Investing Articles

  1. What Is Market Efficiency?

    The efficient market hypothesis (EMH) suggests that stock prices fully reflect all available information in the market. Is this possible?
  2. Why Overvalued Stock ETFs Still Offer Opportunity

    Let us recall that every significant economist and every major U.S. investment firm predicted interest rates would climb in 2014.
  3. Three Investing Lessons from the Napa Earthquake

    Here are three investing lessons from last week’s earthquake.
  4. The Rate Rise Timeline to Watch for Now

    When will the Fed begin to raise rates? Here’s a take on the rate rise timeline to watch for now post Jackson Hole.
  5. CEO Savvy And Stock's Success Go Hand In Hand

    A CEO shapes the direction a business will take. We provide four clues to help you determine which ones have the right stuff.
  6. 4 Ways To Value A Real Estate Rental Property

    Learning these concepts is the first step in getting into the real estate investment game.
  7. 3 Technical Tools To Improve Your Trading

    Find out how volume, the Aroon indicator and Fibonacci numbers can improve your profits.
  8. Start Saving With A Roth 401(k)

    Here are the steps to take if you want to choose – and make the most of – a Roth 401(k) as you save for retirement.
  9. These Little Known Emerging Market Countries Are Star Performers

    Emerging market equities are starting to heat up this year and may fight their way back into the limelight when everyone is looking the other direction.
  10. Basics For Buying And Investing In Bitcoin

    Bitcoin continues to experience growth in both users and merchants, generating a common question - how can you be part of the action?
  11. Matching Investing Risk Tolerance To Personality

    Understanding risk tolerance is crucial to the advisor/client relationship and any good investment policy statement.
  12. How Advisors Can Fill The Talent Gap

    Financial planning firms are seeing increased demand for their services just as a talent shortfall becomes more pronounced. Here's what can be done.
  13. Investing In Natural Gas? Eye ETFs, Seasonality

    When considering natural gas extraction companies and the commodity itself, what options do investors have?
  14. Fracking ETFs Or Drilling Services Stocks?

    Hydraulic fracturing — otherwise known as fracking — is a hot topic. But how to invest in this trend?
  15. How To Use The Top Yahoo! Finance Tools

    Yahoo has a set of tools that rival the professional ones so individuals are not at a disadvantage. Here is a guide for investors to find the top tools.
  16. Getting On The Right Side Of The P/E Ratio Trend

    Buying at the right time is crucial, but how do we know when that is?
  17. How To Cash In On Credit Cards

    How can an investor cash in on rising credit card use? There isn't an ETF yet, so let's look at the companies themselves.
  18. 5 Tips For Recession House Hunters

    Follow these five tips to get a leg up on rival bargain hunters.
  19. What The Dow Means And Why We Calculate It The Way We Do

    Investors worldwide refer to the Dow every single day, but do you know why we use that formula?
  20. Top Reasons To Apply For An FHA Loan

    When is it a good idea to apply for a Federal Housing Administration loan?
  21. How To Invest In Samsung

    Just what options are open to American investors who want to invest in South Korean electronics giant Samsung?
  22. 5 Mistakes That Make House Flipping A Flop

    If you're just looking to get rich quick, you could end up in the poorhouse.
  23. A Primer On Preferred Stocks

    Offering both income and relative security, these uncommon shares may work for you.
  24. Winklevoss Interview: Bitcoin Payment System Worth $400 Billion

    The bull case for Bitcoin is often expressed as an estimate of the future value of all Bitcoins in circulation once it reaches its potential. The most widely known estimate of its intrinsic value is $400 billion made last November by the Winklevoss twins Cameron and Tyler at the "New York Times" Dealbook Conference.
  25. Top 8 Ways Companies Cook The Books

    Find out more about the fraudulent accounting methods some companies use to fool investors.
  26. Questions For U.S. Stock ETF Bulls

