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  1. Buyout Cycle Boosts Biotech ETFs

    The 230% single day gain that IDIX experienced as a result of the buyout had a huge impact on the SPDR Biotechnology ETF ...
  2. Synthetic vs Physical ETFs

    New and advanced versions of ETFs have been developed over the years.
  3. What You Need To Know About The Fiduciary Standard

    The financial industry has spent a boatload of money to prevent more stringent fiduciary requirements. Here’s what’s at stake.
  4. The Rise of 401(k) Brokerage Accounts

    Many 401(k) plans now allow participants to trade stocks and bonds by offering brokerage accounts inside the tax-deferred ...
  5. Disturbing Headlines, Strong Equity Markets: Why the Disconnect?

    It’s hard not to see some disconnect between recent disturbing world news headlines and the market’s quiet advance.
  6. U.S. Marshals To Auction Off Seized Bitcoins

    The U.S. Marshals are auctioning off 29,656.51306529 bitcoins seized from drug site Silk Road. To be eligible, you'll need ...
  7. Real Estate Flipping: 8 Disclosures You Must Make

    If you don't tell potential buyers about these situations and possible hazards, you could find yourself in court. Here's ...
  8. Will The High Times In High Yield Continue?

    With junk bond yields at around 5% now, investors are wondering whether the risk is worth the reward.
  9. Why Real Estate Crowdfunding Will Be Loved by You, The Lazy Investor

    A new investment that is growing in popularity is called real estate crowdfunding.
  10. Impact Investing: Making A Difference And A Profit

    Most investors spend their time chasing returns. But what if there was a way to do good while also turning a profit?
  11. Which Billionaire Could Be Your New Neighbor?

    Just how much real estate can the fortunes of the founders of Tesla, Google, Amazon and Microsoft buy? You'll be surprised.
  12. Time to Cash In Your U.S. Savings Bonds?

    If your U.S. Savings Bonds are dated 1984 or earlier, they've reached maturity and stopped paying interest. Cash them in ...
  13. Who Actually Benefits From Target Date Funds?

    This pre-packaged retirement investment option could be the perfect fit for some investors and a downfall for others. Which ...
  14. Why This Investment Will Remain A Boomer's Best Friend

    The retirement of millions of Baby Boomers will come with many knock-on effects, but risk-averse investors can take solace ...
  15. 3 “Risk-Off” Signs For ETF Investors

    Warning signs that ETF investors may wish to follow.
  16. How Risky Is A Short Sale?

    Short selling has a number of risks that make it highly unsuitable for the novice investor.
  17. Can the Stock & Bond Market Rallies Continue?

    If you’ve watched the news lately, you’ve noticed there is a lot of talk about interest rates. So you might be asking: Why ...
  18. A Guide For Buying ETFs On Margin

    "Buying on margin" is like shopping with a credit card, as it allows you to spend more than you have in your wallet.
  19. Should India Be On Investors' Radars?

    Policy paralysis and investor indifference have defined India for some time, but a new government bent on cutting red tape ...
  20. An Introduction To Target Date Funds

    Target date mutual funds can be an alternative to bonds and CDs for investors who do not wish to actively manage their savings. ...
  21. Five Questions to Ask About Your Company's 401(k) Plan

    Having a comfortable retirement depends on taking maximum advantage of your company's 401(k), if it's offered. Here's what ...
  22. Seven Well-Worn Secrets to Investment Success

    Highlights and recommendations of a veteran portfolio manager for investment success.
  23. Russian Interests

    Tensions between Russia and Ukraine remain high, and have spilled onto the international stage.
  24. Why a Rise In the National Debt Is Good for You

    In the first quarter of the year, the household national debt for Americans was $129 billion. Yet contrary to popular belief, ...
  25. Top 10 Factors When Buying Country ETFs

    Here are our Top Ten factors to consider when buying a country ETF.
  26. Value Offers a Cushion: Why Last Year’s Winners Are Now Losers and Vice Versa

    A trend in markets this year has been the poor performance of last year’s stock market winners, and the resilience of some ...
  27. Unconstrained Investing: What It Is … And What It Isn’t

    “Unconstrained investing” is a term that is bandied about frequently—and is an investment approach that can often be misunderstood.
  28. “Old Tech” ETFs Are Better Risk-Reward Prospects Than “New Tech” ETFs

    Scores of investors often regard Benjamin Graham as the grandfather of value investing. Even those who shun Graham’s ...
  29. What Is ICE LIBOR And What Is It Used For?

