Investing Articles

  1. Follow The Herd In Trading The Capital Market

    If you have ever heard "the trend is your friend" and believed it, you may be a fan of herd instinct mentality. This is an ...
  2. How Interest Rates Affect The Housing Market

    Understand how rate changes can affect home prices, and learn how you can keep up.
  3. Basic Investment Objectives

    You might know about different asset types, but do you know how each type contributes to a particular goal?
  4. Exploring The Current Account In The Balance Of Payments

    Learn how a country's current account balance reflects the country's economic health.
  5. Investing In Property Tax Liens

    Property tax liens can be a viable investment alternative for experienced investors that are familiar with the real estate ...
  6. What Is The Balance Of Payments?

    The balance of payments helps countries to track how much money is coming in and how much money is going out. Learn more ...
  7. Economic Indicators That Do-It-Yourself Investors Should Know

    Understanding these investing tools will put the market in your hands.
  8. Breaking Down The TSP Investment Funds

    For investors seeking growth, income AND capital preservation, the Thrift Savings Plan offered by the U.S. government is ...
  9. Know Your Cost Basis For Bonds

    Nobody likes taxes, but tax reporting is an inevitable and unavoidable part of investing. If you buy stock, determining your ...
  10. Choose A Fund With A Winning Manager

    We break down the key components of analyzing a fund manager's performance so you can find a winner.
  11. When To Buy A Mutual Fund

    There is money to be made in mutual funds, but investors fall into several pitfalls that keep them from maximizing their ...
  12. Forex Outlook For June 2013

    While June’s excitement may prove to be a bit more muted than May, there are many events unfolding that forex traders should ...
  13. What Determines Your Cost Basis?

    In any transaction between a buyer and seller, the initial price paid in an exchange for a product or service will qualify ...
  14. George Soros: The Philosophy Of An Elite Investor

    George Soros spent decades as one of the world's elite investors, and even he didn't always come out on top. But when he ...
  15. Is Real Estate Ever A Wise Investment For Retirees?

    Being a landlord sounds like the path to riches: you buy some property, rent it out and watch the checks come in every month. ...
  16. Inflation's Impact On Stock Returns

    When stocks are divided into growth and value categories, the evidence is clear that value stocks perform better in periods ...
  17. Understanding And Playing The Dow Jones Industrial Average

    Learn strategies for investing in this price-weighted index and how to interpret its movements.
  18. Introduction To International CAPM

    ICAPM is one of several models used to determine the required return on an asset, discover its limitations and how to use ...
  19. How Monetary Policy Affects Your Investments

    Monetary policy changes can have a significant impact on every asset class. investors can position their portfolios to benefit ...
  20. Understanding The Case-Shiller Housing Index

    This index is a widely-used and respected barometer of the U.S. housing market and the broader economy.
  21. Arbitrage Squeezes Profit From Market Inefficiency

    This influential strategy capitalizes on the relationship between price and liquidity.
  22. Earnings Guidance: Can It Accurately Predict The Future?

    Explore the controversies surrounding companies commenting on their forward-looking expectations.
  23. What Type Of Trader Are You?

    There are different ways stock traders attempt to profit from market movements. Which of the strategies do you use?
  24. Financial Markets: Capital Vs. Money Markets

    Two commonly used components of the financial market are money markets and capital markets. Find out the similarities and ...
  25. Interpreting A Company's IPO Prospectus Report

    Learn to decipher the secret language of the IPO prospectus report - it can tell you a lot about a company's future.
  26. The Cold, Hard Facts Behind Funding Your Retirement

    Most people, depending on which side of retirement they’re on, feel they either won’t ever be able to retire or stay retired ...
  27. Behavioral Bias - Cognitive Vs. Emotional Bias In Investing

    We all have biases. The key to better investing is to identify those biases and create rules to minimize their effect.
  28. Is It Time to Invest in Australia?

