Wall Street is quite different.
  44. How To Fight The Resource Curse

    Countries focusing on commodity exports face a potentially crippling problem. Find out how to prevent Dutch disease.
  45. Valuing Large-Cap Stocks

    Investors seeking to preserve capital in volatile markets might want to consider large-cap stocks.
  46. Why Bad Bonds Get Good Ratings

    Credit ratings are not the only tool to rely on when assessing bonds. Find out why they sometimes fall short.
  47. The Psychology Of Support And Resistance Zones

    Emotion drives the market more than you might realize. Find out how psychology affects support and resistance zones.
  48. Standard Of Living Vs. Quality Of Life

    What is the difference between a standard of living and quality of life? Find out in this breakdown.
  49. How Can Emerging Markets Avoid The Middle-Income Trap?

    Emerging markets all reach a point when rapid growth stops. We look at ways to avoid this and move to the next level.
  50. Understanding Forex Rollover Credits And Debits

    Forex trades are subject to receiving interest or being debited interest if positions are held overnight.
  51. Interpreting Support And Resistance Zones

    Use of support and resistance zones can be a key to successful trades. Learn how they work and how to use them.
  52. The 5 Best Performing Gold ETFs

    Gold ETFs are at bargain prices. Here are the five best performers to add to your portfolio.
  53. Why Is The Euro Falling?

    We look at the reasoning behind the selling pressure on the euro, and see how this can impact the average consumer.
  54. 5 ETFs Destined For The Graveyard

    The investing public doesn't like these five ETFs, and it looks like the current costs of running the funds might put them ...
  55. Top 10 Asian Cities For Real Estate Investment

    Emerging Asian markets are on a building tear. Countries in the region have focused on providing the housing, infrastructure ...
  56. 3 Steps To A Profitable ETF Portfolio

    Achieve your investing goals with this simple process.
  57. An Introduction To Behavioral Finance

    Curious about how emotions and biases affect the market? Find some useful insight here.
  58. Curbing The Effects Of Inflation

    Your investments suffer when general price levels rise. Learn how you can control the damage with IPSs.
  59. The Benefits Of ETF Investing

    Exchange-traded funds provide unique opportunities for investors. Find out how.
  60. Top 5 Reasons To Keep Leveraged ETFs To The Pros

    Leveraged ETFs can result in large gains, but also huge losses. Is it worth your time and money to look into them?
  61. The Utility Of Trendlines

    Trendlines give an investor a good idea of the direction an investment might move in. Discover how to make them work for ...
  62. When You Should Break Your Personal Finance Rules

    You've heard all the tried and true investment tricks, but do they really apply to you? Here are four rules that you may ...
  63. 4 Difficult Places For Foreigners To Buy Real Estate

    Buying property in the U.S. can be a difficult process. Buying internationally can be even worse, especially in these four ...
  64. 5 Reasons Why ETFs Work For Young Investors

    ETFs contain all of the characteristics that make them the perfect investment opportunity for young investors.
  65. The Scariest Days On Wall Street

    Wall Street has had no shortage of breathtaking drops and gut-clenching routs. Here's a look at some of the worst crashes, ...
  66. Top 5 Stocks Back From The Dead

    These five firms were nearly ruined by challenges, but they made impressive comebacks.
  67. Key Reasons To Invest In Real Estate

    There has been a lot of negativity over the real estate sector since 2008. Here are the reasons why you should be investing ...
  68. Is The Lottery Ever Worth Your Money?

    With the odds stacked against you, you have to wonder whether there are any benefits to playing the lottery.
  69. Understanding The Income Statement

    Learn how to use revenue and expenses, among other factors, to break down and analyze a company.
  70. 10 Tips To Clear Your Portfolio's Dead Weight

    Clear the dead weight from your office, your portfolio and your mind to make room for profits.
  71. The 7 Pitfalls Of Moving Averages

    While moving averages can be a valuable tool, they are not without risk. Discover the pitalls and how to avoid them.
  72. Tips For Handling Sudden Wealth

    With sudden wealth comes increased responsibility. Read this advice so you don't become a riches-to-rags story.
  73. Top 6 Tips For Turning Your Home Into A Rental Property

    Learn what you need to do to turn your property into a rental property.
  74. Evaluating A Company's Management

    Financial statements don't tell you everything about a company's health. Investigate the management behind the numbers!
  75. 3 Worst Rogue Traders In History

    A look at the worst rogue traders in banking history and what their unauthorized trading really cost the banks.
  76. Top 5 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Problem Renters

    Renting seems like the perfect way to mitigate the costs of an extra home that won’t sell; the intended course of action ...
  77. Target Your Retirement With Life-Cycle ETFs

    These target-date funds provide asset allocation and rebalancing at a low cost.
  78. What The Double-Dip Recession Means For Countries Around The World

    How will the possibility of a double-dip recession affect nations around the world?
  79. 6 Rules From 6 Of The World's Top Investors

    These lessons from Icahn, Buffett, Slim and others will help you with your portfolio and trading style.
  80. The 6 Scariest Possibilities For The U.S. Economy

    The U.S. economy is at risk from many factors, and some are more likely than others.
  81. Understanding Credit Card Interest

    Paying these rates can impact your disposable income and your investment returns.
  82. Change The World One Investment At A Time

    Socially responsible investing allows you to express your political views in an unlikely way.
  83. Top 4 Things To Know About The Last Double-Dip Recession

    The financial media and investors are haunted with the prospect of a double-dip recession. We look to the past to see if ...
  84. Cash Flow From Investing

    Cash flow analysis is a critical process for both companies and investors. Find out what you need to know about it.
  85. Currency ETFs Simplify Forex Trades

    Reduce your stock portfolio's risk by trading with foreign currencies.
  86. Could Higher Correlations Wreck Your Diversification Strategy?

    Rising asset correlations could make your portfolio riskier than you think.
  87. Top Ways To Profit From Storage Auctions

    Here are some extremely valuable tips to help you become an expert at finding deals at storage auctions.
  88. Top 5 Low-Risk Investments To Close Out 2011

    Negative sentiment on global economic growth prospects has actually pushed many asset classes into appealing territory.
  89. What Causes Bubbles?

    A look at how asset bubbles are formed according to different schools of thought.
  90. 4 Biases That Can Make You A Bad Investor

    Find out how to spot these four biases, and start making more logical investing decisions.
  91. Top 4 Portfolio Management Tips For Retirees

    Your investment choices need to change with your lifestyle, and this includes retirement.
  92. Top 6 Uses For Bonds

    We break down the stodgy stereotype to see what these investments can do for you.
  93. Why Today's "Recession" Tops The Great Depression

    The financial, labor and economic statistics show the current recession is worse than most people think.
  94. 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Sovereign Debt Defaults

    Sovereign debt defaults are scary, but should they be? They are actually more common than you think.
  95. Should You Invest In Emerging Markets?

    Emerging markets are risky, but the rewards they can create make them a worthy addition to any portfolio.
  96. How To Be Smarter Than Your Financial Advisor

    Many investors are intimidated by the financial services industry, but just a little work can make a major difference.
  97. The History Of Greek Sovereign Debt Defaults

    This isn't the first time Greece has been in financial trouble. Here's a brief history of the country's money woes.
  98. Why Britain Withdrew From The ERM

    Britain may have dodged a bullet, but it certainly was not an innocent bystander and still managed to become collateral damage.
  99. The Baltic Dry Index: Evaluating An Economic Recovery

    This index can provide insight into economic growth and production, but it has its critics.
  100. The Market And Presidential Promises

    How can the presidential election affect your portfolio? Find out here.
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