Investing Articles

  1. How to Find the Best Bets in Muni Bonds

    Approach investing in municipal bonds the same as you would investing in stocks.
  2. How to Improve Your Cash Flow in Manufacturing

    Here are 10 ways to to improve a manufacturer's cash flow.
  3. 10 Ways to Improve Cash Flow in Construction

    Improving cash flow in construction requires some sector-specific strategies.
  4. Grocery Wars: Who Will Win in 5 Years?

    Grocery stores have been slowly transitioning to become the kind of grocery stores that Millennials want and need.
  5. Strategies To Trade The Nasdaq Index

    The Nasdaq is by far the best-known technology index in the world, and there are plenty of strategies to trade on the Nasdaq ...
  6. The Importance Of LIBOR In Financial Markets

    What is LIBOR and why are its interest rates so important to the financial markets?
  7. Will J.C. Penney Ever Recover?

    After a series of drastic missteps, J.C. Penney may finally be making a turnaround.
  8. Options Strategies That Profit From Rite Aid's Volatility

    Learn why options strategies such as the long straddle and the long strangle enable investors to make big money with Rite ...
  9. Are These 5 Retailers in Trouble?

    The retail environment is a tough one and some companies are doing better than others.
  10. Is Smaller Better When Investing Overseas?

    When it comes to global stocks think small (and not in a market-cap sense). Smaller developed nations have outperformed larger ...
  11. 10 Creative Strategies for Finding Wealthy Clients

    Thinking outside of the box when it comes to meeting prospective wealthy clients can ultimately pay off.
  12. The Economics Of Solar Power

    Even with the massive strides made in technological innovation, sustainable energy has failed to usurp traditional fossil ...
  13. How U.S. Election News Affects The Dow

    We explain the relationship between US politics, election news, and the performance of the Dow.
  14. Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Business's Cash Flow

    Improving cash flow from receivables provides more capital for day-to-day operations and innovation. Here are 10 ways to ...
  15. Military Spending: U.S. Versus Everywhere Else

    A look at the figures and patterns of US spending on its military compared to the other countries.
  16. Top 5 Most Profitable Hotel Companies

    How can companies control so many properties and rooms? The same way McDonald’s controls 35,000 restaurants: franchise agreements.
  17. Few Target-Date Managers Invest in Their Own Funds

    Target-date funds have experienced explosive growth in the past 20 years. Many managers who run them, however, have failed ...
  18. Kohl's: Does a Broken Stock Mean a Broken Company?

    Kohl's stock is broken, but the company is strong.
  19. Finding a Top Financial Advisor in Canada

    Choosing a financial advisor is a difficult and important job. A ranking of Canadian advisors can help you make the right ...
  20. Why Muni Bonds and Bond Funds are Perfect Together

    Municipal bonds and bond funds differ in several ways, which is partly why they complement each other well.
  21. How Are Dividends On IRAs Taxed?

    Reinvesting dividends in an IRA is a great way to grow your retirement funds faster, but be sure you understand the potential ...
  22. Places To Consider Riding Out The Rate Change

    Despite multiple signs that global growth remains sluggish, bond yields recently hit fresh highs for the year.
  23. Which Are the World's 10 Largest Private Banks?

    Most of the largest private banking providers in the world are headquartered in Europe or the United States.
  24. Finding A Discount On Your Next Bond Investment

    Discount rates have nothing to do with buying things on sale. Rather, it helps you figure out how much to pay today for a ...
  25. World's Most Expensive Mansions

    Buying Buckingham Palace is out of the question (probably!), but the rest of the world's priciest mansions are in private ...
  26. Should You Wade Into The Dark Pools Of Liquidity?

    Dark pools of liquidity allow big investors to trade away from the public eye. They limit market impact but may leave small ...
  27. Comparing Impact Investing & Venture Philanthropy

    Impact investing and venture philanthropy might be similar, but there are differences and one is more popular than the other ...
  28. Impact Investing: How it Works and How to Invest

    Impact investing makes a positive impact, socially and/or environmentally, while also aiming to produce positive returns, ...
  29. Will Zynga's New Strategy Win Back Mobile Gamers?

    Explore the history and current activities of the Web game developer Zynga, and learn what the company is doing to make a ...
  30. Try Southwest Airlines Options To Avoid Risks

    Learn how to take a position in Southwest Airlines' stock using option strategies that have limited or defined risk.
  31. Is David Cameron's Austerity Working for Britain?

    Although growth picked up in 2013 and 2014, contrary to Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s claims, austerity is ...
  32. Top Healthcare Stocks Rallying Under Obamacare

    The healthcare industry, bullish via Obamacare, has plenty of stocks with major upside.
  33. 401(k) Investment Policy Statement: An Example

    Here's what a 401(k) investment policy statement should look like.
  34. Which Withdrawal Strategy is Best?