    Most people are aware of the crash in 1929. Yet many may not be aware of the government stimulus in 1933 that helped the market soar 200% over the next four years.
  27. Use The Percentage Price Oscillator: The "Elegant Indicator" For Picking Stocks

    Technical analysis is basically an attempt to disprove the credo that "Past performance is not indicative of future results." The percentage price oscillator, which measures momentum, is among the more sophisticated of such tools.
  28. Cut Your Tax Bill With Donor-Advised Funds

    Beat the tax man come April 15 by investing in a charity-friendly fund.
  29. Herding Tendencies Among Analysts

    Just like private investors, analysts are sometimes guilty of following the herd and failing to think independently.
  30. A Look At Berkshire Hathaway's Many Components

    Berkshire Hathaway has 59 wholly owned subsidiaries and owns big stakes in several huge companies. Just how do those pieces fit together?
  31. Japan ETFs May Radiate To Further Weaken The Yen

    Shinzo Abe expressed a fierce determination to jump start Japan's economy through unconventional monetary policy measures.
  32. Finding The Trend With Aroon

    Don't be confused about whether a long-term trend will continue, stall or reverse.
  33. Is There A Changing Of The ETF Guard?

    The headlines have focused on the year-to-date gains for the S&P 500 as well as the relatively minor losses for the Dow Jones Industrials.
  34. Always Bet On Berkshire Hathaway (And Here's Why)

    With its share price at an all-time high amid talk of a stock market correction, why would anyone buy Berkshire Hathaway shares?
  35. Has Stock Bias Affected Your ETF Asset Allocation?

    Vast majority of fixed income ETFs are registering 52-week highs, yet CNBC's focus remains on the geopolitical impact of Ukraine tensions on stocks.
  36. Top 5 Books For Young Investors

    Reading these respected tomes will help you begin your journey into investing on the right foot.
  37. Mortgage Rates To Rise, But When And By How Much?

    Mortgage rates have been at historical lows since 2008 following the financial crisis. They're expected to rise, but when and by how much?
  38. Great Company Or Growing Industry?

    Look at the big picture when choosing a company - what you see may really be a stage in its industry's growth.
  39. How Countries Deal With Debt

    For many emerging economies, issuing sovereign debt is the only way to raise funds, but things can go sour quickly.
  40. How Oil ETFs React To Falling Energy Prices

    Not all ETFs react the same to falling energy prices. Here's a look at a few examples.
  41. Your Three-Step Municipal Bond Workout

    The municipal market has been on a tear this year. In fact, few people anticipated interest rates would fall as they have in the first seven months of the year.
  42. Four Ways to Increase Your Corporate Bond Exposure

    Looking at the corporate bond market over the past few years, we see that there has been a growing demand for both investment grade and high yield corporate bonds.
  43. Trading Volatile Stocks with Technical Indicators

    Short-term traders seek volatility because of the profit potential, which leads to two common questions. How do I find volatile stocks? And how do I use technical indicators to trade them? Find out here.
  44. Selling Premium As Small Caps Play Catch Up

    In our recent article we pointed out a divergence between the small cap Russell 2000 and the S&P 500. However, the divergence has narrowed.
  45. Forecasting Mortgage Rates: Buy, Sell Or Refi?

    If you're paying off a mortgage or plan to buy a home, chances are you pay attention to where mortgage rates are heading. Consider these scenarios.
  46. Understanding Leveraged Buyouts

    LBOs are often presented as predatory by the media, but it really depends on which side of the deal you're on.
  47. Megatrends For Maximum Profits

    Predicting how the world will evolve can help you build a portfolio that can roll with the punches.
  48. MACD Histogram Helps Determine Trend Changes

    Learn how this momentum indicator is used to determine price action on a stock.
  49. Top Companies Trading On The Toronto Stock Exchange

    Canadian stock markets are home to some of the best companies across sectors such as finance, energy, mining and minerals.
  50. The Best Morningstar Tools For Analysts

