Investing Articles

  1. A Tax Primer For Homeowners

    Go beyond interest and find out how mortgage points affect your taxable income.
  2. Are High-Yield Bonds Too Risky?

    Despite their reputation, the debt securities known as "junk bonds" may actually reduce risk in your portfolio.
  3. Basics Of Federal Bond Issues

    Treasuries are considered the safest investments, but they should still be analyzed when issued.
  4. Credit Default Swaps: An Introduction

    This derivative can help manage portfolio risk, but it isn't a simple vehicle.
  5. Passing The Buck: The Hidden Costs Of Annuities

    These may look like good retirement vehicles, but beware of the fees buried in the fine print.
  6. 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.
  7. Hedging Basics: What Is A Hedge?

    This strategy is widely misunderstood, but it's not as complicated as you may think.
  8. Asset-Backed Commercial Paper Carries High Risk

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

    Learn how to find and use the most cost-effective ways to transfer risk.
  11. 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.
  12. The Advantages Of Bonds

    Bonds contribute an element of stability to almost any portfolio and offer a safe and conservative investment.
  13. Why The Economic Recovery Is Slower For Women

    Why are men getting their jobs back quicker than women? Here's a look into why women are not recovering in the job market as fast as men are.
  14. How To Live Off Your Dividends

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

    The current, capital and financial accounts compose a nation's balance of payments.
  16. Take On Risk With A Margin of Safety

    More common risk theories can lead to missed opportunities. Find out how margin of safety can propel your portfolio.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Forex Taxation Basics

    Trading forex can make for a confusing time organizing your taxes. These simple steps will keep everything straight.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. What Is The Intrinsic Value Of A Stock?

    Intrinsic value reduces the subjective perception of a stock's value by analyzing its fundamentals.
  23. Find The Right Fit With Probability Distributions

    Discover a few of the most popular probability distributions and how to calculate them.
  24. 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 dollar.
  25. 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.
  26. 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 did during the subprime lending crisis.
  27. 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.
  28. 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 help.
  29. Green Bonds: Fixed Returns To Fix The Planet

    Fixed-income investors are no longer left out of the green investing revolution.
  30. Protect Assets, Create Income, Retire Happy

    Find out what you can do to ensure a comfortable transition to your post-work years.
  31. Understanding Interest Rates, Inflation And The Bond Market

    Get to know the relationships that determine a bond's price and its payout.
  32. How To Reduce Taxes On ETF Gains

    Boost your returns by learning the tax tricks and loopholes for your exchange-traded funds.
  33. 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%.
  34. A Primer For Investing In Agriculture

    In this article, we'll look at the agriculture sector and the different ways investors can approach it.
  35. A Primer On Preferred Stocks

    Offering both income and relative security, these uncommon shares may work for you.
  36. 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.
  37. Beta: Know The Risk

    Beta says something about price risk, but how much does it say about fundamental risk factors? Find out here.
  38. 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.
  39. Developing Revenue: How To Succeed In A Recession

    With small businesses throughout the world struggling in this economic climate, developing new and diversifying existing revenue streams is becoming increasingly important.
  40. Tactical Tips For Bond Investors

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

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

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

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

    Bonds offer undeniable benefits to investors, including safety and tax advantages.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. The Income Property: Your Late-In-Life Retirement Plan

    You're nearing retirement age and you don't have the nest egg you need. Here's how an income property can help you make up the shortfall.
  48. What Dividends Say About Stock Health

    Dividend payments may reveal information about the future prospects of a company.
  49. 3 Things Investors Can Learn From Traders

    By incorporating some of the best practices of top traders, investors can greatly improve portfolio returns.
  50. 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.
  51. The Challenges Of Investing In A Modern World

    In this article we'll look at some of the unique challenges modern investors face.
  52. 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.
  53. How To Avoid Risk In Your Practice

    Understanding the risks and the potential for losses in your practice keeps you one step ahead.
  54. Institutional Investors And Fundamentals: What's The Link?

    Big-money sponsorship might make a company look good, but it's not always a reliable gauge of stock quality.
  55. Great Expectations: Forecasting Sales Growth

    Predicting sales growth can be something of a black art, unless you ask the right questions.
  56. Naked Options Expose You To Risk

    Find out why these enticing options can spell trouble for your bottom line.
  57. The United States Vs. Canada - Differences In Investing

    While there are certainly some differences, American and Canadian investors have more in common than not.
  58. Why Companies Change Exchanges

    Companies don't elect to leave an exchange so much as they're asked. Find out why.
  59. 5 Hot ETFs You Don't Know About

    There are more than 1,000 ETFs currently offered to investors. Here are five that have seen impressive growth as of late.
  60. The Biggest Financial Hurdles Young People Face

    If you want to manage your finances responsibly, you’ll need to overcome four big challenges.
  61. The Simple And Safe Investment You Might Be Missing Out On

    If you aren't buying savings bonds, you're missing out on a safe, simple and relatively high-yielding investment.
  62. Community Investing 101

    Discover a type of socially responsible investing that helps to contribute to noble causes close to home.
  63. Hedge Fund Failures Illuminate Leverage Pitfalls

    Learn what mistakes cause hedge funds to collapse and how to avoid similar problems.
  64. 3 Broke Countries In 2012

    We go over the nations that are in the grip of financial crisis.
  65. Introduction To Multi-Discipline Accounts

    You get multiple managers, affordable diversification, customization and consolidated reporting all under one roof.
  66. Overcoming Compounding's Dark Side

    Understanding how money is made and lost over time can help you improve your returns.
  67. Should Google Pay A Dividend?

