Investing Articles

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. On This Day In Finance: June 12 - The Great Hiccup Of 1928

    The NYSE experiences one of the sharpest sell-offs in history
  5. Stimulus Spending: When It Fails And Why

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

    On this day in 1947, the association of investment professionals was formed.
  7. 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 ...
  8. The Basics Of The Long Ratio Backspread

    This option trading strategy allows for unlimited profit potential in a given direction while still providing security.
  9. 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 ...
  10. Is Biofuel A Bad Idea?

    Though it may be a renewable resource, there are some downsides to ethanol.
  11. How Dividends Work For Investors

    Find out how a company can put its profits directly into your hands.
  12. 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.
  13. 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, ...
  14. Forget Green Stocks, "Green" Will Do

    More and more companies are "going green", but that term, in itself, can be subjective.
  15. The Best Offense

    A good defense can save a portfolio from certain disaster.
  16. Free Markets: What's The Cost?

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

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

    On Tuesday, GM's stock symbol changed to GMGMQ. What can shareholders expect from this bankrupt company?
  19. 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 ...
  20. Can You Trust Your Bank?

    With the large amount of banks closing their doors, can you trust the institution that has your money?
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. Parched For Profits? Try Beverage Stocks

    For diversification and profit potential, add a different kind of "liquidity" to your portfolio.
  24. 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?
  25. Can Business Evolve In A Green World?

    Learn how global warming is starting to heat up America's corporate climate.
  26. 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.
  27. Playing It Safe In Foreign Stock Markets

    Find out some of the lower-risk ways to invest in foreign markets.
  28. Top 10 Recession-Survival Side Jobs

    If you're scrambling to make ends meet, you might be surprised at the options available.
  29. 10 Books Every Investor Should Read

    Want advice from some of the most successful investors of all time? Check out our reading list.
  30. How Interest Rate Cuts Affect Consumers

    Traders rejoice when the Fed drops the rate, but is it good news for all? Find out here.
  31. 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. ...
  32. 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. ...
  33. Does International Investing Really Offer Diversification?

    Historically, international investing has worked out well for investors, but this may no longer be the case.
  34. The Bright Side Of The Credit Crisis

    Find out how this tough economic period can be a learning experience for all.
  35. Spreading The Word About Portfolio Margin

    An underused opportunity provided in an SEC rule can enhance returns and lower risk for spread traders.
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. Game Theory: Beyond The Basics

    Take your game theory knowledge to the next level by learning about simultaneous games and the Nash Equilibrium.
  45. 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 ...
  46. 10 Tips For The Successful Long-Term Investor

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

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

    This strategy has become one of the most useful tools for spotlighting extreme short-term price moves.
  49. 5 Ways To Lose Your Retirement Nest Egg

    These common mistakes can put your savings at risk. Find out how to avoid them.
  50. 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.
  51. Working With Islamic Finance

    There is no division between the spiritual and the secular in this type of socially responsible investing.
  52. 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.
  53. 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. ...
  54. Trading The Gold-Silver Ratio

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

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

    These sneaky financial moves could erode your finances - and your relationship.
  57. 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.
  58. Revive Your Portfolio

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

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

    Indexes can track market trends, but they're not always reliable. Can you trust them?
  61. 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.
  62. An Overview Of Corporate Bankruptcy

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

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

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

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

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

    Perform a thorough checkup to uncover a medical stock with a clean bill of health.
  68. 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. ...
  69. 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.
  70. Stocks Then And Now: The 1950s And 1970s

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

    UITs offer professional portfolio selection and a definitive investment objective. Are they right for you?
  72. 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.
  73. The Fall Of The Market In The Fall Of 2008

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

    Find out how to profit from your property when the housing market dips.
  75. 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.
  76. Forging Frontier Markets

    Pioneering is never easy, but it has its exciting - and worthwhile - moments for investors.
  77. The 4 Advantages of Options

    Flexible and cost efficient, options are more popular than ever. Find out why.
  78. 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.
  79. 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!
  80. 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.
  81. 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.
  82. Collateralized Debt Obligations: From Boon To Burden

    CDOs were to be Wall Street's boon - instead they went bust. Find out what went wrong.
  83. Mine For Profits With Natural Resource Sector Funds

    These funds allow everyday investors to get in on the action in this promising sector.
  84. Pyramid Your Way To Profits

    This strategy involves scaling into profitable investments as they continue to rise.
  85. 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.
  86. Getting Positive Results With Market-Neutral Funds

    Find out how these mutual funds can add some flavor to your bland portfolio.
  87. Municipalities Free Up Cash With Chapter 9

    Find out what happens to municipalities when they need money, but have no other option than bankruptcy.
  88. When Things Go Awry, Insurers Get Reinsured

    Guru Warren Buffett is making this sector popular. Learn more here.
  89. 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.
  90. Commodity Funds 101

    These funds make investing in gold, oil or grain an easier prospect.
  91. Borrowing Smart In A Debt-Filled World

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

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

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

    It is impossible to avoid them completely, but there is a systematic method you can use to control them.
  95. 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.
  96. An Introduction To Canadian Income Trusts

    Yields in excess of 10% aren't rare, but these unique investments need to be chosen very carefully.
  97. High-Risk Retirement Portfolio Not Always Taboo

    Find out how much risk your portfolio can take and whether your money will last.
  98. Continuation Patterns - Part 2

    Take a closer look at triangles, which appear in ascending, descending and symmetrical forms.
  99. Principal-Protected Investments: Risks, Fees And Regulations

    Discover if these instruments hit the right note for you.
  100. The Evolution Of Sinful Investing

    Like beauty, whether something is sinful often depends whom you ask.
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