Investing Articles

  1. The Best 401(k) Moves Right Now

    Whether you've been out or in the market lately, the health of your 401(k) is vital.
  2. Sizing A Futures Trade Using Average True Range

    Futures trading is risky business, so it's crucial that traders' positions match the level of risk they are willing to bear. ...
  3. The 2010 Real Estate Outlook

    The real estate market is still struggling, but that doesn't leave everyone out in the cold.
  4. Earnings Power Drives Stocks

    Internal return on investment helps determine a stock's ability to propel shareholder returns.
  5. Surprising Earnings Results

    Consensus estimates can send stocks spiraling - but are they representing reality?
  6. 8 Signs Your Neighborhood Is On The Upswing

    If you were hard-hit by the real estate crash, you may be wondering when things will get better for you. We show you how ...
  7. Modern Portfolio Theory: Why It's Still Hip

    See why investors today still follow this old set of principles that reduce risk and increase returns through diversification. ...
  8. Mutual Funds Are Awesome - Except When They're Not

    This investment is very popular, but that doesn't mean it comes without risk.
  9. Extreme Socially Responsible Investing

    Make your money work for you without putting it into ventures that don't support your values.
  10. Freebies From Your Health Insurance Company

    Whether your goal is to lose weight, quit smoking or just take overall better care of yourself you may have a surprising ...
  11. Is Your Forex Broker A Scam?

    While the forex market is slowly becoming more regulated, there are many unscrupulous brokers who should not be in business. ...
  12. Warren Buffett's Frugal, So Why Aren't You?

    The Oracle of Omaha has a net worth in the billions, but his lifestyle is not as rich as you may think.
  13. Forces That Move Stock Prices

    You can't predict exactly how stocks will behave, but knowing what affects prices will put you ahead of the pack.
  14. Carbon Trading: Action Or Distraction?

    These credits claim to allow buyers to reduce their carbon footprints. Find out how.
  15. The Future Of Green Technology Investing

    Other endeavors may be experiencing a credit crunch, but investing in energy conservation, sustainable energy and resource ...
  16. Will A Systematic Withdrawal Plan Work For You?

    Check out the particulars of an SWP to see if it's the right choice for your retirement.
  17. Making Sense Of Market Anomalies

    Stocks sometimes thwart the efficient market theory by showing some very unusual patterns.
  18. Long-Term Investing With Equity Index CDs

    Equity Index CDs are perfect for investors who don't mind hanging in for the long term.
  19. 2009's Biggest Financial Scandals

    At the heart of every financial scandal is a loss of trust. Find out which major scandals deflated the public's trust in ...
  20. Your Dividend Payout: Can You Count On It?

    We go over several telling factors that can help you answer this question and avoid losses.
  21. Keep It Simple - Trade With The Trend

    Often, the simple solution is the best one. Find out how easy it can be to trade with the trend.
  22. Trade Simple, Trade Smart

    Simplicity can be a trader's best friend. Here is a simple day trading strategy which takes advantage of a stock's dynamics. ...
  23. 2009's Top-Performing Hedge Funds

    We take a look at these investment vehicles that usually make news for blowing up rather than performance.
  24. Should The U.S. Switch To A Flat Tax?

    Some countries have begun charging a flat tax rate instead of the gradual tax system of the Western world.
  25. Investors Misfire With Target-Date Funds

    Using all-in-one funds as one of many can lead to a skewed asset allocation.
  26. Common Bond-Buying Mistakes

    Avoid these errors made daily in bond portfolios everywhere.
  27. 10 Great Investment Books For The Holidays

    Looking for the perfect gift? Here's a list of informative reads you'll want to share with others this season.
  28. Time For A Money Manager Check-Up

    Just because the portfolio isn't plummeting to the bottom anymore doesn't mean money managers are doing a good job. You need ...
  29. Worst Financial Decisions Of 2009

    Given the information they had at the time, these were the worst financial decisions of the year.
  30. The U.S. Dollar And The Yen: An Interesting Partnership

    In order to make the USD/JPY relationship more understandable, we must look at the yen in terms of treasury bonds.
  31. Fight Back Against Inflation

    Inflation is often a consequence of economic recovery. Here's how you can protect your financial portfolio.
  32. Don't Be Fooled By SPINdex Funds

    Active managers now spin their products as index funds and ETFs.
  33. 3 Simple Steps To Building Wealth

    Getting richer is easier if you take it one step at a time.
  34. Find The Perfect Job With A Career Club

