Investing Articles

  1. Active Share Measures Active Management

    A 2006 study proves the effectiveness of a new way of sizing up your portfolio manager.
  2. Dissecting The Bear Stearns Hedge Fund Collapse

    Learn how a deadly mix of greed and leverage cost investors millions.
  3. Green Investors Get Heard

    Find out how to make your portfolio and the companies in it greener.
  4. Investment Services Stump Investors

    What you're getting isn't easy to determine. Find out how to get your money's worth.
  5. Value Investing Using The Enterprise Multiple

    This simple measure can help investors determine whether a stock is a good deal.
  6. 10 Steps To Retire A Millionaire

    Making this dream come true takes work, but it's well worth the effort.
  7. House Your Retirement With Self-Directed Real Estate IRAs

    Investors are now able to invest directly in real property, mortgages and other assets.
  8. 10 Tips For Choosing An Online Broker

    This important investment decision happens before you pick your first stock. Find out how to get it right.
  9. Divergences, Momentum And Rate Of Change

    Divergences may signal a change in market direction, but traders must also identify the speed of that change.
  10. Five Investing Pitfalls To Avoid, According to Investor's Business Daily

    Common sense or common folly? Discover some approaches to circumventing typical stumbling blocks on the road to profitable investing.
  11. Equity Premiums: Looking Back And Looking Ahead

    If stocks become less profitable in the future, you may have to change your investment strategy.
  12. Where Top Down Meets Bottoms Up

    Find the investing "sweet spot" by combining these two styles.
  13. Eight Items That Impact Daily Trades

    Find out which factors can help you squeeze more profit out of each position.
  14. The Gatekeepers: Consultants Hold The Key

    Institutional investment consultants help match up asset managers with large institutions.
  15. Full-Service Brokerage Or DIY?

    Determine what you are getting for your fees and commissions and how to get your money's worth.
  16. A Deeper Look At Alpha

    The Jensen index helps investors compare realized returns to what should've been achieved.
  17. Bank Failure: Will Your Assets Be Protected?

    The SIPC and FDIC insure against personal financial ruin when banks or brokerages go belly up.
  18. Handicap The Market, Rack Up Gains

    Investing on Wall Street and gambling on The Strip are not as different as they may seem.
  19. DMI Points The Way To Profits

    The directional movement index tells you whether to go long, short or stand aside.
  20. When Stock Prices Drop, Where's The Money?

    Market perception can create money - and make it disappear into thin air.
  21. Saving Money With A Private Annuity Trust

    Learn about a strategy that could help you reduce taxes, diversify your portfolio and generate income.
  22. Read This Before You Sell

    There are five tell-tale signs that show when to walk away from an investment.
  23. Digging In To 13D Disclosures

    This document can provide important clues about a company and its stock.
  24. How The Big Boys Buy

    Learn what those in-the-know look for when acquiring a company.
  25. Get A Step Up With Credit Shelter Trusts

    Don't let unexpected taxes eat away at your inheritance or burden your heirs.
  26. Blending Technical And Fundamental Analysis

    Find out how you can combine the best of both strategies to better understand the markets.
  27. International Reporting Standards Gain Global Recognition

    Comparing financial numbers from corporations in different countries is possible with the adoption of IFRS.
  28. Which Is Better: Dominance Or Innovation?

    Find out how to assess and evaluate both these values in the market and your portfolio.
  29. The Lost Decade: Lessons From Japan's Real Estate Crisis

    Find out what America can learn from Japan's liquidity trap and credit crunch.
  30. Value Investing + Relative Strength = Higher Returns

    Buying value stocks that are moving higher helps investors steer clear of value traps.
  31. CDIC Protects Canadians From Bank Failure

    Bank failures can happen in Canada, but many deposits are insured. Find out what's covered.
  32. Short Selling Risk Can Be Similar To Buying Long

    If more people understood short selling, it would invoke less fear, which could lead to a more balanced market.
  33. ETN Credit Risk May Outweigh Benefits For Some

    Exchange-traded notes have many benefits, but they may not be suited to risk-averse investors.
  34. Four-Week Rule Boosts Winning Trades