    Morningstar, both the free standard and premium version, furnishes users with a plethora of analytical and tracking tools.
  51. How The Sarbanes-Oxley Era Affected IPOs

    After the infamous collapse of companies like Tyco, Enron and WorldCom, the government responded to try and prevent it from happening again.
  52. Why You Should Pay Attention To Africa Right Now

    With vast natural resources and a huge, young population, Africa's lion economies could be the next big thing. But how to get exposure?
  53. Boost Your Portfolio Yield With Alternative Income ETFs

    The majority of ETF income investors focus their portfolios on dividend-paying stocks and bonds to generate yield. However, those traditional asset classes have now risen to the point where their income streams have fallen significantly. One strategy to overcome that deficit is to move down the credit spectrum or select speculative equity plays to supplement your core holdings.
  54. Darvas Box Traps Elusive Returns

    Follow a modern trade to see how this old strategy still captures profits today.
  55. This Asian Nation's Stocks Are Up Over 20% YTD

    The Indonesian economy is in a bit of a rut, but new, business-friendly leadership could make its stocks a good bet.
  56. 3 Key Signs Of A Market Top

    Learn the best ways to foresee market corrections and how to profit from them.
  57. Warren Buffett's Bear Market Maneuvers

    This esteemed investor rarely changes his long-term investing strategy, no matter what the market does.
  58. Understand Your Role In The Investing Process

    Knowing what to expect when managing your assets will help you achieve your financial goals.
  59. Where's The Market Headed Now?

    Whether up, down or sideways, learn about some of the factors that drive stock market moves.
  60. How Return On Equity Can Help You Find Profitable Stocks

    It pays to invest in companies that generate profits more efficiently than their rivals. This is where ROE comes in.
  61. The Role Of Speculators In The Commodity Market

    Contrary to popular belief, speculators are important for the market. Find out exactly what they do.
  62. Trade Like A Hedge Fund Master

    Simple techniques can limit losses - but at a cost.
  63. How Much Disaster Can Gold Hedge?

    Gold holds up well in the face of fear, but offers little in times of true collapse.
  64. Does Higher Risk Really Lead To Higher Returns?

    Learn about what is being dubbed the low-volatility anomaly, why it exists and what we can learn from it.
  65. When Financial Crisis Strikes The Bank Of Mom And Dad

    If you really want your kids to learn to be financially responsible adults, it's time to stop giving them money.
  66. Invest Like Madoff - Without The Jail Time

    This Ponzi scammer's professed strategy has been vilified, but it actually works.
  67. Cheap Steps To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

    Making small adjustments to your habits and lifestyle can have big payoffs.
  68. Fracking Can't Happen Without These Companies

    With all the attention paid to fracking, what is are the good investment opportunities? Are the companies that extract oil and natural gas a good bet?
  69. How Fracking Affects Natural Gas Prices

    Whatever you think of fracking, it has done one thing: kept the price of natural gas from increasing any more than it has.
  70. Evaluating An Heirloom

    Whether it's jewelry, furniture or a book collection, once you inherit it you need to decide what to do with it. First, find out what it's worth.
  71. Why Schlumberger Is A Name You Should Know

    Want to make money in the oil and gas industry? Be an ancillary service provider--that's where the real money is.
  72. Using Economic Capital To Determine Risk

    Discover how banks and financial institutions use economic capital to enhance risk management.
  73. A Career In Real Estate Portfolio Management

    Find out why this job more closely resembles the role of a CEO than an asset manager.
  74. How Visa Counts On Your Free-Spending Ways

    The credit card transaction business is so profitable, Visa Inc. doesn't even bother lending money. Here's how they make their money.
  75. Pitfalls Of Copycat Investing

    While it may sound good in theory to attempt to mimic the investment style and profile of a successful institution, it is often much harder (if not impossible) to do so in practice.
  76. Don’t Fight The Fed? Don’t Fight The Treasury Bond ETF Trend

    Think of the U.S. economy as a tricycle. It has three wheels that, if they are all working together, you can get extraordinary and very real growth.
  77. Tactical Asset Allocation And Longer-Term ETF Trends

    One of the most common expressions in the investment world is that "one day does not a trend make."
  78. With US Volatility on the Upswing, Take a Look at Asia

    Although the U.S. economic recovery appears to be gaining steam, lofty stock prices and rising geopolitical risks are finally taking a toll. 
  79. As Boomers Slow Down, Will The Economy Follow?