    By offering a modest dividend, Google would likely drive up its stock price.
  68. 5 ETF Classes To Avoid

    Before you wade into ETF investing, take a closer look at these sectors.
  69. 6 Things You Didn't Know You Can Recycle For Money

    You can make extra cash by recycling these odd items.
  70. Getting Started In Foreign Exchange Futures

    Learn how these futures are used for hedging and speculating, and how they are different from traditional futures.
  71. How To Avoid Common Investing Problems

    Learn to overcome eight hurdles that can keep you from realizing the best returns.
  72. ETFs Or Mutual Funds For Your IRA?

    Most actively managed mutual funds fail to beat the market over a long period of time, so it's probably best to go with ETFs for your IRA.
  73. Payroll Deductions Pay Off

    Find out how you can bypass or defer taxes on thousands of dollars each year.
  74. 5 Of The Best Work Abroad Programs For Young People

    If you are a young person looking to experience the world, these education and career paths offer you that opportunity.
  75. Mutual Funds Vs. ETFs: Energy

    There are a number of choices to gain exposure to the energy sector. We go over some of the more prominent options.
  76. Natural Resource Investing

    ETFs and futures are just some of the various investment options available to natural resource investors.
  77. Winning The Jackpot: Dream Or Financial Nightmare?

    Don't assume all prizes are free. Many come with enough costs to render them worthless.
  78. Spotting A Forex Scam

    Forex scams are more common than you think. We tell you how to spot them.
  79. Minimize Your Losses With Alternative Strategy Funds

    Discover a strategy that can be used to participate in the market and still protect the downside.
  80. Looking Deeper Into Capital Allocation

    Discover how companies decide how to spend their cash in a variety of market conditions.
  81. How To Pick A Mutual Fund In A Troubled Market

    Here are some tips to help the amateur investor pick the right funds in the current state of the market.
  82. Top Agricultural Producing Countries

    Discover which countries produce the most agricultural products, which export the most and what is being done to increase production.
  83. 5 Ways The Greek Crisis Could Affect Your Personal Finances

    Keeping an eye on what is happening in Europe could help prepare you for what the future may hold.
  84. Find Equity Opportunities With Currency Moves

    Understanding the relationship between these markets can help you spot profitable stocks.
  85. How Investors Can Negate The Euro Crisis

    The eurozone crisis shows no sign of abating. Here are a few tips you can use to weather the financial storm.
  86. Most Effective Charitable Organizations

    We look at some of the world's top charities and see how much of their donation money actually goes towards fulfilling their missions.
  87. How Much Money Do You Need To Invest In Real Estate?

    Here's a rundown of how much investors need to get started in real estate investing.
  88. Risks To Consider Before Investing In Bonds

    Make sure you understand the risks associated with bonds before making an investment decision.
  89. The Many Ways Charities Make Money

    More than half of all charities generate revenue from "other" ventures. Here are some of the most common revenue generating methods for charities.
  90. Mutual Funds Vs. ETFs: European Equities

    Find out which one offers the easiest, most cost effective options.
  91. 3 Reasons Why You Need To Understand Investing

    Everyone should learn a few investing basics, even if you plan to hire an investment professional.
  92. The 10 Commandments Of Investing

    Use these rules to guide you on the road to financial freedom.
  93. In Praise Of Portfolio Simplicity

    Find out how you can streamline your investments for greater returns.
  94. Introduction To Investment Diversification

    Reducing risk and increasing returns in your portfolio is all about finding the right balance.
  95. Money Management Using The Kelly Criterion

    Not sure how to determine your equity allocations? Read about a system that can help.
  96. Closed-End Vs. Open-End Funds

    Open-end products may be a safer choice than closed-end, but closed-end funds might produce a better return.
  97. What To Expect From The Housing Market In The Remainder Of 2012

    Continued positive data could indicate that the housing sector has finally reached the bottom, and may be on the rise again.
  98. A Primer On Currency Regimes

    Currency regimes are dynamic and complex, reflecting the ever-changing landscape of their respective nations' monetary and fiscal policies.
  99. A New Plan To Prevent Future Bailouts

    This new and innovative plan by the FDIC could help the government avoid the next bailout.
  100. Invest Without Stress

    Have anxiety? Don't worry. We have your worry-free investing guide right here.
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