Investing Articles

  1. 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.
  2. Data Mining For Investors

    Being an informed investor is extremely important, but where and how do you get the data for your research?
  3. Bringing Your Portfolio Back To Even

    Investors should avoid their old investing strategies if they ever want to even out their losses.
  4. 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.
  5. An Introduction To Oscillators

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

    Learn how and why investors are using cash flow-based analysis to make judgments about company performance.
  7. Socially Responsible Mutual Funds

    It is possible to avoid unethical investments and still profit from mutual funds. Find out how!
  8. 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?
  9. 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 ...
  10. That's A (Mutual Fund) Wrap!

    These advisory programs offer professional supervision and other handy tools for building a diversified portfolio.
  11. 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 ...
  12. Permanent Portfolio Locks In Long-Term Profits

    Harry Browne believes his "permanent portfolio" theory is the ideal long-term investing strategy.
  13. Rules For Post-Recession Investing

    Market volatility causes investors to lose confidence, yet history shows that market exposure is the path to returns.
  14. Forecast The FX Market With The COT Report

    Three empirical findings on futures data can help currency traders determine buy and sell points.
  15. 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. ...
  16. What Is A Registered Investment Advisor?

    Hoping for a career in the financial services industry? Working for an RIA may fit the bill.
  17. Infamous Insider Traders

    Check out these bizarre insider trading cases that helped define the SEC's laws against it.
  18. Pick The Winners At The Mutual Fund Track!

    For both mutual funds and racehorses, there's no surefire way to pick a winner.
  19. 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.
  20. The New World Of Emerging Market Currencies

    Take advantage of foreign currency markets without stepping out of your house.
  21. Cyclical Versus Non-Cyclical Stocks

    Investing during an economic downturn simply means changing your focus. Discover the benefits of defensive stocks.
  22. 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.
  23. Playing Investment Defense

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

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

    Evaluate your investments with this simple tool.
  26. 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.
  27. 11 Mistakes Inexperienced Landlords Make

    Avoid these pitfalls if you considering purchasing a rental property.
  28. Too Many Mutual Funds?

    Is there a magic number you should be aiming for? Find out here.
  29. 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!
  30. The Market's Primed For A Pullback

    Comparing stock and bond prices, it's clear that the market is ready for a major pullback.
  31. 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 ...
  32. Build Your Portfolio With Infrastructure Investments

    Mutual funds devoted to keeping roads, structures and communities safe can make you money.
  33. Investing Basics: Flight To Quality

    At times of market stress, investors flee from risky assets to investments the safest ones available.
  34. Beware The Index Hugger

    These funds put the squeeze on your money. Don't pay for service you're not getting.
  35. Reduce Your Risk With ICAPM

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

    Discover these growing funds, which were previously unavailable to the average investor.
  37. Buy Treasuries Directly From The Fed

    If you want government securities, go straight to the source. We'll show you how.
  38. 5 Things To Avoid In A Bull Market

    Submission for August 28
  39. Dangers Of A Double Dip Recession

    Though a double-dip recession is possible, if all bricks fall into place, it's not likely.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. Using LEAPS In A Covered Call Write

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

    Even if the market is in a decline your portfolio doesn't have to be.
  46. Mutual Fund Tax Changes?

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

    Don't let company lawsuits hit you unprepared. Learn how to uncover how they might affect you.
  48. 3 Ways Immigration Helps And Hurts The Economy

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

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

    Search for the "bloody" fingerprints in accounting crimes.
  51. 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.
  52. Financial Forecasting: The Bayesian Method

    This method can help refine probability estimates using an intuitive process.
  53. Banking Stress Tests: Would Yours Pass?

    In weaker economic times, banks may be tested by the government to see how safe they are.
  54. The Leverage Cliff: Watch Your Step

    Understanding your risk tolerance level can save you a lot of grief and financial instability in the future.
  55. Taking A Look At Tax Havens

    These tax-free zones might sound appealing, but the consequences often aren't.
  56. Planning For Job Loss

    Preparing for unemployment can be the best investment you make.
  57. 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.
  58. Hedge Funds: Higher Returns Or Just High Fees?