    Acquaint yourself with an indicator that played a role in the early development of technical analysis.
  35. Make Money With The Fibonacci ABC Pattern

    We break down this indicator into simple, easy-to-understand pieces so you can profit.
  36. Morningstar's Stewardship Grade Scores Big

    Morningstar's service gives investors an idea how well fund companies are safeguarding their interests.
  37. The Money Market: A Look Back

    Learn how past inflationary periods can predict future real rates of return for cash investments.
  38. Hedge Funds Go Retail

    Find out how average investors are breaking into what was once reserved for the ultra rich.
  39. Find Fortune In Commercial Real Estate

    Investing in big buildings means big money - and bigger risks.
  40. Style Matters In Financial Modeling

    If you're looking to get a job as an analyst, you'll need to know how to work it.
  41. Introduction To Stationary And Non-Stationary Processes

    What to know about stationary and non-stationary processes before you try to model or forecast.
  42. Who Is To Blame For The Subprime Crisis?

    From lenders to buyers to hedge funds, it appears everyone has blood on their hands.
  43. Profiling: It's Not Just For The FBI

    Learn how to quantify each client's specific dreams and create a realistic financial plan.
  44. Five Strategies For Surviving Tough Times

    Cruise through a slowing economy - even when others are going off the rails.
  45. Einstein's Stock Tips: Gravity and Growth

    Can applying the theory of relativity help you pick a stock? Find out more here.
  46. Multivariate Models: The Monte Carlo Analysis

    This decision-making tool integrates the idea that every decision has an impact on overall risk.
  47. A Nightmare On Wall Street

    These tales of banking terror sent shivers down the spines of even the most steadfast bankers.
  48. Mastering Short-Term Trading

    Making money in a pressure-cooker environment is all about minimizing risk on hot picks.
  49. Market Reversals And How To Spot Them

    The sushi-roll indicator may help lower the risk of trying to pick market tops and bottoms.
  50. Triple Screen Trading System - Part 5

    Stochastics can be very effective as the second screen in this three-part system. Find out how to use this popular oscillator.
  51. Top 5 Reasons For A Stock Slide

    Prices seldom drop without cause. Find out what might make your stock hit the skids.
  52. How Basel 1 Affected Banks

    This 1988 agreement sought to decrease the potential for bankruptcy among major international banks.
  53. Tales From The Trenches: The Rising Wedge Breakdown

    Learn how to short this reversal pattern with a favorable risk/reward ratio.
  54. Why Are Mortgage Rates Increasing?

    Learn how the secondary mortgage market and investor demand affect the cost of home ownership.
  55. Strike Gold With Junior Mining

    Learn what to watch out for to ensure your "sure thing" isn't another Bre-X.
  56. Four Big Investor Errors

    These simple lessons can cut your losses.
  57. Does It Still Pay To Invest In Gold?

    This asset's appeal dates back thousands of years. Find out whether it can live up to the hype.
  58. Scenario Analysis Provides Glimpse Of Portfolio Potential

    This statistical method estimates how far a stock might fall in a worst-case scenario.
  59. The Cost And Consequences Of Bad Investment Advice

    Is your advisor working for you, or for him/herself? Find how to tell the difference.
  60. How To Use Gann Indicators

    This trendline-like technical analysis tool has been around for decades - but it still works.
  61. Immunization Inoculates Against Interest Rate Risk

    Big-money investors can hedge against bond portfolio losses caused by rate fluctuations.
  62. Timber Investments Cut Down Portfolio Risk

    Timber's low correlation to other asset classes can enhance your portfolio's growth.
  63. The Evolution Of Sinful Investing

    Like beauty, whether something is sinful often depends whom you ask.
  64. Get Technical With A CMT Certification

    Develop the skills you need to trade on your own or to become a technical analyst.
  65. Recession And Depression: They Aren't So Bad

    Financial downturns are part of the economic cycle and may have important long-term benefits.
  66. The P/E Ratio: A Good Market-Timing Indicator

    Check out the returns this newer technical analysis tool would've yielded over the period from 1920 to 2003.
  67. 6 Ways To Maximize The Value Of Your 401(k)

    From matching employer contributions to proper asset allocation, we'll tell you how to get the most out of your plan.
  68. Triple Screen Trading System - Part 6