    The bucket strategy and systematic withdrawal strategy are similar in theory but differ greatly in practice. Here's a comparison.
  35. Asset Protection for High Net Worth Individuals

    OK, you've made it. Here's how to hang onto it.
  36. How Much Is Your Investment Worth? A Look At TVM

    Investors are always searching for ways to calculate what an investment is worth. What will the money we invest today be ...
  37. Advisors: Revisit Your Client's Risk Assumptions

    Financial advisors should avoid generalizing a client’s risk tolerance based on their age or other demographics.
  38. Should You Hire an Advisor or DIY Your Savings?

    Investors should consider index funds and robo-advisors before committing to a costly professional money manager.
  39. What an Investment Policy Statement Looks Like

    The anatomy of an Investment Policy Statement.
  40. Risky Business:Trading Inverse ETFs in an IRA

    Since you can't short stocks in an IRA, consider these liquid inverse ETFs instead.
  41. Gauging Entry And Exit Signals With Range Bars

    Wide range price bars often generate important signals that traders can use for timely entry or exit.
  42. How New Traders Can Downplay Costs

    Concentrate on learning to play the game well in your first year as a trader, avoiding high information costs.
  43. Where To Look For Yield In A Low-Yield World

    While U.S. yields are likely to rise by year’s end, last week’s decline in yields is a reminder that we’re in a “low-for-long” ...
  44. How to Invest in Asset Management Firms

    Investing in asset management firms puts your money in the hands of experienced finance pros. Consider these five picks. ...
  45. Financial Planning: Can You Do it Yourself?

    There's no shortage of financial advice out there, but do you have the inclination, time and skills to do it yourself?
  46. Why There's No Such Thing As A Stock 'Free Ride'

    If you're not familiar with freeriding and you're trading stocks, you should be. Although it sometimes happens unintentionally, ...
  47. Buy and Hold: Comfortable, But Mind the Risks

    Don't let the comfort of buying and holding blind you into hurting your portfolio.
  48. How Private Equity Dividends Work

    Everything you didn't know about private equity dividends.
  49. Why These 13 Countries Have No Military

    Can a nation survive without armed forces? Investopedia provides a list of such nations and the reasons why they have no ...
  50. The 15 Fastest-Growing RIAs

    Registered investment advisors are consolidating their business and assets. Here are 15 of the fastest-growing RIAs.
  51. Is Now the Time to Bet on Vacation Spending?

    As Americans embark on summer trips, investors can benefit by adding exposure to the travel and leisure sector.
  52. Watch These Top Wind Power Stocks, ETFs

    Wind power has already grown impressively and its best days are ahead. Here are some stocks and ETFs to consider.
  53. Top 5 Highest-Paying Dividend REITS of 2015

    How should the highest-yielding REITs be approached?
  54. Should You Invest in This Senior Loan ETF?

    The pros and cons of the SPDR Blackstone/GSO Senior Loan ETF.
  55. Are These 2015's 10 Best Generic Pharma Stocks?

    These 10 generic generic pharma stocks present a lot of upside potential for the second half of 2015. Here's why.
  56. Why Do Companies Choose NASDAQ for Their IPO?

    The NYSE is known for its prestige so why do some companies opt to list on the NASDAQ instead?
  57. The Best Bet for Taxes: Traditional or Roth IRAs?

    Choosing a Traditional IRA over a Roth IRA, or vice versa, depends on financial situation and long-term goals, especially ...
  58. How to Profit from the Generic Drug Trend

    Generic drugs are poised to steal market share as patent protections on a number of branded drugs expire. Investors should ...
  59. Why the Government Favors Index Funds

    The DoL’s proposed fiduciary rules appear to favor low-cost index funds that would allow brokers to sidestep many requirements.
  60. Is a Stock's Trade Volume Important?

    Stock volume is easy to calculate but understanding its importance is a little more involved. Take the time because it's ...
  61. Why Zynga's Stock Should Be On Your Radar

    Take a closer look at game developer, Zynga, and the reasons why the company's stock may be attractive to investors at the ...
  62. The Basics Of The New Exchange-Traded Mutual Funds

    We explore how NASDAQ's new product exchange-traded mutual funds work, their benefits, and how they can impact the fund market.
  63. Why To Pay Attention To Today’s Buyback Boom

    There has been a lot of debate recently about whether today’s buyback boom, $133 billion for S&P companies, is good or bad ...
  64. What’s Behind The May Slowdown?

    May brought a pronounced slowdown for funds with U.S. and Europe equity exposure, and less so for other non-U.S. categories, ...
  65. Is It Too Late To Invest In Gilead Sciences?