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

    These investments may pose a greater risk, but for brave investors, they're worth the stress.
  60. 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.
  61. 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.
  62. 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.
  63. Top 6 Recession Investing Myths

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

    Get the most out of your mutual fund by using this simple but powerful strategy.
  65. 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.
  66. 6 Reasons Nations Don't Go Green

    For countries, the economic costs outweigh the benefits of going green.
  67. 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.
  68. Optimal Position Size Reduces Risk

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

    Investors in this fund didn't see it coming. Would you?
  70. Hedge Funds Hunt For Upside, Regardless Of The Market

    Hedge funds seek positive absolute returns, and engage in aggressive strategies to make this happen.
  71. Corporate Kleptocracy At RJR Nabisco

    The excess of the '80s brought about reckless spending and indulgent management. This is a story of both.
  72. 5 ETF Classes To Know

    Exchange-traded funds have become very popular. Here's a simple breakdown of five classes you should know.
  73. 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?
  74. 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.
  75. What Is An Emerging Market Economy?

    Emerging markets provide new investment opportunities, but there are risks - both to residents and foreign investors.
  76. Why The Dow Matters

    Although the DJIA only includes 30 stocks, it can tell you a lot about the market as a whole.
  77. Top 5 Bull And Bear Arguments

    Are you a bull or a bear? Here are the top five arguments for each side.
  78. 5 Reasons To Avoid Index Funds

    Indexes are a hands-off way for investors to access the markets, but in some cases, nothing beats active investing.
  79. Don't Let Brokerage Fees Undermine Your Returns

    Smart investors don't give away more money than necessary in commissions and fees. Find out how to save.
  80. 3 New Threats For Would-Be Homeowners

    While depressed real estate prices have created bargains for buyers, these lower prices come at a cost.
  81. 13 Pre-Issue Corporate Bond Questions For Businesses

    When a company needs more funding, there are many options. Corporate bonds is just one of them.
  82. Bear Market Mauls Target-Date Funds

    This "set it and forget it" approach to investing is appealing, but it's not the best protection against a bear market.
  83. Intermarket Analysis: Pinpointing Reversals And Confirming Trends

    Learn how to confirm your analysis based on intermarket trends by watching global markets and particular stocks to pinpoint ...
  84. Is Buy & Hold Investing Dead?

    In an economy rocked by the latest recession, is buy and hold investing still the best strategy?
  85. The Bad Market's Silver Lining: Lower Mutual Fund Fees

    Although the past 18 months have been devastating to the stock market, there is some upside to this down market.
  86. Why Low Oil Prices Are Bad For The Economy

    You may be paying less at the pump, but how are lower oil prices affecting other parts of the economy?
  87. Price Shading In The Forex Markets

    This practice puts brokers ahead of their clients, but it doesn't have to be a negative for traders.
  88. Outside-The-Box Ways To Make Money

    These non-traditional methods can help you make some extra cash.
  89. The Unsung Pioneers Of Finance

    We all know names like Rockefeller, but there are other influential pioneers of finance in America's history.
  90. Faith-Based Investing: An Inspired Choice

    For those who follow a particular faith, this is just one more form of socially responsible investing.
  91. Is It Worth Going Green?

    Going green might make you feel good about your purchases, but it probably won't help your finances.
  92. On This Day in Finance: July 29 - Bonus Army Invades Washington, D.C.

    On July 29, 1932, government troops and tanks forcibly remove World War I veterans from makeshift camps in Washington D.C. ...
  93. Top Colleges For Your Tuition Buck

    College is a major financial investment. Make sure you are getting the best value.
  94. "Great" 8? 8 Failures Say Otherwise

    The G8 has a history of big promises and no action, and it doesn't look like much has changed in 2009.
  95. Top 5 Must-Haves For Flipping Houses

    Not everyone can make money in this field. Find out what you need before you buy in.
  96. 7 Ways To Recession-Proof Your Life

    Find out what you can do to prepare and cope in tough economic times.
  97. Transfer Retirement Savings When You Change Jobs

    Half of Americans lose their nest eggs when they switch careers. Learn why you should avoid this trap.
  98. Contemplating Collectible Investments

    Profit margins are slim, but that needn't deter those with a passion for eras past.
  99. Does The U.S. Need Stimulus 2.0?

    The U.S. might just need to better handle and plan stimulus 1.0, before taking a next step.
  100. Trading Options With The Zero-Cost Cylinder

    The zero-cost cylinder allows traders to effectively trade the market while protecting their downside.
  101. The Best CEOs Listen To The Street

    Studies show that transparency and listening to the market are a winning combination for CEOs and the companies they run. ...
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