    Australia a country rich in natural resources and one increasingly gaining attention from investors. Is it time to put some ...
  29. Know Your Stock Cost Basis

    Understanding equity cost basis is critical for tracking the gains or losses of an investment.
  30. Why Governments Issue Foreign Bonds

    Government bonds issued in foreign currency have drawn a growing amount of interest in recent years. This article explores ...
  31. Sell In May – Yay Or Nay?

    Seasonal timing in the market, best personified by the adage, “Sell in May – Go away,” has long been the subject of debate ...
  32. Consumer Spending As A Market Indicator

    What people buy and where they shop can provide valuable information about the economy.
  33. Depreciation: Straight-Line Vs. Double-Declining Methods

    Appreciate the different methods used to describe how book value is "used up".
  34. Quants: The Rocket Scientists Of Wall Street

    Blend math, finance and computer skills to command a high - and well deserved - salary.
  35. Why Your Pension Plan Has Sovereign Debt In It

    One type of security pensions tend to invest in is sovereign debt, or debt issued by a government.
  36. Women: Invest In Your Financial Literacy

    Learning about money may seem intimidating, but it's not as hard as it looks.
  37. 4 Behavioral Biases And How To Avoid Them

    Here are four common common behavioral biases for traders and how to minimize their effects on your portoflio.
  38. 7 Unconventional Ways Businesses Can Borrow Money

    Find out how your business can get the money it needs - even when the bank says "no".
  39. A Look At CFA Job Opportunities

    Being a CFA charterholder can take your career in many different directions. Find out what your option are.
  40. Activities You Can Take Advantage Of In The Pre-Market And After-Hours Trading Sessions

    A great deal can happen in between the New York close of the market and the open the following morning. Learn how you can ...
  41. What Buffett Would Say To The 50K’ers

    FOX Business Network's Liz Claman will interview Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett in an exclusive sit-down on Monday ...
  42. Invest Like Buffett: Building A Baby Berkshire

    Get a piece of Warren Buffett's profit by using Form 13F to coattail his picks.
  43. Trading Is Timing

    Learn how to make gains even if you don't get in at the right time.
  44. How To Profit From Risk

    CDs may look safe and attractive but considering most pay a rate that is less than the rate of inflation seniors today risk ...
  45. How The 2014 Obama Budget Could Affect Your Finances

    Depending on which estimate you believe, Obama's proposed budget would raise the tax bill of a household with a yearly income ...
  46. Cash: A Call Option With No Expiration Date

    Cash is generally regarded as a drag on investment returns, but sometimes it may be preferable to hold a substantial cash ...
  47. Investing In REITs Instead Of Property

    Learn why this one particular REIT is a better investment than holding physical property in your retirement portfolio.
  48. A Day In The Life Of A Portfolio Manager

    Portfolio managers go by a number of job titles, manage different asset types and work under different philosophies. Here ...
  49. Austerity: When The Government Tightens Its Belt

    When a government tightens its belt in tough economic times the entire nation feels the squeeze.
  50. Will Quantitative Easing Be Japan's Savior?

    The quantitative easing program, recently announced by the new governor of the Bank of Japan, Haruhiko Kuroda, is for a cash ...
  51. Will Obama’s Chained CPI Help Keep Inflation From Eating Into Your Savings?

    Learn the ways in which inflation nibbles away at your retirement income, especially in light of the President’s proposal ...
  52. Mutual Fund Ratings: Crucial or Insignificant?

    Mutual fund ratings can help investors, but they have their drawbacks as well.
  53. 10 Golf Tips To Help Investors Tee Off

    There are a lot of similarities between golf and investing. Find out how to keep your game out of the rough.
  54. Becoming A Chartered Market Technician

    The CMT certification involves three tough exams. Find out what you need to do in order to pass.
  55. Play The Market Like Tiger Plays Golf

    Score big by taking Tiger Woods' approach to golf and applying it to your portfolio.
  56. Examples Of Asset/Liability Management

    In its simplest form, asset/liability management entails managing assets and cash inflows to satisfy various obligations; ...
  57. Differences Between Forward P/E And Trailing P/E

    The most common types of price to earnings ratios are forward P/E and trailing P/E. Find out how they differ and the advantages ...
  58. Multi-Asset Funds Or Your Own Mix?

