Investing Articles

  1. A Guide To Real Estate Derivatives

    These instruments provide exposure to the real estate market without having to buy and sell property.
  2. Present Your Clients With A Year-End Review

    If you want to build a better rapport with your clients, this is a good place to start.
  3. The Relationship Between Japanese And Chinese Economies

    China counts on Japan for its manufacturing savvy, while Japan needs China's market to help it grow out of an economic funk.
  4. Advantages And Disadvantages Of ETFs

    You've probably heard that ETFs are better than mutual funds, but you need to consider all aspects before investing.
  5. Will Your Home Sale Leave You With Tax Shock?

    Learn how the newest tax laws apply to the proceeds you earn.
  6. Will Germany's Bailout Save Europe?

    Germany has committed even more money to what may prove to be a fruitless cause.
  7. Is There An Investing State Of Mind?

    The right investment philosophy can help traders remain profitable during these troubled economic times.
  8. Speculating With Exchange Traded Funds

    More and more investors have been drawn to the often volatile ETFs. Learn how you can use this instrument for big returns.
  9. How To Avoid Going Broke After Retirement

    There are many things to consider when planning your retirement, including budgets, taxes and long-term care.
  10. Start Your Own Financial Planning Firm

    Read on to find business tips to make your dream a reality.
  11. The Art Of Speculation

    Speculators believe that the market overreacts to a host of variables. These variables present an opportunity for capital growth.
  12. Don't Sacrifice Saving Just For The Economy

    Consumers should think twice before they sacrifice their saving habits for a faster-growing economy.
  13. Trade On Support For The Best Exit Strategy

    Find your sound exit strategy based on support and resistance levels, while understanding the psychology behind them.
  14. 4 Signs You're Addicted To Investing

    Compulsive trading will ratchet up your transaction costs, stress level and time spent away from the important things in life.
  15. How To Cash In Your Heirlooms

    Learn how to make the most money from your family treasures without getting ripped off.
  16. Corporations Kicked From The Dow Jones

    The Dow measures the economic condition of the United States. Here are some corporations that have fallen out of favor.
  17. How Taxpayers Can Do A Legal Wash Sale

    The wash sale rule can result in the disallowance of a much-needed deduction. Here you can learn what constitutes a wash sale and how to avoid it.
  18. Choosing Between Dollar-Cost And Value Averaging

    These are two investing practices that seek to counter our natural inclination toward market timing by canceling out some of the risk.
  19. Are Derivatives A Disaster Waiting To Happen?

    They've contributed to some major market scandals, but these instruments aren't all bad.
  20. Guaranteed Retirement Income In Any Market

    By laddering annuities, you can be sure you'll have income no matter what the market does.
  21. 7 Tools For Rebuilding Retirement Savings

    If your nest egg has taken a hit, these conservative investments could help get you back on track.
  22. Beware Of Company Stock In Qualified Plans

    While this strategy does have a few advantages, it can also pose some substantial risks to employees.
  23. Choose Your Own Asset Allocation Adventure

    There are many strategies to help balance your portfolio. Here are a few to get you started.
  24. How Often Should You Contact Clients?

    Figuring out how often an investment advisor should contact clients is not easy.
  25. Levels Of Security For Investments

    The simple analogy of different kinds of bicycle locks can teach us a lot about investments.
  26. Using LEAPS With Collars

    This options strategy will help you lock in profit while keeping your upside potential.
  27. DCF Valuation: The Stock Market Sanity Check

    Calculate whether the market is paying too much for a particular stock.
  28. Fundamental Speed: The "Duck-And-Jab" Approach To Forex

    By using economic releases in a timely way, buyers can beat the "big players" without endless chart analysis.
  29. Short Sales For Market Downturns

    This strategy can help in market downturns, but it's not for inexperienced traders.
  30. 3 Of The Most Lucrative Land Deals In History

    Some modern real estate purchases may seem overly expensive, but they are nowhere close to the priciest land deals in history.
  31. The Credit Crisis And The Carry Trade

    When boom times turned to bust, these trades proved devastating for traders and the broader markets.
  32. Covered Call Strategies For A Falling Market

    Find out how to come out on top, even when the market is dropping.
  33. 4 Ways To Use ETFs In Your Portfolio

    To take full advantage of these vehicles, you need to know how they can fulfill certain strategies.
  34. Countries That Thrive On A Weak European Union

    The current eurozone crisis is having a heavy impact on the global economy and certain nations may leave the EU as a result.
  35. How Debt Limits A Country's Options

    While debt is fundamentally necessary to the operation of a national government, it can also be limiting and dangerous.
  36. A Beginner's Guide To Mining Stocks

    Here's a look at mining stocks and what they can bring to your portfolio.
  37. 8 Reasons To Own Gold

    This precious metal's rich history stems from its ability to maintain value over the long term.
  38. An Introduction To Pairs Trading With ETFs

    This strategy can help investors reduce portfolio volatility and make money in uncertain markets.
  39. A Primer On Investing In The Tech Industry

    The tech sector can provide fantastic returns for investors with a little know-how in the field.
  40. Can Good News Be A Signal To Sell?