    In the case of ICE LIBOR, an innocent-sounding set of letters has a profound bearing on every loan you make.
  30. How To Earn The Most From CDs When Interest Rates Are Low

    Certificates of deposit might not seem like a good place to keep your money when interest rates are low, but they do offer ...
  31. When Should You Make A Short Sale?

    Consider making a short sale in the following circumstances: Bearish trend is developing rapidly, fundamentals are deteriorating, ...
  32. Four Market Risks to Focus on This Summer

    Four market risks to pay attention to this summer.
  33. Learn How To Invest Defensively From This Hedge Fund Pro

    With the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 hovering near all-time highs and plenty of investors shifting to a ...
  34. 5 Funds to Fight Inflation

    Judging by the price action and performance of conventional inflation hedges over the last 12 months, it appears the investing ...
  35. Why Now May Be The Right Time For Emerging Market Bonds

    The emerging markets fixed income space continues to see some volatility, but there are some potentially attractive entry ...
  36. Why Is Bitcoin's Value So Volatile?

    Bitcoin's value fluctuates due to a confluence of factors, including media hype and perceived value.
  37. Bargain ETFs Are Sitting In Plain View

    Last week, at the same time that the Dow had been hitting an all-time high, the Russell 2000 had been crossing below its ...
  38. Do U.S. High Corporate Tax Rates Hurt Americans?

    The United States has the highest corporate tax rate of the 34 developed, free-market nations that make up the Organization ...
  39. Five Things to Know About Quitclaim Deeds

    If that property you're about to buy has a quitclaim deed, check very carefully before you hand over your cash.
  40. Preparing Your Portfolio For Climate Change

    A recent White House's report paints an alarming picture of coming climate change. How will you adjust your portfolio to ...
  41. Could One Bitcoin Come To Be Worth $1 Million? Q&A

    "If Bitcoin lives up to its potential and becomes the working capital of international trade, it could be used for cross ...
  42. These Astute Bets Helped Hedge Funds Win Big

    Some astute bets helped hedge fund managers increase their average take by 50% in 2013, though the majority of funds were ...
  43. ETF “Technology” Gaining Ground: What it means for Your Portfolio

    A new report from Greenwich Associates reveals that institutional investors are increasingly embracing ETF “technology”. ...
  44. Fundamental Investment Metrics For Buying Stocks And Bonds

    Don't let the name fool you. Even a "fundamental" investor has to pay attention to certain metrics.
  45. What Will Become of Berkshire Hathaway Beyond Buffett?

    Warren Buffett, who has become almost synonymous with the term “investor,” remains robust, but at 83 is clearly somewhere ...
  46. 5 Key Strategies For ETF Growth Investors

    Key strategies you can employ that will allow you to get out ahead of near-term volatility.
  47. How To Protect Yourself From Rising Interest Rates

    Today's historically low interest rates have just one way to go. How should you prepare for their inevitable rise?
  48. An Introduction To Dark Pools

    Dark pools are an ominous-sounding term for private exchanges or forums for trading securities; unlike stock exchanges, dark ...
  49. Is It Time To Break Up Berkshire Hathaway?

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is at the pinnacle of success and that’s when business leaders have to be the most wary. ...
  50. “Cautious” Investors: Saying One Thing, Doing Another

    Five years into an equity bull market, investors say they’re still cautious. However, Americans hold as much risk in their ...
  51. The Perils Of Program Trading

    The increasing use of program trading makes market glitches inevitable - and sometimes disastrous.
  52. The Home Appraisal: Your Key to a Successful Refinance

    When you refinance your mortgage, everything hinges on the appraisal. Here's what appraisers look at, how to make your home ...
  53. 3 Defensive Equity ETFs For Turbulent Times

    Investors that are concerned about the recent volatility in the stock market may want to consider looking at conservative ...
  54. What is Bitcoin Mining?