    Career clubs can help you get back on your feet, whether you lost a job or just need a change.
  35. Getting An Investment Bank Job During A Recession

    Even in a recession, investment banks are seeking new talent. Learn what will set you apart from the crowd!
  36. Santa's Naughty List 2009

    These Wall Streeters and a Canadian firm are definitely on the naughty list this year.
  37. All About EVA

    Looking for a formula to determine whether a company is creating wealth? Time to learn all about economic value added.
  38. Interest Rates And Your Bond Investments

    By understanding the factors that influence interest rates, you can learn to anticipate their movement and profit from it. ...
  39. Mergers & Acquisitions: An Avenue For Profitable Trades

    When major corporate transactions have a big impact on the currency markets, you can benefit.
  40. 5 Ways To Spot The Next Stock Bubble - And Avoid It

    Playing a market bubble could pay off, but it carries a lot of risk. Avoiding it could be the way to stay profitable.
  41. Benefit From A Winning Investment Club

    Joining an investment club isn't a get-rich-quick scheme, but it can help you learn the ropes or sharpen your investing skills. ...
  42. Global Bailout: Did The U.K. Do Enough?

    The stimulus packages through the recession varied from country to country. Only time will tell who weathered the storm best.
  43. 10 Great Finance Books Of 2009

    Surprisingly, not all of these books are about the recession. But they are all worth the read.
  44. 5 "New" Rules For Safe Investing

    Did the credit crisis leave a new landscape for investors? Maybe, but it's not as unfamiliar as you may have imagined.
  45. Staying Home Vs. Daycare: A Financial Conundrum

    Most moms and dads make this tough decision based on emotion, but there are quite a few financial consequences to each choice, ...
  46. Kairi Relative Index: The Forgotten Oscillator

    Though an older indicator, Kairi can still be a valuable tool for experienced investors.
  47. Did You Miss The Gold Rush?

    Even if you missed out on gold, there are other shiny ways to play precious metals.
  48. No Longer Nomads: The History Of Real Estate

    From caves to condos, we look at how homo sapiens hunted for a home.
  49. 10 Important Year-End Tax Tips

    These tips will reduce your anxiety and can lower your 2009 tax bill.
  50. Financial Institutions: Stretched Too Thin?

    Find out how to evaluate a firm's loan portfolio to determine its financial health.
  51. How Risky Is Your Portfolio?

    Find out how you could be subject to larger losses than you think.
  52. Direct Access Trading Systems

    DATs can dramatically speed up order execution - find out how this system gives novice traders an edge.
  53. Bailout Acronyms 101

    The subprime meltdown gave rise to a mouthful of financial acronyms. Learn how to sort through this alphabet soup.
  54. Get Tough On Management Puff

    Company managers are often skilled at fooling investors. Be critical and don't believe the hype.
  55. Failed Takeovers During The Recession

    Takeover attempts were popular in late 2008 to 2009, but some deals just didn't make it.
  56. Find Profits By Hedging Iron Condors

    Hedging iron condors with put calendars can help control losses, and can even make an investor more profitable.
  57. Understanding Japanese Keiretsu

    The structure of major companies in Japan is steeped in tradition and relationships.
  58. Using Mutual Funds To Profit From Market Dips

    Stop hoping for the indexes to go up and start investing in the reverse.
  59. ETFs: Losing At Leverage

    Leveraged ETFs have been mass marketed, but there are far safer ways to invest.
  60. Things To Know About The Home Modification Plan

    This program allows FHA borrowers to reduce monthly mortgage payments through negotiation with lenders.
  61. The New Generation Of Charitable Gifts

    Stuck for a gift idea? These gifts give to more than your recipient.
  62. Why Gold Matters

    Gold is a very useful investment during periods of instability and high inflation.
  63. Profiting In A Post-Recession Economy

    When the dust from a recession settles, there are often many opportunities for portfolio growth - both locally and internationally. ...
  64. Dubai May Be Least Of World's Debt Problems

    Sovereign borrowers, including the U.S., face reckoning.
  65. Annuities: The Last Of The Safe Investments?

