Investing Articles

  1. Barking Up The Dogs Of The Dow Tree

    One well-known and successful strategy for cashing in on dividends is the Dogs of the Dow. Here's what you need to know about ...
  2. Plain English: The Fiscal Cliff Explained

    The fiscal cliff is all over the news. Find out what it means and how it could affect you.
  3. Major Indexes Near Pre-Recession Levels: Is History Repeating Itself?

    The markets look to be moving back to where they were before the recession. Does this mean another is on the way?
  4. 6 Ways The Fiscal Cliff Could Affect You

    From taxes to unemployment rates, there are many ways the average American could be affected by the possible fiscal cliff. ...
  5. Getting To Know Stock Screeners

    Finding good stocks can be like finding a needle in a haystack. But these invaluable tools can help.
  6. Offset Risk With Options, Futures And Hedge Funds

    Though all portfolios contain some risk, there are ways to lower it. Find out how.
  7. Cutting Edge Options Trades: The Zero-Premium Hedge

    This options trade is essentially free and can have huge profit potential, but it's not without its risks.
  8. Precious Metals Funds: A Golden Opportunity?

    Used intelligently, precious metals can help an investor obtain decent returns in a terrible market.
  9. The Barnyard Basics Of Derivatives

    This tale of a fictional chicken farm is a great way to learn how derivatives work in the market.
  10. How To Select A Financial Advisor

    Understanding one's own needs and what different advisors do are critical elements in the selection process.
  11. Quantitative Analysis Of Hedge Funds

    Hedge fund analysis requires more than just the metrics used to analyze mutual funds.
  12. 5 More Ways The U.S. Government Wastes Your Money

    To balance the budget, the first priority should be to eliminate unnecessary spending. Here are five examples of how that's ...
  13. Add Some Real Estate To Your Portfolio

    From REITs to owning your own home, find out how diversify your portfolio with real estate assets.
  14. Cashing In On The Venture Capital Cycle

    Find out how VC firms make the market go round, and round and round.
  15. A Guide To Real Estate Derivatives

    These instruments provide exposure to the real estate market without having to buy and sell property.
  16. 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.
  17. 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. ...
  18. 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.
  19. Is There An Investing State Of Mind?

    The right investment philosophy can help traders remain profitable during these troubled economic times.
  20. Will Germany's Bailout Save Europe?

    Germany has committed even more money to what may prove to be a fruitless cause.
  21. Will Your Home Sale Leave You With Tax Shock?

    Learn how the newest tax laws apply to the proceeds you earn.
  22. 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. ...
  23. How To Avoid Going Broke After Retirement

    There are many things to consider when planning your retirement, including budgets, taxes and long-term care.
  24. Securitizing Your Health With ACOs

    ACOs have the components required to securitize. Can your health become an instrument that can be traded?
  25. Start Your Own Financial Planning Firm

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

    Speculators believe that the market overreacts to a host of variables. These variables present an opportunity for capital ...
  27. Momentum Trading With Discipline

    This type of strategy demands controlled decision-making, requiring a continual refinement of entry and exit techniques. ...
  28. Don't Sacrifice Saving Just For The Economy

    Consumers should think twice before they sacrifice their saving habits for a faster-growing economy.
  29. 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.
  30. How To Cash In Your Heirlooms

    Learn how to make the most money from your family treasures without getting ripped off.
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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.
  33. Evaluating Retained Earnings: What Gets Kept Counts

    A company's retained earnings matter. Be investment-savvy and learn how to analyze this often overlooked information.
  34. 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 ...
  35. Analyze Investments Quickly With Ratios

    Make informed decisions about your investments with these easy equations.
  36. Analyzing A Bank's Financial Statements

    A careful review of a bank's financial statements can help you identify key factors in a potential investment.
  37. Useful Balance Sheet Metrics

    These metrics can help you better understand the information found on balance sheets.
  38. Guaranteed Retirement Income In Any Market

    By laddering annuities, you can be sure you'll have income no matter what the market does.
  39. Are Derivatives A Disaster Waiting To Happen?

    They've contributed to some major market scandals, but these instruments aren't all bad.
  40. Introduction To The Arms Index

    Developed in 1967 by Richard Arms, this volume-based breadth indicator can be applied over various time periods.
  41. Understanding Pro-Forma Earnings

    These figures can either shed light on a company's performance or skew it. Find out why.
  42. 7 Tools For Rebuilding Retirement Savings

    If your nest egg has taken a hit, these conservative investments could help get you back on track.
  43. How Often Should You Contact Clients?