    The underlying concept of mixed funds is very appealing. Discover if you're better off with professional management or creating ...
  59. Enough Money To Not Worry

    Our retirement goals have not changed. We still want enough money to not have to worry about it. How we go about getting ...
  60. How To Adjust Your Portfolio In A Bear Or Bull Market

    While investors shouldn’t feel compelled to change their portfolios radically overnight in reaction to the market's daily ...
  61. The Effect Of Trade On International Growth

    According to the World Trade Organization, world merchandise trade value grew by 20% in 2011, to $16.7 trillion.
  62. Climb The Bond Ladder To Higher Income

    Whether it's learning how to ladder bonds or finding alternatives, investors seeking better returns need to be more active.
  63. Examining Stereotypes In Investing

    Irrespective of age, sex and other such factors, no normal investor wants an unsuitable investment. How much people really ...
  64. The Best ETFs For Your 401k

    ETFs can be a good alternative to traditional retirement fund options because of their low cost, superior performance and ...
  65. There Are New REITs On The Horizon

    For investors, the surge in new REIT activity is providing some pretty interesting dividend opportunities.
  66. Big Money Is Moving To Socially Responsible Investing

    Mega-sized endowments, pension funds and hedge funds have the ability to move the markets and change investing trends.
  67. Why You Should Invest In Municipal Bond ETFs

    These versatile instruments have become popular with investors in higher tax brackets and fill a specific niche in the wide ...
  68. The Best Way To Buy Silver

    Discover whether ETFs or physical bullion is the best way for investors to get exposure to silver.
  69. Inspecting A Country's Debt

    Tensions over just how to handle debt are pitting the rich world against the developing world like never before.
  70. Exploring Non-Dollar Currencies For Forex Trading

    Learn how investments in foreign currencies can diversify your portfolio.
  71. Candlestick Charting: What Is It?

    Discover the components and basic patterns of this ancient technical analysis technique.
  72. Other Options For The Cyprus Bailout

    Find out the other options Cyprus could use to resolve it's financial troubles, since its proposal to tax bank deposits didn't ...
  73. Economic Trends We Can All Profit From In 2013

    The National Small Business Association may not be optimistic about 2013, but we'll show you a few trends that suggest the ...
  74. The Truth Behind Tactical ETF Investing

    Are tactical ETFs reasonable and effective investment strategies or just plain speculative behavior?
  75. The Basics Of A Financial Analysis Report

    Running financial analysis on a company or industry is a key skill every investor must learn and understand how to undertake ...
  76. 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 ...
  77. Introduction To Blackrock ETFs

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

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

    The growing interest in and complexity of these securities means opportunities for job seekers.
  80. 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 ...
  81. Emerging Markets' Environmental Commitment

    Most people think of the industrial and developed world as leaders when it comes to green technologies and environmental ...
  82. 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 ...
  83. 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 ...
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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.
  86. Affordable ETF Alternatives

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

    All trading platforms have benefits and drawbacks - master the fake trade before making a real one.
  88. 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. ...
  89. 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 ...
  90. Investopedia Forex Outlook For March 2013

    Overall, Q4 GDP stats did little to stabilize the teetering global economy. Despite the stumble, financial markets remain ...
  91. 5 ETFs Flaws You Shouldn't Overlook

    Despite their popularity, exchange traded funds have some drawbacks that investors should know about.
  92. 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.
  93. Investing In IPO ETFs

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

    This great investor mastered a new type of investing with every new market he faced.
  95. 4 Steps To Building A Profitable Portfolio

    This is a step-by-step approach to determining, achieving and maintaining optimal asset allocation.
  96. 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!
  97. Analyst Forecasts Spell Disaster For Some Stocks

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

    Balance risk and return to produce adequate income despite inflation.
  99. 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. ...
  100. Bear Put Spreads: A Roaring Alternative To Short Selling

    This strategy allows you to stop chasing losses when you're feeling bearish.
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