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  1. Protect Your Nest Egg From A Bear Market

    The economy has its ups and downs. Investors who take a disciplined approach and diversify their portfolio are better prepared ...
  2. Earnings Quality, the Facebook Example

    When judging Facebook's quality of earnings it is important to understand the various sources of revenue and trends in those ...
  3. Top Russian Stocks For American Investors

    American investors looking to diversify their portfolio to include Russian stocks can do so easily by purchasing shares of ...
  4. Novice Trading Strategies

    How to use Investopedia’s Chart Advisor section to build efficient trading strategies.
  5. Not All Online Trading Brokers Are Created Equal

    The online trading broker market is becoming more and more competitive. Small differences between them can add up to big ...
  6. Writing Covered Calls On ETFs

    The strategy of writing covered calls on ETFs can limit your losses and hedge risk, but they cap your upside potential.
  7. Funds That Should Be On Every Investor’s Radar

    When most investors begin planning for a steady income stream in retirement, they tend to gravitate towards fixed-income ...
  8. How To Invest In Insurance Companies

    Knowing the special circumstances that insurance companies operate under helps in evaluating whether or not a listed insurance ...
  9. Top Indian Stocks For American Investors

    American investors looking to diversify their portfolio to include Indian stocks can do so easily by purchasing shares ADRs ...
  10. Interested In Brazilian Stocks? Here Are The Top ADRs

    American investors looking to add Brazilian stocks to their portfolios can do so by purchasing shares of American Depository ...
  11. How Good An Investment Is Life Insurance?

    Compared to other options, does it ever make sense to include cash-value life insurance in your investment portfolio? A look ...
  12. New Options For Investors To Crowdfund The Next Billion Dollar Startup

    The phenomenal success of crowdfunding shows the public's support for startups and small business projects.
  13. Why Is Spread Betting Illegal In The US?

    Spread betting is a speculative practice that began in the 1940s as a way for gamblers to win money on changes in the line ...
  14. How Bitcoin Is Helping Ordinary People Overcome Currency Control In Their Country

    Bitcoin has proven to be a useful alternative as a means to bypass unreasonable and arbitrary government controls over free ...
  15. Where is Bitcoin Regulated?

    Bitcoin is still so new that countries are struggling to make legislation catch up with technology. Some nations are more ...
  16. How To Calculate Goodwill

    Goodwill is an intangible, but it is still possible to effectively calculate or estimate goodwill for a company.
  17. The Best Bets In Dividend Stocks

    Though dividends are thought to realm of conservative investors, they deserve a place in all portfolios. Here are some of ...
  18. Are Shipping Stocks Due For A Rally?

    Several bullish catalysts are lining up in favor of shipping companies. Their current cheapness may not last for long, though, ...
  19. 10 Equity Mutual Fund Bargains

    10 equity mutual funds bargains for any investor or financial advisor.
  20. China's One-Child Policy Explained

    A look at China's plan to control population growth and how it could change going forward.
  21. Online Portfolio Management, DIY or Fee-Based Financial Advisor: Which Is Right For ...

    Should you use an online financial planning service, or do professional, fee-based financial planners justify their higher ...
  22. Bitcoin Liquidity: What The Stakes Are

    Liquid markets are easy to exit; illiquid markets can put traders in a tough spot. Here are the main factors affecting the ...
  23. Where Are Foreing Markets Compared To U.S. Stocks?

    Although several may try to describe the U.S. stock market as “fairly priced,” value-oriented investors recognize the lofty ...
  24. Failing To Build Wealth Despite Making Big Bucks?

    Lifestyle inflation occurs when 'you earn more, you spend more', and your spending ends up matching your earnings. Thus, ...
  25. Selecting Mergers & Acquisitions Advisories For Small Businesses

    Mergers and acquisitions advisories aren't just for big players. Many advisory firms cater to small and medium businesses.
  26. The New Global Banking Regulations To Avert Future Crisis

    These are the types of policies that are being developed to minimize the risks posed to the global financial system by banks ...
  27. Destination Africa: These Funds Offer Easy Access

    Africa's economic growth and growing stability has gotten the attention of adventurous investors. What kind of ETF or mutual ...
  28. A Look At China's Growing Influence On The World

    With the second-largest economy in the world, China has significant (and growing) influence on the global economy. But how ...
  29. Robo-Adviser Wave Gets Big Push From Schwab

    Schwab may not be the first company to offer a robo-advisor, but it's sure to make a big splash. Here's what it'll look like.
  30. Steps To Becoming A Quant Trader

    These days, being highly proficient in mathematics or statistics is the bare minimum requirement for being a quant. You'll ...
  31. Ways To Earn Bitcoins

    There are many ways to earn and own Bitcoins other than just buying them on a Bitcoin exchange.
  32. Alibaba IPO: Why List In the U.S.?

    For companies like Alibaba, a U.S. listing can provide some benefits that they can't find at the exchanges nearer to home. ...
  33. What Can The Monte Carlo Simulation Do For Your Portfolio?