    Fixed annuities are a safe bet for any investor - even in today's volatile market.
  66. Momentum Indicates Stock Price Strength

    Momentum can be used with other tools to be an effective buy/sell indicator.
  67. Protect Yourself From A Falling U.S. Dollar

    The U.S. dollar falling affects everyone. Make sure your portfolio is protected against it.
  68. 6 New Year's Resolutions For The Financial System

    The repair of the financial system will not come quickly, but these New Year's resolutions are a great place to start.
  69. 6 Economic Gifts I Want For Christmas

    Here are six things that will lead to everyone getting their wish this year, and for many years to come.
  70. The Truth About Naked Short Selling

    The media demonizes naked short selling, but in most cases it occurs in a collapse, rather than causing it.
  71. Make Sharp Trades Using Andrew's Pitchfork

    This technical indicator is underused in the currency markets, but it can help you isolate profitable opportunities.
  72. Earnings Sustainability: The Key To Your Investing Future

    Learn how to analyze earnings sustainability - an important part of making sound investments.
  73. The Federal Reserve: Too Powerful?

    The Federal Reserve needs its power in order to make the tough decisions that politicians can't.
  74. Education That Offers The Best Return

    It's true: the more you put in, the more you get out. These careers are the perfect examples.
  75. Socially (Ir)responsible Mutual Funds

    Not concerned about being an ethical investor? Maybe "sinful stocks" have a place in your portfolio.
  76. Home-Equity Loans: The Costs

    Learn the factors to consider when comparing the different programs offered by various lenders.
  77. Accounting For Differences In Oil And Gas Accounting

    How a company accounts for its expenses affects how its net income and cash flow numbers are reported.
  78. Spice Up Your Portfolio With International Bonds

    Going global can add flavor and diversity to an otherwise bland basket of bonds.
  79. EBITDA: Challenging The Calculation

    This measure has a bad rap, but it's still a valuable tool when used appropriately.
  80. Commodities That Move The Markets

    Find out how the everyday items you use can affect your investments.
  81. Overcoming 5 Major Retirement Risks

    Retirement can be pricey but there are ways to boost your savings and minimize your costs.
  82. Long-Term Equity Anticipation Securities: When To Take The "LEAP"?

    Options are always speculative, but LEAPS provide a longer time frame, which may make them more profitable.
  83. Candlestick Charting: Perfecting The Art

    Take a look at continuation patterns and how they can confirm or deny trends.
  84. The Louvre Accord: The Fight Against U.S. Dollar Deflation

    After the Plaza Accord, the U.S. dollar continuously declined. In an effort to put on the brakes, the G6 convened.
  85. A New Financial Crisis On The Horizon

    Low interest rates and deflation are leading to some disturbing banking and market trends.
  86. The 5 Most Influential Bankers Of All Time

    These bankers shaped the current financial system - though some didn't live to see the fruits of their labor.
  87. Top-Down Analysis: Finding The Right Stocks And Sectors

    The top-down investment strategy depends on economy and market strength. Find out what you should know before jumping in. ...
  88. Recession Stats You Need To Know

    We take a look at some of the most quoted recession statistics, and find out how they're calculated and who they affect.
  89. 6 Common Misconceptions About Dividends

    You've almost certainly heard these commonly held beliefs about dividends. Find out why they're wrong.
  90. Money Market Mayhem: The Reserve Fund Meltdown

    This event serves as a stark reminder to investors about understanding their portfolios.
  91. Candlesticks Light The Way To Logical Trading

    Crowd psychology is the reason this technique works. Find out how to make it work for you.
  92. Corporate Thanksgiving: Who Should Be Thankful For What

    There may not be a lot to be thankful for in terms of this year’s economy, but some sectors have more to be thankful than ...
  93. A Brief History Of The Hedge Fund

    Find out how this U.S.-born investment innovation became a $1-trillion industry that's both praised and vilified by the media. ...
  94. How Credit Cards Built A Plastic Empire

    A decade before Mastercard or Visa existed, the first credit card company was introduced.
  95. Your Financial Life: From Stressful To Stress-Free

    Find out how to get the ball rolling on your future financial security. Then sit back and watch things unfold.
  96. These Financial Products Are Too Complex For The Average Joe

    Structured financial products are so elaborate that investors are unable to assess costs and risk.
  97. The Plaza Accord: The World Intervenes In Currency Markets

    In 1985, the G-5 nations signed an agreement to devalue the United States currency and correct the GDP. To an extent, it ...
  98. Introduction to Types of Trading: Technical Traders

    Learn about the different traders and explore in detail the broader approach that looks to the past to predict the future. ...
  99. Did the Stimulus Work? It Depends On Who You Ask

    Did the federal government's stimulus effort work or did it fail? What seems like a straightforward area of inquiry has become ...
  100. The Volatility Index: Reading Market Sentiment

    Using the Volatility Index can be essential for investing success.
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