Investing Articles

  1. U.S. Vs. China: Battle To Be The Largest Economy In The World

    America's lengthy title reign as "World's Largest Economy" is fast under threat by China's surging economic growth. Find ...
  2. Introduction To Blackrock ETFs

    Blackrock's line of offerings can provide liquidity, diversity and transparency for both sophisticated and novice buyers.
  3. The Cyprus Crisis 101

    Discover what's behind the Cyprus debacle and what investors should do about the situation.
  4. Careers In The Derivatives Market

    The growing interest in and complexity of these securities means opportunities for job seekers.
  5. The Most Affordable Way to Buy Gold: Physical Gold or ETFs?

    Investing in gold has never been easier than it is today. Check out this article to learn more about gold ETFs and other ...
  6. Emerging Markets' Environmental Commitment

    Most people think of the industrial and developed world as leaders when it comes to green technologies and environmental ...
  7. Guide To Embedded Options In Bonds

    Investors should be aware of embedded options that may be available in certain securities as these options may affect the ...
  8. The Riskiest Investment Moves for Retirement That Could Pay Off

    Before incurring additional risks in your retirement portfolio, be sure to understand the alternatives and the consequences ...
  9. Economic Indicators That Affect The U.S. Stock Market

    Macroeconomic factors like GDP, Inflation, and Retail Sales affect the value of your portfolio. Understanding these economic ...
  10. Women And Investing: It's A Style Thing

    You don't have to be a boy or act like a boy to win. In fact, doing the opposite could be better for your financial health.
  11. Affordable ETF Alternatives

    Due diligence should be conducted in knowing the different costs related to ETFs before undertaking an investment in one. ...
  12. Forex: Demo Before You Dive In

    All trading platforms have benefits and drawbacks - master the fake trade before making a real one.
  13. Mining Stocks: Understanding Feasibility

    In this article, we'll look at the feasibility study as it relates to mining stocks and what it is actually telling investors. ...
  14. A Look Into Foreign Direct Investment Trends

    Foreign direct investments play an important role as an indicator of a healthy economy in terms of economic growth and long-term ...
  15. Investopedia Forex Outlook For March 2013

    Overall, Q4 GDP stats did little to stabilize the teetering global economy. Despite the stumble, financial markets remain ...
  16. 5 ETFs Flaws You Shouldn't Overlook

    Despite their popularity, exchange traded funds have some drawbacks that investors should know about.
  17. How To Use Price-To-Sales Ratios To Value Stocks

    Take a look at how this effective ratio can be influenced by certain critical factors.
  18. Investing In IPO ETFs

    Learn the history, rules and risks of investing in IPO exchange-traded funds.
  19. Thomas Rowe Price: Always Right

    This great investor mastered a new type of investing with every new market he faced.
  20. 4 Steps To Building A Profitable Portfolio

    This is a step-by-step approach to determining, achieving and maintaining optimal asset allocation.
  21. Using The Price-To-Book Ratio To Evaluate Companies

    The P/B ratio can be an easy way to determine a company's value, but it isn't magic!
  22. Analyst Forecasts Spell Disaster For Some Stocks

    The type of stock that analysts cover can heavily influence their predictions.
  23. Build A Dividend Portfolio That Grows With You

    Balance risk and return to produce adequate income despite inflation.
  24. How To Outperform The Market

    Active trading is an investing style that aims to beat the market. Find out how it works, and whether it will work for you. ...
  25. Bear Put Spreads: A Roaring Alternative To Short Selling

    This strategy allows you to stop chasing losses when you're feeling bearish.
  26. Everything Investors Need To Know About Earnings

    We go over the concepts behind the excitement over the most important figure in the stock market.
  27. All The Cliffs You Need To Know About

    In addition to the oft-cited fiscal cliff, there are economic, tax, political, geopolitical and earnings pitfalls to avoid. ...
  28. Which Mutual Fund Market Cap Suits You?

