Investing Articles

  1. Manage My Own Investments? Are You Kidding?

    Investors need not rely on professional advisors, but going it alone isn't easy.
  2. Actively-Managed ETFs: Risks And Benefits For Investors

    Find out how these second-generation ETFs are changing the marketplace.
  3. Ways You Can Short Europe

    Solutions addressing the woes of the eurozone are varied. Here are some ways you can weather the storm.
  4. Diversify Your Strategies, Not Your Assets

    Asset classes are intentionally self-limiting, and their use is incapable of creating true portfolio diversification.
  5. Did ETFs Cause The Flash Crash?

    On May 6, 2010, the DJIA plunged 998.5 points in twenty minutes. Find out more about what happened that day.
  6. Could Third World Debt Relief Pay Off?

    Debt is as much a political tool as an economic one. Discover if wholesale debt forgiveness is the answer for developing ...
  7. Should You Pawn Your Valuables?

    Pawnshops provide easy access to short-term loans, but they aren't the only option.
  8. Why Are People Hoarding Coins?

    Meet the new class of investor: the coin hoarder.
  9. Build Stable Wealth With Infrastructure

    Investors who want to build long-term, stable and inflation-resistant wealth should look no further than infrastructure assets. ...
  10. Is Now The Time To Buy Put Options?

    A market correction is sure to occur sometime in the near future. Discover if hedging can protect your portfolio.
  11. The 3 Most Timeless Investment Principles

    Benjamin Graham pioneered cutting edge concepts that propelled other top investors to fame.
  12. What Are A Stock's "Fundamentals"?

    The investing world loves to talk about fundamentals, but do you know what it means?
  13. Leveraged Investment Showdown

    Margin loans, futures and ETF options can all mean better returns, but which one should you pick?
  14. Some Thoughts On The Shadow Market

    The "shadow market" is a broad-based moniker with both positive and negative connotations.
  15. Stashing Your Cash: Mattress Or Market?

    Pulling your money out of the market may help you sleep at night, but is it a smart move?
  16. Why The Same Goods Have Different Prices Around The World

    Some items like electronics and automobiles have vastly different prices in different countries. Here's a look at why.
  17. The Currency Market Information Edge

    Unique features of the forex market may allow larger players to get a jump on smaller ones.
  18. Understanding Social Impact Bonds

    Social impact bonds are powerful investment vehicles for the solving of social issues in a sustainable fashion.
  19. The Eurozone Crisis And AAA Ratings

    The eurozone's healthier economies' exposure to weaker economies is threatening their coveted AAA ratings.
  20. 4 Risks Of Investing In Startups And IPOs

    Limit your investment in any startup, IPO or other high-risk vehicle to what you can afford to lose.
  21. Understanding The Risk In The BRICs

    The BRICs offer much in the way of portfolio and economic growth, however, there are some pretty big risks for individual ...
  22. What Does QE3 Mean For The Market?

    What does the Fed's recent announcement mean for the U.S. economy? Read on to learn more.
  23. How To Talk Like An Investor

    Learn all the lingo you'll need to start investing or to impress your coworkers around the water cooler.
  24. Making Sense Of The EUR/CHF Relationship

    The strong correlation between EUR and CHF currency pairs is undeniable. Find out what it means for forex traders.
  25. Creating A Dividend Portfolio For Young Investors

    Young investors should build their portfolios around dividend growth and put the magic of compounding to work.
  26. Psychological Coping Strategies For Handling Losses

    There are a variety of psychological strategies for coping with financial losses and investing mistakes.
  27. Buffett Vs. Soros: Investment Strategies

    Warren Buffett and George Soros employ markedly different investing strategies, yet both men have achieved great success. ...
  28. IMF Or ETF: Which Is Right For You?

    Here's what the professionals think about these similar, but critically different, investment vehicles.
  29. The Rise Of Africa

    Africa has all the natural resources a continent could hope for and is just starting to understand its full potential.
  30. How To Invest On A Shoestring Budget

    Money is tight when you're young, but don't let that stop you from pursuing future riches.
  31. Portfolio Management For The Under-30 Crowd

    Young investors have some advantages over their older counterparts. Read on to learn how to build a portfolio that will grow ...
  32. Your Futures Are In Good Hands With CTAs

    Profit from up, down and sideways markets with commodity trading advisors.
  33. Developing Nations With The Most Debt

    These emerging markets have the most debt of any others. How does this affect the world economy?
  34. ETFs Vs. Index Funds: Quantifying The Differences

    If you are trying to choose between these two index-tracking investments, compare the costs.
  35. Does Active Value Investing Pay Off?