    How does Bitcoin get released into circulation?
  55. Are People Really Receiving Their Salary Through Bitcoin?

    Did you know people are having their salaries paid with Bitcoin?
  56. Top 2014 Muni Bond ETFs

    April 15 came and went, but the memory of how much of your pay the IRS helped itself to should remain clear. As should the ...
  57. 3 Intriguing Canada ETFs For Your Portfolio

    Canada offers many attractive qualities for investors seeking exposure to North America, including plentiful natural resources, ...
  58. “Cautious” Investors: Saying One Thing, Doing Another

    Five years into an equity bull market, investors say they’re still cautious. However, Americans hold as much risk in their ...
  59. Are Mutual Funds Doomed?

    Decreases in mutual fund classes and the growing use of ETFs means the future of mutual funds will be anything but smooth. ...
  60. You'd Better Know Your High-Frequency Trading Terminology

    The upsurge of investor interest in high-frequency trading (HFT) caused by Michael Lewis’ book “Flash Boys: A Wall Street ...
  61. What Maker-Taker Fees Mean To You

    Exchanges and a few high-frequency traders are being scrutinized for a rebate pricing system regulators believe distorts ...
  62. Outside the Box: Hoisington Investment Mgmt Review and Outlook, Q1 2014

    Outside the Box: Hoisington Investment Management Quarterly Review and Outlook, First Quarter 2014
  63. Why Stick With Energy Stocks? (Hint: Geopolitical Risk)

    By most fundamental measures, oil prices should be declining. Russ explains why they’re on the rise instead, how this has ...
  64. Are We Setting Ourselves Up For Another Financial Crisis?

    “More money has been lost because of four words than at the point of a gun. Those words are, ‘This time is different.’”
  65. What $175,000 Will Buy in the Tampa-St. Pete-Clearwater Real Estate Market

    Prices for Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Fla. area homes are up 13.3% from the same month last year, but the median price ...
  66. Bad Investor Behavior: Overemphasizing Experience

    Behavioral finance researchers have discovered that our personal experiences disproportionately impact our investing behavior. ...
  67. Overbought Or Oversold? Use The Relative Strength Index To Find Out

    The Relative Strength Index comes in handy when identifying areas that are potentially overbought or oversold.
  68. How IEX is Combating Predatory Types Of High-Frequency Traders

    IEX is an Alternative Trading System (ATS) that seeks to combat predatory trading, particularly high-frequency trading. ...
  69. Thoughts From The Frontline: Every Central Bank For Itself

    Thoughts from the Frontline: Every Central Bank for Itself
  70. The Four Most Commonly-Used Indicators In Trend Trading

    Here are the top indicators and tools trend traders use to establish when trends exist and to find entry/exit points.
  71. 3 Dumb Ways to Borrow Money

    Money — everyone needs it, but not everyone has it. Many people who find themselves in a financial bind aren’t left with ...
  72. Your Bad Financial Habits Can Hurt Your Kids

    Modeling sensible planning and budgeting practices in front of your kids helps set them up for a lifetime of financial good ...
  73. For Individual Investors, These May Be The Best Of Times

    The raging debate on high frequency trading may lead the average retail investor to think that he/she continues to get a ...
  74. Infographic - The Lifecycle of a Bond

    Basic information on how Bonds work.
  75. What $200,000 Will Buy In The Atlanta Real Estate Market

    Atlanta housing prices are up from last year, but they're still lower than the national median. And there's lots of inventory ...
  76. Bubble Bursting? Only For Biotech & Internet Stocks

    The recent sluggish performance of U.S. stocks is leading some market watchers to question whether we’re witnessing the bursting ...
  77. Use Knock-Out Options To Lower The Cost of Hedging

    Unlike a plain-vanilla call or put option where the only price defined is the strike price, a knock-out option has to specify ...
  78. The Odd Lot Theory: Betting That Small Investors Are Wrong