    A Monte Carlo simulation allows analysts and advisors to convert investment chances into choices. The advantage of Monte ...
  34. The Top Sites For The Latest Stock Market News

    News drives the markets for short term price movements. Which websites offer timely, accurate and reliable access to news ...
  35. Ever Wanted to Own International Stocks? Here's How

    Tips and strategies for users to trade in different exchanges around the world.
  36. Interested In Latin America? Eye These ETFs

    These ETFs are an excellent place to start for any investor interested in betting on Latin America.
  37. Applying Binary Options To Equity Markets

    A binary option payout depends on the outcome of a “yes” or “no” proposition, related to the difference between underlying ...
  38. Could Being A Landlord Pay For Your Retirement?

    If you have the money to buy them and the energy to run them – or the funds to pay a good manager – rental properties can ...
  39. A Look At The Most Popular Bitcoin Exchanges

    The Bitcoin exchanges today claim to have learned from Mt. Gox and present themselves as advanced models with better security ...
  40. How Is Europe Affecting The Martkets?

    Quantitative easing in Europe is coming, but too slowly to avert a severe slowdown and perhaps even a hard landing.
  41. Eyeing China? Consider These Economic Indicators

    If you're considering investing in China and want to know when to buy, sell, hold or stay away, consider these economic indicators.
  42. ETF Options Hedge Risk of ETF Trades

    With more ETFs to trade, the risks associated with these investments have grown. To mitigate these risks, ETF options are ...
  43. How Does Janus's Fund Lineup Look Now?

    With the addition of 'Bond King' Bill Gross, Janus is a changed firm. Here's what its fund lineup looks like now.
  44. Tips To Beat Inflation For Near-Retireees

    How can investors close to retirement protect the purchasing power of their savings? Here are some tips for near-retirees ...
  45. Top Insurance Companies

    Ranking the largest insurance companies can be done in a number of ways. Identifying which companies are competitors is a ...
  46. Thank You, Pimco: BlackRock Drops Bond-Fund Fees

    Blackrock has lowered its fees to snag money leaving Pimco's bond funds. But by how much and who's following suit? Read on.
  47. How did 27,000 investors answer to these questions

    We asked more than 27,000 investors across 20 countries questions related to financial issues, from retirement to savings ...
  48. What The Department of Housing and Urban Development Does

    The HUD runs programs intended to support homeownership, increase safe and affordable rental housing, reduce homelessness ...
  49. The 10 Biggest Latin American Banks

    Brazil is home to most of the major banks in Latin America, claiming six of the ten largest financial institutions in the ...
  50. Where International Real Estate Is Booming

    Which country has the hottest property market right now? The answer will undoubtedly surprise you.
  51. What is Alibaba?

    Alibaba might not yet have the name recognition of other ecommerce players like Amazon, but with its record-breaking IPO, ...
  52. What Merger And Acquisition Firms Do

    The merger or acquisition process can be intimidating. This is why merger and acquisition firms step in to facilitate the ...
  53. SIC Vs. NAIC -An Introduction To Industry Classification Codes

    Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Codes and the more recent NAICS codes are crucial to classifying data to measure ...
  54. Top 5 Forex Risks Traders Should Consider

    With a long list of risks, losses associated with foreign exchange trading may be greater than initially expected. Here are ...
  55. How A Limited Government Affects A Country's Finances

    Countries with limited governments have fewer laws about what individuals and businesses can and can’t do. What's the net ...
  56. How Trading Algorithms Are Created

    The steps quantitative traders, and traders using algorithms, follow in order to create their algorithms.
  57. Index Options: A How-To Guide

    Index options, financial derivatives that derive their value from a stock index, can provide stability and peace of mind ...
  58. Quants: What They Do and How They've Evolved

    It sounds exciting to be a quantitative trader, but what do they do? Here's a sneak peak into the world of a "quant."
  59. How Advisors Can Help Clients Stomach Volatility

    Investing has its ups and downs, but financial advisers can do much to prepare their clients and their clients' portfolios ...
  60. Buying A Home: Cash Vs. Mortgage

    If you have the funds, should you buy your home with all cash? Here's how to decide which option – cash or mortgage – makes ...
  61. The Best 4 Places To Invest In Latin America

    Far from stagnant growth, crushing inflation or political instability, these Latin American nations deserve consideration ...
  62. Preferred Stocks versus Bonds: How to Choose

    What is the difference between corporate bonds and preferred stock? The following are a list of pros and cons for each investment.
  63. The Top Five Alibaba Shareholders

    In addition to the new public shareholders, BABA has several prominent major stakeholders. Here are the top five.
  64. The Risks Of Buying Bitcoin

    Virtual currency is probably here to stay, but what about Bitcoin specifically? Does it have a first-to-market advantage? ...
  65. What Bill Gross's Arrival Means To Janus Capital

    Janus Capital's history now has two distinct eras: Before Gross and After Gross. Here's a look at the new Janus and its entry ...
  66. The Real Estate of Oil

    When it comes to real estate, it is location, location, location - and a location with oil or gas underneath may be the most ...
  67. The Top Chinese Companies Traded In The U.S.