    Learn about a recently published paper that explores why active value investors underperform.
  36. The Daily Routine Of A Swing Trader

    From pre-market to after hours, see what you need to do to capture gains quickly.
  37. How The Federal Reserve Fights Recession

    Discover the steps that the Federal Reserve has taken to help save the economy.
  38. 5 Misconceptions About A Fiduciary

    Having knowledge of what a fiduciary is will not only impress your friends at a party, but it will also help you understand ...
  39. Equity Investing For The Buy-And-Holder

    The buy-and-hold investment strategy requires investors to disregard their emotional responses to market movements.
  40. Losing To Win

    Adopting realistic expectations is essential to staying in the trading game.
  41. Young Investors: What Are You Waiting For?

    By investing at a younger age, you can harness the power of compounding - not penny-pinching - for profit.
  42. Defining The 3 Types Of Investments

    The first step to being a successful investor is knowing what is and isn't an investment.
  43. Start Investing With Only $1,000

    Find out what fees and restrictions need to be considered before investing $1,000.
  44. Get Personal With Your Portfolio

    Use personal experiences and milestones to help determine your stock picks and investments.
  45. Sugar: A Sweet Deal For Investors

    From sugar beet to sugar cane, this sector is growing despite a lot of sour challenges.
  46. 3 Ways You Can Evaluate Country Risk

    Diversifying your portfolio includes looking beyond your borders. Here are a few ways to analyze risk when investing abroad. ...
  47. The Alphabet Soup Of Credit Derivative Indexes

    Find out how these instruments work and how they are used in the market.
  48. Strong Bond ETFs In A Bond-Eroding Economy

    The ETF boom has given the average retail investor the ability to add some alternative bond types to a portfolio.
  49. The ROI Of Space Exploration

    NASA's return on investment can't be measured by only by what it gets back in capital. We'll look at what effect NASA spending ...
  50. When Your Bond Comes Calling

    Callable bonds can leave investors with a pile of cash in a low-interest market. Find out what you can do about it.
  51. Chinese Companies Are Leaving U.S. Markets

    Chinese companies are pulling out of U.S. exchanges and that may be a good thing.
  52. Helium: An Uplifting Commodity

    Helium is a non-renewable resource in an industry dominated by an unusual infrastructure.
  53. Don't Ignore These Emerging Markets

    BRIC nations aren't the only emerging markets worth investing in. Poland, Indonesia and Peru are also on the rise.
  54. A Tax Primer For Homeowners

    Go beyond interest and find out how mortgage points affect your taxable income.
  55. Basics Of Federal Bond Issues

    Treasuries are considered the safest investments, but they should still be analyzed when issued.
  56. Are High-Yield Bonds Too Risky?

    Despite their reputation, the debt securities known as "junk bonds" may actually reduce risk in your portfolio.
  57. Are Bonds Still Useful?

    Bonds may be overpriced in the short-term, but there's no denying their utility as a hedge against more volatile securities. ...
  58. Hedging Basics: What Is A Hedge?

    This strategy is widely misunderstood, but it's not as complicated as you may think.
  59. Using Closed-End Funds To Build Your Core At A Discount

    Closed-end funds offer portfolios a chance to buy assets at discounts to intrinsic values. This is most apparent in the blue-chip ...
  60. Asset-Backed Commercial Paper Carries High Risk

    Asset-backed commercial paper has characteristics that make it much more risky than traditional commercial paper.
  61. Practical And Affordable Hedging Strategies

    Learn how to find and use the most cost-effective ways to transfer risk.
  62. 5 Investing Risk Factors And How To Avoid Them

    Each investment product has specific risks that come with it, while some risks are inherent in every investment.
  63. The Advantages Of Bonds

    Bonds contribute an element of stability to almost any portfolio and offer a safe and conservative investment.
  64. How To Live Off Your Dividends

    One way to enhance your retirement income is to invest in dividend paying stocks and mutual funds.
  65. Understanding Capital And Financial Accounts In The Balance Of Payments

    The current, capital and financial accounts compose a nation's balance of payments.
  66. Ultrashort Bond Funds: More Risk Than Reward?