    Figuring out how often an investment advisor should contact clients is not easy.
  44. Using LEAPS With Collars

    This options strategy will help you lock in profit while keeping your upside potential.
  45. Levels Of Security For Investments

    The simple analogy of different kinds of bicycle locks can teach us a lot about investments.
  46. DCF Valuation: The Stock Market Sanity Check

    Calculate whether the market is paying too much for a particular stock.
  47. Analyzing Operating Margins

    Find out how to put this important component of equity analysis to work for you.
  48. 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.
  49. Short Sales For Market Downturns

    This strategy can help in market downturns, but it's not for inexperienced traders.
  50. 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. ...
  51. The Credit Crisis And The Carry Trade

    When boom times turned to bust, these trades proved devastating for traders and the broader markets.
  52. 3 Industry-Impacting Innovations On The Horizon

    Here are some industry-impacting innovations that could potentially belong in the famed Carousel of Progress.
  53. Covered Call Strategies For A Falling Market

    Find out how to come out on top, even when the market is dropping.
  54. 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. ...
  55. 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.
  56. 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.
  57. A Beginner's Guide To Mining Stocks

    Here's a look at mining stocks and what they can bring to your portfolio.
  58. The Importance Of Other Comprehensive Income

    Understanding and analyzing OCI greatly improves financial analysis, especially for financial companies.
  59. 8 Reasons To Own Gold

    This precious metal's rich history stems from its ability to maintain value over the long term.
  60. Cheap Stocks Or Value Traps?

    The value of stocks that trade at less than cash per share can be deceiving.
  61. An Introduction To Pairs Trading With ETFs

    This strategy can help investors reduce portfolio volatility and make money in uncertain markets.
  62. 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.
  63. How Interest Rates Affect The Stock Market

    Whether you're buying lunch, a home or a stock, you're influenced by interest rates.
  64. Can Good News Be A Signal To Sell?

    Sometimes positive announcements can mean bad news for a stock. Find out why.
  65. How To Evaluate A Micro-Cap Company

    Learn how to think big by investing in smaller stocks.
  66. Long-Term Investing: Hot Or Not?

    Forget the latest craze - you're more likely to succeed with a buy-and-hold strategy.
  67. Trading Failed Breaks

    Learn how to capitalize on the predictable behavior of others during breakouts and breakdowns.
  68. How To Invest In Commodities

    Find out which futures, options or funds will be your perfect commodity portfolio fit.
  69. 3 Great Business Battles

    Here are some U.S. companies that have historically competed with one another for market supremacy.
  70. The Advantages Of Investing In Aggressive Companies

    Often the most attractive companies are also a little fierce - learn how to spot healthy corporate aggression.
  71. 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.
  72. 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'. ...
  73. Use The Momentum Strategy To Your Advantage

    Learn how to use a number of different indicators to know when to make your trading moves.
  74. Manage My Own Investments? Are You Kidding?

    Investors need not rely on professional advisors, but going it alone isn't easy.
  75. Actively-Managed ETFs: Risks And Benefits For Investors

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

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

    Solutions addressing the woes of the eurozone are varied. Here are some ways you can weather the storm.
  78. Build Stable Wealth With Infrastructure

    Investors who want to build long-term, stable and inflation-resistant wealth should look no further than infrastructure assets. ...
  79. 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 ...
  80. Why Are People Hoarding Coins?

    Meet the new class of investor: the coin hoarder.
  81. Should You Pawn Your Valuables?

    Pawnshops provide easy access to short-term loans, but they aren't the only option.
  82. 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.
  83. 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.
  84. 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.
  85. The 3 Most Timeless Investment Principles

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

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

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

    The "shadow market" is a broad-based moniker with both positive and negative connotations.
  89. 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?
  90. 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.
  91. The Currency Market Information Edge

    Unique features of the forex market may allow larger players to get a jump on smaller ones.
  92. Understanding Social Impact Bonds

    Social impact bonds are powerful investment vehicles for the solving of social issues in a sustainable fashion.
  93. 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.
  94. The Eurozone Crisis And AAA Ratings

    The eurozone's healthier economies' exposure to weaker economies is threatening their coveted AAA ratings.
  95. 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.
  96. 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 ...
  97. 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.
  98. 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.
  99. Psychological Coping Strategies For Handling Losses

    There are a variety of psychological strategies for coping with financial losses and investing mistakes.
  100. Creating A Dividend Portfolio For Young Investors

    Young investors should build their portfolios around dividend growth and put the magic of compounding to work.
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