    Different funds invest in companies with different market caps. Find out which is right for you.
  29. Finding Undiscovered Stocks

    Wall Street tends to focus on large cap stocks, leaving other stocks under-followed and undervalued.
  30. Build A Model Portfolio With Style Investing

    This sophisticated approach will add flair to your returns.
  31. Differences Between Stockbrokers, Investment Advisors And Financial Planners

    Find out how these three financial positions differ and in which areas they can help you with your finances.
  32. 12b-1: Understanding Mutual Fund Fees

    Many mutual funds charge investors a 12b-1 fee to pay for marketing and promotion expenses.
  33. Emerging Market ETFs For Your Retirement Accounts

    Emerging market ETFs are typically seen as riskier investments, but some of them may be able to strengthen your retirement ...
  34. The Most Affordable Precious Metals ETFs

    Precious metals ETFs invest in both physical commodities and futures contracts for precious metals.
  35. The Emerging Trend For High Risk Investments

    There appears to be little doubt that investors are adopting higher-risk strategies in the quest for sizable financial reward. ...
  36. 3 Misconceptions About Purchasing ETFs

    The many advantages of ETF investing include safety, tax and cost efficiency, and portfolio diversification.
  37. Charles Schwab Announces Commission-Free ETF Trading

    Here's what the Schwab ETF OneSource will mean to the average investor's portfolio and the potential decrease in costs for ...
  38. 5 Common Misconceptions About ETFs

    The rise in these funds' popularity has contributed to misinformation about what they are and how they work. Learn more here. ...
  39. Small Caps Boast Big Advantages

    Find out why little companies have the greatest potential for growth.
  40. Tips For Controlling Investment Losses

    A profit/loss plan helps investors recognize mistakes and invest logically, rather than emotionally.
  41. How To Find P/E And PEG Ratios

    If these numbers have you in the dark, these easy calculations should help light the way.
  42. How To Make A Winning Long-Term Stock Pick

    Discover the key elements of a good long-term investment and how to find them.
  43. The Basics Of Financing A Business

    From debt financing to equity financing, there are numerous ways to fund a business startup. But which is the best?
  44. Countries With The Fastest And Slowest GDP Growth

    Discover which countries have shown the most growth since 1980, and which have shown the more ignominious fizzle and pop. ...
  45. Triple Screen Trading System - Part 4

    How can a trader use the Elder-Ray oscillator as the second screen of this system? Find out here.
  46. ETF Or ETN? What's The Difference?

    ETFs are exponentially larger in collective volume than ETNs, but ETFs receive more attention from retail investors.
  47. How Tax Treatments Of ETFs Work

    Here is a look at how ETFs are taxed and the effects that the tax treatment of ETFs will have on investors when they purchase ...
  48. Most Affordable Commodity ETFs

    Here are the most affordable commodity ETFs based on expense ratios.
  49. Venturing Into Early-Stage Growth Stocks

    Picking these potential winners is all about sizing up risk. We show you how.
  50. Should You Invest Your Entire Portfolio In Stocks?

    It is true that stocks outperform bonds and cash in the long run, but that statistic doesn't tell the whole story.
  51. Steady Growth Stocks Win The Race

    Take a page from the fable of the tortoise and the hare by investing in these constant growth stocks.
  52. Tips For CFPs Looking To Building A Portfolio For Clients

    Here is some useful advice for CFPs when it comes to building portfolios for clients.
  53. Here We Go Again: The Debt Ceiling

    The debt ceiling debate could, once again, negatively impact the nation's credit rating.
  54. Most Affordable Currency ETFs

    The exchange-traded fund (ETF) industry has grown into a trillion dollar business. We will take a look at the more popular ...
  55. Derivatives 101

    Learn how to use this type of investment as an alternative way to participate in the market.
  56. The Best Investments For 2013: Where To Commit Your Money

    All things considered, the fiscal portents for 2013 appear to be far brighter than they were just six months ago.
  57. Risk Tolerance Only Tells Half The Story

    Just because you're willing to accept a risk, doesn't mean you always should.
  58. 5 Tips For Diversifying Your Portfolio

    A diversified portfolio will protect you in a tough market. Get some solid tips here!
  59. 3 Essential Rules For New Investors

    Find out how beginner investors can invest sensibly, suitably and simply.
  60. 5 Popular Portfolio Types

    Learning how to build these portfolios will increase your investing confidence and give you financial control.
  61. 7 Easy To Understand ETFs To Replace A Savings Account

    If you have a savings account or certificate of deposit (CD), you’re probably not making much more than 1% each year from ...
  62. 5 Misconceptions About ETFs In Retirement Accounts

    The simplicity of ETFs and their low fees make them perfect for retirement accounts.
  63. The Go-To Currency In 50 Years

    Discover why the euro will likely become heir to the currency throne.
  64. Triple Screen Trading System - Part 2

    Market tide is the basis for making trading decisions in this three-part system.
  65. How Tax Treatment Of ETFs Can Benefit Purchasers

    ETFs often post fewer and lower capital gains distributions than traditional mutual funds, because there is usually a much ...
  66. Test Your Money Personality

    Find out which of the five profiles fits your style, and how this will affect your future.
  67. Best ETFs For An Early Retirement