    Williams %R can confirm the strength of trends and warn of reversals. Find out how to use it as the second screen in this triple-screen system.
  69. The Importance Of Segment Data

    Key financials often fail to provide insight into large cap companies.
  70. Candle Sheds More Light Than The MACD

    Read the case against this well-established indicator.
  71. Tales From The Trenches: Volume Confirmed Broadening Pattern

    Find out how to make sense of this tricky - but profitable - formation.
  72. From Beads To Binary: The History Of Computing

    Investing today couldn't happen without the inventions of yesterday. Learn more here.
  73. High-Risk Retirement Portfolio Not Always Taboo

    Find out how much risk your portfolio can take and whether your money will last.
  74. Darvas Box Traps Elusive Returns

    Follow a modern trade to see how this old strategy still captures profits today.
  75. Measure Volatility With Average True Range

    Find more profitable entry and exit locations with this standard indicator.
  76. Defeasance Reduces Commercial Real Estate Fees

    Try this alternative to short-term variable-rate financing when using leverage to buy property.
  77. The Lucrative World Of Third-Party Marketing

    Hedge funds don't sell themselves. Marketing experts reel in the big fish.
  78. Rate Cuts Don't Guarantee Great Returns

    Pundits often advise buying after the Fed cuts interest rates, but this advice could cost you.
  79. Economic Meltdowns: Let Them Burn Or Stamp Them Out?

    Whether the Fed should intervene in market bubbles is up for debate. Learn about both sides here.
  80. What You Get When You Pay For Investment Services

    There are three value components in investing. Can you save money by doing some of them yourself?
  81. What Caused The Great Depression?

    Learn how government actions may have contributed to this major economic downturn.
  82. The Stock Cycle: What Goes Up Must Come Down

    Stock prices seem random, but there are repeating cycles. Learn to take advantage.
  83. The Rectangle Formation

    Find out how this technical pattern can be useful in your trading arsenal.
  84. Investing "Road Less Traveled" May Lead To Riches

    Using the same strategy year after year may be comfortable, but it's not always profitable.
  85. Taking The Bite Out Of A Bear Market

    Find out which financial instruments will protect you from bear market volatility.
  86. Keeping An Eye On The Activities Of Insiders And Institutions

    These transactions reveal much about a stock. We go over what to consider and where to find it.
  87. Triple Screen Trading System - Part 7

    This system identifies the intraday price movements that indicates entry points for your buy or sell orders.
  88. A Logical Method Of Stop Placement

    If holding on to losing trades is human nature, this tool will help protect you from yourself.
  89. Terrorism's Effects On Wall Street

    Terrorist activity tends to have a negative impact on the markets. Find out how to take cover.
  90. Sympathy Sell-Off: An Investor's Guide

    Find out how to tell whether your stock is a bargain or a bank breaker.
  91. Investment Clubs Pool Assets, Expertise

    Forming a network of other like-minded investors and professionals can bolster returns.
  92. Mechanical Investing Not A Golden Key

    Direct paths to wealth are getting narrower, fewer and may be locked up tight.
  93. From The Printing Press To The Internet

    Find out how this invention contributed to the development and evolution of the U.S. economy.
  94. Value Traps: Bargain Hunters Beware!

    Find out how to avoid getting sucked in by a deceiving bargain stock.
  95. Get Into Low-Cost Futures Trading With Synthetics

    If you can't trade commodity futures outright, these vehicles provide a less expensive alternative.
  96. Taking The Sting Out Of Investment Loss

    Get a hold of yourself! Take losses in stride and learn to invest dispassionately.
  97. GICS Vs. ICB: Competing Systems For Classifying Stocks

    Global Industry Classification Standards and the Industrial Classification Benchmark separate stocks into sectors.
  98. Megatrends For Maximum Profits

    Predicting how the world will evolve can help you build a portfolio that can roll with the punches.
  99. The Crash Of 1929 - Could It Happen Again?

    Learn about the series of events that triggered the Great Depression.
  100. The Treasury And The Federal Reserve

    Find out how these two agencies create policies to stimulate the economy in tough economic times.
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