    The odd lot theory is a largely discredited proposition that small investors are usually wrong and that doing the exact opposite ...
  79. The Most Accurate Way To Gauge Returns: The Compound Annual Growth Rate

    The compound annual growth rate, or CAGR for short, represents one of the most accurate ways to calculate and determine returns ...
  80. Why The Winklevoss Twins' New Bitcoin ETF Matters

    The Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust, currently moving towards regulatory approval and expected out later this year, will be a Bitcoin ...
  81. PIMCO’s New ETF Play – Here’s What You Need To Know

    A list and summary review of the new Pimco ETFs.
  82. What $300,000 Will Buy In The Riverside/San Bernardino Real Estate Market

    The median list price for the San Bernardino/Riverside, Calif. market is $292,800, up 24.6% from the same month last year, ...
  83. Understanding the "Hanging Man": The Optimistic Candlestick Pattern

    A hanging man is a candlestick pattern that hints at the reversal of an uptrend. The candlestick is recognizable by a small ...
  84. Use The McClellan Oscillator To Measure Market "Breadth"

    How broad is the market? And, once we answer that question, how can we use that answer to our advantage?
  85. What Is Worse Than Being At Risk?

    You may have heard the old adage: “What is worse than being lost? Not knowing you are lost.” In that same vein: What is worse ...
  86. How the Case Against BofA's Ken Lewis Fizzled

    The regulatory cloud has lifted for Kenneth D. Lewis. Last week, the former head of Bank of America received a modest penalty, ...
  87. Can Paying Off Your Mortgage Early Hurt Your Net Worth?

    Saving your money and making double or even triple payments on a mortgage may sound productive, but it could hurt your overall ...
  88. What $250,000 Will Buy In The Phoenix Real Estate Market

    The number of real estate listings in the Phoenix-Mesa market has increased more than 45% since February 2013. Find out what ...
  89. Sanctions Between Countries Pack a Bigger Punch Than You Might Think

    In response to Russia's annexation of Crimea, in March 2014 the West slapped sanctions on dozens of Russian hotshots. So ...
  90. Five Alternative Investments For Main Street

    FOX Business Network anchor Deirdre Bolton explains the alternative investments investors ask her about the most.
  91. The Risks Of Investing In Emerging Markets

    In a volatile market, domestic investing can be risky. Many investors choose to look overseas for diversification - but that ...
  92. Who Is Satoshi Nakamoto, Mysterious Bitcoin Founder?

    Short answer: No one knows.
  93. How To Use The Chaikin Oscillator To Your Advantage

    How best to reconcile increasing or decreasing volume with price fluctuations? No one has a definitive answer, but Marc Chaikin ...
  94. How Traders Can Utilize CCI (Commodity Channel Index) To Trade Stock Trends

    Use the Commodity Channel Index (CCI) to enter and exit price trends.
  95. Can Tweets And Facebook Posts Predict Stock Behavior?

    Social sentiment indicators - which track the frequency with which a stock is mentioned on Twitter or Facebook - are becoming ...
  96. Key Takeaways From Warren Buffett's Annual Letters To Shareholders

    A simple yet invaluable look into the key themes Warren Buffett repeats in his annual letter to shareholders.
  97. Reverse Mortgages 101

    Just because you can apply for a reverse mortgage doesn’t mean you should. Get a general idea of how these work, as well ...
  98. America Launches Its First Bitcoin ATMs : Q&A With Liberty Teller Co-Founder

    Investopedia interviewed one of the co-founders of Liberty Teller, a start-up company that launched the U.S.'s first Bitcoin ...
  99. Is Homeownership A Smart Investment Again?

    Homeownership remains cheaper than renting across the nation. However, these findings speak broadly to the national market, ...
  100. Money Market Funds: Enough Regulation Already?

    Since September, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been sitting on proposed rules for money market mutual ...
  101. J.P. Morgan's Long-Awaited ETF: Playing Close To The Vest

    Why is J.P. Morgan getting into the ETF game now?
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