    Discover whether it is too late to invest in Gilead Sciences. Gilead is a leading biotechnology company with treatments for ...
  66. Diversify Your Asia Holdings with These 4 Stocks

    If you're looking for diversification in Asia, consider these four stocks.
  67. Sports Stocks to Pump Up Your Portfolio

    Want to play some sports stocks? Here's a handful of known names to consider.
  68. Can Under Armour Catch Nike?

    Under Armour has become the second-largest athletic apparel company in the world, trailing only Nike. How did it get there, ...
  69. When Investing in Whisky, Mind Your Liquidity

    As rare spirits fetch unprecedented prices at auctions, investing in whiskey may prove even more tempting than drinking it.
  70. How Mutual Funds Are Taxed in the U.S.

    A look at how mutual funds are taxed and how investors can be more tax efficient.
  71. One Thing To Consider After An Uptrend

    A breakdown at support could eventually yield a profitable trading opportunity in the opposite direction.
  72. Best Ways To Find Profitable Intraday Trades

    This checklist can uncover patterns and setups that generate profitable short-term trading opportunities.
  73. The Basics Of Forex Algorithmic Trading

    Much of the growth in algorithmic trading in Forex markets over the past years has been due to algorithms automating certain ...
  74. Look For These Red Flags In The Income Statement

    Companies can overstate their revenues and understate their losses to boost investor confidence. Learn how to spot the these ...
  75. Top U.S-Regulated Option Brokers

    Options trading requires amassing significant capital and then facing high volatility. To protect yourself, ensure you trade ...
  76. 6 Brokers That Will Pay You To Trade With Them

    We review six leading online brokers that are offering cash bonuses for opening a new account.
  77. Average Rate Of Return For Day Traders

    A look into the question of day trader earnings and factors that play a role in trading success.
  78. Top U.S-Regulated Penny Stock Brokers

    Want to explore the high-risk, high-return world of penny stocks? Ensure you go only with reputable and regulated stock brokers. ...
  79. How To Learn From Your Trading Mistakes

    What distinguishes a good trader from a mediocre one is his or her ability to learn from mistakes and use the experience ...
  80. Pros And Cons Of Solar Energy

    While solar energy technology has some disadvantages that make it somewhat expensive in certain markets, it is becoming an ...
  81. How To Calculate ROI Of A Marketing Campaign

    To make the most of your marketing spend, you need to know how to measure its results.
  82. When Global Economies Converge

    The Divergences in global economic look very much like an explanation for what happened last year, though market observers ...
  83. Is The Chinese Yuan A Good Investment?

    The Chinese economy is growing and so are expectations for its currency. Investopedia explains why the Chinese yuan is a ...
  84. Why To Look For Opportunities Overseas

    While U.S. equities can continue to climb and post further gains before the end of the year, the best opportunities may still ...
  85. Do Record Stock Highs Signal A Top?

    Despite higher rates, U.S. stocks have been posting new records in recent weeks, despite investor concerns about slowing ...
  86. How To Invest In The Swiss Franc

    The Swiss franc is one of the safe havens of the investing world. Learn how invest through ETFs, forex, futures, and binary ...
  87. Pros & Cons Of Day Trading Vs Swing Trading

    Day trading involves making dozens of trades in a single day, based on technical analysis and sophisticated charting systems. ...
  88. Online Gaming Industry Stocks

    A look at some of the top stocks in the online gaming industry.
  89. Abenomics Vs. Quantitative Easing: Which Works Best?

    Abenomics and QE are versions of extraordinary stimulus measures initiated by the Japanese government and the U.S government, ...
  90. Safest Industries To Invest In

    Which are the safest industries and sectors for long-term investment and why?
  91. Pros & Cons Of Dollar Cost Averaging

    The dollar-cost averaging approach helps investors avoid market timing but they give up some potential for higher returns.
  92. Invest In Cyber Security With These Stocks

    Learn about some amazing cyber security plays in this hot sector.
  93. Should My Portfolio Include Private Equity?

    Private equity offers a lot of potential, but is it worth the risk?
  94. How Are Zero-Coupon Municipal Bonds Taxed?

    What every investor needs to know about taxes and zero-coupon muni bonds.
  95. How To Seek Out Winning Trades

    Hunt for new winners with carefully-drawn scanning filters and third party services.
  96. Financial News Comparison: Bloomberg Vs. Reuters

    Access to financial information has grown with the expansion of digital news. Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters lead the pack, ...
  97. The 6 Most Profitable Grocery Stores

    These are the six largest grocery store chains operating in the United States.
  98. Tesla Home Batteries Could Transform Your Electric Bill

    With limited daylight hours, solar power cannot power our homes at night, but Tesla Motors might help solve that problem.
  99. Understanding Lululemon's Business Model

    Lululemon has succeeded in marketing more than just fitness apparel. The company has strategies for continued growth, but ...
  100. A Guide For Understanding Information Cascades

    We explain how information cascades work, how they relate to finance, and why they are important.
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