    Based on today's markets, which ETFs could you buy in 2013 that'll provide the best opportunity for an early retirement? ...
  68. 5 ETFs For Retirees

    These are some of the good choices for ETFs if you are in the late stages of retirement planning.
  69. Triple Screen Trading System - Part 1

    Learn to take advantage of both trend-following and oscillator techniques to analyze your trading decisions.
  70. How To Be A Conservative Investor

    It may not be the most exciting path to take in the investing world, but conservative investing is an extremely safe bet. ...
  71. ETFs On A Budget

    Here's how to apply personal finance skills such as budgeting and saving to purchasing ETFs.
  72. How To Save To Start An Investment Portfolio

    How should aspiring investors best allocate funds for investing, and how much money should you have before you begin?
  73. The Economic State Of The World: What We Can Expect In 2013

    As 2013 begins in earnest, this article addresses the state of the global economy and what we can expect from the 12 months ...
  74. Invest Like A Pro

    By following the strategies of the pros, even a beginner can learn to invest like an expert.
  75. China Is Set To Continue Growing

    China's economy has plenty of long-term fight left in it, offering one of the best bets on developing world growth.
  76. Using ETFs To Build A Cost-Effective Portfolio

    ETFs are a viable alternative to mutual funds, but before you invest, there are a few things you should know.
  77. Most Promising Emerging Markets For 2013

    These nations have become portfolio necessities as investors seek to generate market-beating returns.
  78. 5 Nobel Prize-Winning Economic Theories You Should Know About

    Here are 5 prize-winning economic theories that you’ll want to be familiar with.
  79. Writing Down Goodwill

    Goodwill represents an acquisition amount over and above what the purchased firm’s net assets are deemed to be valued at ...
  80. Introduction To Asset-Backed And Mortgage-Backed Securities

    In this article, we will go through the structure, along with some examples of ABS and valuation.
  81. Sandy Hook's Consequences For The Gun Industry

    The mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School resulted in share prices dropping for U.S. gun manufacturers. Will there ...
  82. Finding Your Investing Comfort Zone

    Choosing the right investments for you is the best way to feel comfortable with your portfolio.
  83. Investors: Rely On Your Gut

    Find out how your personality and natural instincts can direct your investment choices.
  84. Choosing An Advisor: Wall Street Vs. Main Street

    A high-profile brand name alone won't meet your personal investing needs. This article will show you what else to look for. ...
  85. The Truth Behind The $1 Trillion Coin

    Is a $1 trillion coin really a feasible way to pay off the nation's debt?
  86. How To Play Dividends During The Fiscal Cliff

    Shifting to qualified investment vehicles and other viable investment strategies could help invstors defer, avoid or minimize ...
  87. Helping Parents Advise Underage Investors

    This article looks at options for teenagers to prepare for their financial futures.
  88. Mitigating Downside With The Sortino Ratio

    Differentiate between good and bad volatility with the Sortino Ratio.
  89. Goal-Based Investing: Not What You Think It Is

    Goal-based investing seems like an obvious tactic. But many investors have only a vague idea what their goals are, much less ...
  90. Dividend Facts You May Not Know

    Discover the issues that complicate these payouts for investors.
  91. Do Your Investments Have Short-Term Health?

    If a company is strong enough to survive tough times, it is more likely to provide long-term value.
  92. Can Regular Investors Beat The Market?

    With the big name competition out there, hard-working people who invest have a tough time beating the market.
  93. Has High Frequency Trading Ruined The Stock Market For The Rest Of Us?

    HFT is a controversial trading strategy. This article looks at how HFT affects the retail investor.
  94. Finding Your Margin Investment Sweet Spot

    Borrowing to increase profits isn't for the faint of heart, but margin trading can mean big returns.
  95. Investment Choices For Wealthy People

    Here is an overview of some investment vehicles that are available to wealthy investors.
  96. Commodities Of The Future

    Our rising global population is putting all sorts of pressures on the planet's natural resources.
  97. Reinvesting Capital Gains In Leveraged Portfolios

    Don't get forced into action. Learn how to plan properly to avoid making rash decisions.
  98. Simplify Your Portfolio

    Faced with an overabundance of choices, many investors forget to stick to the basics.
  99. Icahn Has Another Go At Greenbrier (ARII, GBX, TRN, IEP, UNP)

    Icahn's bid for Greenbrier looks opportunistic.
  100. Rebalancing Your Portfolio For The Fiscal Cliff

    Here's a look into what you should focus on given that conditions are ripe for a possible "fiscal cliff."
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