    These funds' risk may overshadow their returns. Find out all you need to know before you get involved.
  67. Corporate Bonds: An Introduction To Credit Risk

    Corporate bonds offer higher yields, but it's important to evaluate the extra risk involved before you buy.
  68. Forex Taxation Basics

    Trading forex can make for a confusing time organizing your taxes. These simple steps will keep everything straight.
  69. Countries With The Best And Worst Investor Protection

    Discover which countries do the most to protect the little guy from scheming executives and shady back-room deals.
  70. 4 Misconceptions About The Eurozone Crisis

    The eurozone crisis is complicated and rapidly changing. One such misconception is that Greece is the cause of the problem.
  71. Find The Right Fit With Probability Distributions

    Discover a few of the most popular probability distributions and how to calculate them.
  72. What Is The Intrinsic Value Of A Stock?

    Intrinsic value reduces the subjective perception of a stock's value by analyzing its fundamentals.
  73. 3 Companies That Raised Dividends In 2012

    One way for investors to grow their wealth is by investing in strong dividend payers with a history of increasing payouts.
  74. Canada's Commodity Currency: Oil And The Loonie

    When the price of oil goes up, don't worry about how much gas is going to cost - get even by making a play on the Canadian ...
  75. Are Private Student Loans The Next Lending Crisis?

    The CFPB is keeping an eye on the student loan market because it believes it uses the same lending policies as mortgage lenders ...
  76. Billionaires Who Don't Mix Business With The Bible

    Business leaders such as Warren Buffett and Bill Gates didn't build their businesses on religious beliefs.
  77. How To Create A Modern Fixed-Income Portfolio

    Exposure to different asset classes is required to generate income, reduce risk and beat inflation. Find out how bonds can ...
  78. Protect Assets, Create Income, Retire Happy

    Find out what you can do to ensure a comfortable transition to your post-work years.
  79. Green Bonds: Fixed Returns To Fix The Planet

    Fixed-income investors are no longer left out of the green investing revolution.
  80. Understanding Interest Rates, Inflation And The Bond Market

    Get to know the relationships that determine a bond's price and its payout.
  81. Financial Models You Can Create With Excel

    The relatively modest amount of time it takes to build these models can pay for itself by leading you to better investment ...
  82. How To Reduce Taxes On ETF Gains

    Boost your returns by learning the tax tricks and loopholes for your exchange-traded funds.
  83. The Stock Market Loves The Olympics

    Over the last 26 Summer Olympics, the average rate of return of the DJIA during the games was an impressive 4%.
  84. A Primer For Investing In Agriculture

    In this article, we'll look at the agriculture sector and the different ways investors can approach it.
  85. 10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Money In Your Wallet

    Here are some fun and interesting facts about the money that you use on a day-to-day basis.
  86. 5 Places To Keep Your Money When You Don’t Trust the Banks

    Here's a list of places people can safely keep their money when they don't trust the banks to manage it for them.
  87. Developing Revenue: How To Succeed In A Recession

    With small businesses throughout the world struggling in this economic climate, developing new and diversifying existing ...
  88. Tactical Tips For Bond Investors

    Profit from long-term market trends by buying bonds when other investors shy away.
  89. The Basics Of Municipal Bonds

    Investing in these bonds may offer a tax-free income stream but they are not without risks.
  90. Understanding The Time Value Of Money

    Find out why time really is money by learning to calculate present and future value.
  91. Satisfy Your Investment Objectives With Income Funds

    Discover the various categories of income funds and the types of investors for whom they are appropriate.
  92. Savings Bonds For Income And Safety

    Bonds offer undeniable benefits to investors, including safety and tax advantages.
  93. 5 Ways You're Paying Too Much To Invest

    You can't control what the markets will do in the future, but you do have some control over how much you pay to invest.
  94. 3 Ways To Invest In A Volatile Environment

    Here are three different ways to use the low volatility index to invest in a volatile market.
  95. The Basics Of Money Flow

    Learn how this indicator uses both price and volume to record a more complete picture of price action.
  96. What Dividends Say About Stock Health

    Dividend payments may reveal information about the future prospects of a company.
  97. 5 Ways To Take Advantage Of Europe's Situation

    With the euro underperforming, now is a great time to travel, buy a home or go to school in Europe.
  98. 3 Things Investors Can Learn From Traders

    By incorporating some of the best practices of top traders, investors can greatly improve portfolio returns.
  99. The Challenges Of Investing In A Modern World

    In this article we'll look at some of the unique challenges modern investors face.
  100. 5 ETFs For A Tanking Economy

    If the economy has you worried, here are five low volatility ETFs that can keep your money on safer ground.
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