    Sometimes positive announcements can mean bad news for a stock. Find out why.
  41. How Interest Rates Affect The Stock Market

    Whether you're buying lunch, a home or a stock, you're influenced by interest rates.
  42. Long-Term Investing: Hot Or Not?

    Forget the latest craze - you're more likely to succeed with a buy-and-hold strategy.
  43. How To Evaluate A Micro-Cap Company

    Learn how to think big by investing in smaller stocks.
  44. How To Invest In Commodities

    Find out which futures, options or funds will be your perfect commodity portfolio fit.
  45. Herding Tendencies Among Analysts

    Just like private investors, analysts are sometimes guilty of following the herd and failing to think independently.
  46. What About Canada's Housing Bubble?

    Canadians may want to take a closer look at their housing market, lest it experience the same problems as the United States'.
  47. 6 Decisions That Cost Companies Millions

    Here are some of the worst business decisions of all time, made across a broad range of sectors and industries.
  48. Manage My Own Investments? Are You Kidding?

    Investors need not rely on professional advisors, but going it alone isn't easy.
  49. How Will Your Investment Make Money?

    Discover the basic types of investment income and which asset classes pay them.
  50. Actively-Managed ETFs: Risks And Benefits For Investors

    Find out how these second-generation ETFs are changing the marketplace.
  51. Diversify Your Strategies, Not Your Assets

    Asset classes are intentionally self-limiting, and their use is incapable of creating true portfolio diversification.
  52. Ways You Can Short Europe

    Solutions addressing the woes of the eurozone are varied. Here are some ways you can weather the storm.
  53. Should You Pawn Your Valuables?

    Pawnshops provide easy access to short-term loans, but they aren't the only option.
  54. 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.
  55. Build Stable Wealth With Infrastructure

    Investors who want to build long-term, stable and inflation-resistant wealth should look no further than infrastructure assets.
  56. 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 countries.
  57. Why Are People Hoarding Coins?

    Meet the new class of investor: the coin hoarder.
  58. 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.
  59. To Invest Or To Reduce Debt, That's The Question

    Find out how you can make use of that excess cash and improve your financial situation.
  60. The 3 Most Timeless Investment Principles

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

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

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

    The "shadow market" is a broad-based moniker with both positive and negative connotations.
  64. 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?
  65. 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.
  66. The Currency Market Information Edge

    Unique features of the forex market may allow larger players to get a jump on smaller ones.
  67. 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.
  68. The Eurozone Crisis And AAA Ratings

    The eurozone's healthier economies' exposure to weaker economies is threatening their coveted AAA ratings.
  69. Understanding Social Impact Bonds

    Social impact bonds are powerful investment vehicles for the solving of social issues in a sustainable fashion.
  70. 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 investors.
  71. 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.
  72. 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.
  73. 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.
  74. Creating A Dividend Portfolio For Young Investors

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

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

    Warren Buffett and George Soros employ markedly different investing strategies, yet both men have achieved great success.
  77. Stock School: Student-Managed Investment Plans

    Student-managed investment funds offer future investment professionals a chance to manage real money while earning their degrees.
  78. IMF Or ETF: Which Is Right For You?

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

    Africa has all the natural resources a continent could hope for and is just starting to understand its full potential.
  80. 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.
  81. The Seasons Of An Investor's Life

    From a tentative spring to a comfortable winter, learn how to weather the phases of your investing journey.
  82. 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 with you.
  83. Your Futures Are In Good Hands With CTAs

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

    These emerging markets have the most debt of any others. How does this affect the world economy?
  85. Does Active Value Investing Pay Off?

    Learn about a recently published paper that explores why active value investors underperform.
  86. ETFs Vs. Index Funds: Quantifying The Differences

    If you are trying to choose between these two index-tracking investments, compare the costs.
  87. How The Federal Reserve Fights Recession

    Discover the steps that the Federal Reserve has taken to help save the economy.
  88. Equity Investing For The Buy-And-Holder

    The buy-and-hold investment strategy requires investors to disregard their emotional responses to market movements.
  89. 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 what you should expect from your broker.
  90. 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.
  91. Defining The 3 Types Of Investments

    The first step to being a successful investor is knowing what is and isn't an investment.
  92. Get Personal With Your Portfolio

    Use personal experiences and milestones to help determine your stock picks and investments.
  93. Start Investing With Only $1,000

    Find out what fees and restrictions need to be considered before investing $1,000.
  94. Sugar: A Sweet Deal For Investors

    From sugar beet to sugar cane, this sector is growing despite a lot of sour challenges.
  95. 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.
  96. 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 has on humanity and scientific progress.
  97. The Alphabet Soup Of Credit Derivative Indexes

    Find out how these instruments work and how they are used in the market.
  98. 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.
  99. 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.
  100. Chinese Companies Are Leaving U.S. Markets

    Chinese companies are pulling out of U.S. exchanges and that may be a good thing.
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