    While many Chinese companies trade only on foreign exchanges, some of the top Chinese companies who trade in the United States ...
  68. An Introduction To Price Action Trading Strategies

    For traders who want a mix of technical analysis with their own control in decisions, price action trading offers the perfect ...
  69. Funding Higher Education With An ISA

    ISAs are financial instruments that allow students to raise funds to pay for their degrees by selling shares in their future ...
  70. Where NOT To Invest in Latin America

    Venezuela has more oil than anyone, and Brazil and Argentina have lots going for them, too, so why can't they get out of ...
  71. Getting Market Leverage: CFD versus Spread Betting

    Leveraged products offer investors the opportunity to get significant market exposure with a small initial deposit. Contracts ...
  72. Contract for Difference (CFD) Risks

    Contracts for differences are flexible, highly leverageable trading instruments. They offer potentially outsized returns ...
  73. Why BOND Still Might Be In A Class Of Its Own

    How did investors select worthy alternatives so quickly given the majority of the assets were liquidated at a break neck ...
  74. Keeping More Of Your ETF Capital Gains And Income

    How can you keep more of what you make or made when you retire? Minimize the taxes from short-term trades and taxable interest ...
  75. Emerging Market ETFs Join The “Risk-On” Party?

    The world’s semi-coordinated effort to fight deflation as well as pump up gross world product has sent a number of ETFs onto ...
  76. The Most Common Roth IRA Investments

    What types of investments are most likely to be found in a Roth IRA (and why)?
  77. Getting In On The Texas Oil And Gas Land Boom

    It's no secret that landowners are enjoying rising prices of their oil- and gas-producing plots, but is there any way for ...
  78. Why Is Short Selling Legal? A Brief History

    Short selling -- selling borrowed stock in hopes the price goes down -- was unregulated until the Great Depression.
  79. The Most Important Factors For Investing In Real Estate

    It's a little more complicated than "location, location, location."
  80. Stores Where You Can Buy Things With Bitcoins

    One reason some people are wary of Bitcoin is they're not sure what to do with it other than buy and hold. But the Bitcoin ...
  81. What You Should Know About Hong Kong SAR

    You might know that Hong Kong is both a bastion of capitalism separate from (but also administered by) socialist China. How ...
  82. How Amgen Makes Billions On Just A Few Drugs

    Amgen produces relatively few drugs, but that's doesn't mean it's any less essential or profitable. Here's a look at the ...
  83. Solar Is Starting To Win The Price War

    For solar energy, the story has always been its price relative to fossil fuel prices. Grid parity with natural gas and coal ...
  84. The Death Of The Glamour Stock

    The market has started to realize that QE didn’t keep U.S. Treasury rates low. Instead it encouraged risk-seeking behavior ...
  85. Holiday Savings: A Tip a Day Till Christmas

    Start planning and saving for the holiday season, to avoid starting the New Year with a mountain of holiday debt.
  86. The Key Differences Between ETFs And Mutual Funds

    Given the distinctions between the two kinds of funds, which one is better for you? It depends, so read on.
  87. Three Reasons Why Interest Rates Could Stay Low

    With long-term rates expectations in the US to modestly climb in the near future, interest rates are likely to remain low ...
  88. Munis, Midterms And What To Watch

    There are a few things worth watching in the medterm presidential elections.
  89. How Carlos Slim Built His Fortune

    How did Carlos Slim Helú get to be so wealthy? Here's a look at where the man came from and how he got to where he is.
  90. Investing In New York City REITs

    So you want a bite of The Big Apple? These REITs focus on New York City real estate. Here's what you need to know.
  91. Consumer Staples Defend against Volatility

    Volatility has crept back into the market, but consumers can defend against price swings by investing in consumer staples.
  92. Roth IRAs: Investing And Trading Do’s And Don’ts

    Just what can you invest in in a Roth IRA? And what constitutes a prohibited transaction?
  93. China's GDP Examined: A Service-Sector Surge

    China's economy has surged over the last several decades but still has a ways to go to modernize. Here's a look.
  94. 5 Things You Need To Know About Index Funds

    Index funds, at their best, offer a low-cost way for investors to track popular stock and bond market indexes. But not all ...
  95. What Can an Investor Learn from DuckTales?

    "DuckTales" told the story of Scrooge McDuck. Are there any lessons for an adult investor you might have missed as a child?
  96. The Top Reasons Behind The U.S. National Debt

    National debt, as with a business, is basically the difference between receipts and expenses--but in the U.S., the latter ...
  97. Technical Analysis Strategies for Beginners

    Some investors find fundamentals boring. For those types, there's technical analysis. It's not difficult, but it requires ...
  98. 7 Ways To Protect Against Credit Card Hacks

    If you haven't been hacked yet, it may just be a matter of time. Here's how to protect yourself as much as possible before ...
  99. Main Characteristics of Capitalist Economies

    Commerce is based on the principles of capitalism, but there are few, if any, examples of pure capitalism except in theory.
  100. Self-Directed IRA: The Right Move For You?

    How to benefit from the self-directed IRA's increased investment opportunities – and avoid the scams.
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