    Many baby boomers are working past 65. Yet as they inevitably retire, effects on workforce participation and consumer spending levels will be profound.
  80. Top Websites For Home Sales

    Online real estate sites can save you time and effort in finding your next home. Our guide will help you choose the best one for you.
  81. Four-Week Rule Boosts Winning Trades

    Acquaint yourself with an indicator that played a role in the early development of technical analysis.
  82. Why You Should Invest In This Vibrant Asian Nation

    Other than tourism and a recent military coup, what's there for investors to know about Thailand? Plenty.
  83. 4 Leverage Ratios Used In Evaluating Energy Firms

    These four leverage ratios can help investors understand how oil and gas firms are managing their debt.
  84. Investing In Commodities Without the Hassle: Try Commodity ETFs

    Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that invest in commodities offer a convenient, low cost way to access the commodities markets.
  85. These SRI Funds Focus On Empowering Women

    If you're looking to invest in companies that promote the empowerment of women, here are several fund firms to consider.
  86. Where to Seek Equity Income

    During the 25 years prior to 2009, investment income was ridiculously easy to come by.
  87. 5 Things To Ask Before Hiring A Financial Advisor

    Choosing a financial advisor isn't an easy task. Here's a list of the most important things to consider when planning for your financial future.
  88. How To Profit From Recent Market Divergence

    US stocks contemplate the fate of the 5-year bull market as the small cap Russell 2000 diverges from the S&P 500. Market veteran, Todd Gordon has an options strategy that takes advantage of the upcoming unwind of the divergence.
  89. Investor Fatigue Setting In?

    We’re in the midst of earnings season, and thus far the news is largely positive.
  90. Why Coal Deserves Your Attention Right Now

    The coal sector has suffered for years at the hands of cheap natural gas and stiff regulations. But investors shouldn’t count out coal.
  91. How To Find The Best Real Estate Agent

    Most people don't have the time, expertise or motivation to go it alone and finding a good real estate agent becomes essential to enjoying a smooth real estate transaction.
  92. Why to Beware of Asset Class “Cross-Dressing”

    The U.S. investment-grade bond market has offered a sub-3% yield for 14 consecutive quarters. No wonder investors have lost interest in traditional higher-rated bonds.
  93. Toronto Stock Exchange: Safest Investment In The World?

    Canada, one of the wealthiest countries, is also one of the safest places to invest.
  94. Three Big Picture Shifts Worth Paying Attention to

    In today’s era of increasingly abundant information, separating truly meaningful market signals from the mountains of daily noise has never been more challenging.
  95. Real Estate and Crowdfunding: A New Path For Investors

    Real estate investing and crowdfunding - is this a good mix?
  96. Why Gold Attracts Conspiracy Theorists

    Few things attract as many conspiracy theories and theorists as gold does.
  97. Investing In Real Estate Versus REITs

    Article on Real Estate Investing Versus REITs.
  98. More Volatility Ahead?

    Despite recent market swings, volatility is still low by historic standards, suggesting that markets aren’t taking into account the prospect of bad news.
  99. What Is A Short ETF?

    A short ETF will be profitable if the underlying index or asset declines in price, and will incur a loss if the underlying index or asset gains in price.
  100. What Are The Best Real Estate REIT ETFs?

    In a period of low interest rates, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) offer great income potential.
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