Investing Articles

  1. The 10 Commandments Of Investing

    Use these rules to guide you on the road to financial freedom.
  2. Introduction To Investment Diversification

    Reducing risk and increasing returns in your portfolio is all about finding the right balance.
  3. In Praise Of Portfolio Simplicity

    Find out how you can streamline your investments for greater returns.
  4. What To Expect From The Housing Market In The Remainder Of 2012

    Continued positive data could indicate that the housing sector has finally reached the bottom, and may be on the rise again.
  5. Money Management Using The Kelly Criterion

    Not sure how to determine your equity allocations? Read about a system that can help.
  6. Closed-End Vs. Open-End Funds

    Open-end products may be a safer choice than closed-end, but closed-end funds might produce a better return.
  7. A New Plan To Prevent Future Bailouts

    This new and innovative plan by the FDIC could help the government avoid the next bailout.
  8. A Primer On Currency Regimes

    Currency regimes are dynamic and complex, reflecting the ever-changing landscape of their respective nations' monetary and fiscal policies.
  9. Mutual Funds Vs. ETFs: Small Cap Stocks

    For individual investors, a passive strategy may be best when investing in the small-cap realm of equities.
  10. 10 Twitter Feeds Investors Should Follow

    You may not have time to follow these Twitter feeds all day, but some of the larger, commercial feeds are worth watching.
  11. Invest Without Stress

    Have anxiety? Don't worry. We have your worry-free investing guide right here.
  12. How To Manage Your Company Stock

    If you have company stock, it can be hard to know what to do with it. Here's what you should know.
  13. Using Pivot Points For Predictions

    Learn one of the most common methods of finding support and resistance levels.
  14. 5 Ways To Double Your Investment

    From risky manoeuvres to slow-and-steady strategies, we look at five methods to double your money.
  15. Evaluating A Company's Capital Structure

    Learn to use the composition of debt and equity to evaluate balance sheet strength.
  16. A Guide To Risk Warnings And Disclaimers

    Learn what the phrase "Past performance may not reflect future performance" really means.
  17. Investing In Oil And Gas UITs

    Unit investment trusts provide direct exposure to the energy sector, fueling better returns.
  18. The Hidden Differences Between Index Funds

    These funds don't all match index returns. Find out how to avoid costly surprises.
  19. Open Your Eyes To Closed-End Funds

    Although less popular than their open-ended counterparts, these investment vehicles are worth a second look.
  20. 6 Unlikely Rivals That Should Merge

    If these companies are looking for growth and cost-cutting, the best bet might be to look to their main competitors.
  21. Tweezers Provide Short-Term Precision For Forex Traders

    Precise and short, the tweezer setup is similar to the more popular double top/bottom formations.
  22. How To Invest In Corporate Bonds

    Understand the basics of corporate bonds to increase your chances of positive returns.
  23. Technology Sector Funds

    Evaluate past performance before investing in these types of gadget funds, as technology investors have been on a wild ride for a few years.
  24. Hedge Fund Due Diligence

    Analyzing a hedge fund will help you determine whether it's a good investment and a good fit.
  25. How To Avoid Investing Too Conservatively

    With the right balance of risk, you can beat the effects of inflation and protect your portfolio.
  26. When To Sell A Mutual Fund

    Unhappy with your mutual fund's returns and thinking of investing elsewhere? Read this article first.
  27. 5 Ways To Invest $5,000

    If you've found yourself with some extra cash, it might be wise to read this before buying that big TV.
  28. Introducing The Bearish Diamond Formation

    Profit-taking opportunities abound using this lesser-known pattern. Find out how.
  29. ETF Options Vs. Index Options

    Choosing either ETF options or index options can make the difference between big profits or a big bust.
  30. Utility Funds: A Bright Choice In Bear And Bull Markets

    Gas, electric and water companies' non-cyclical nature can power strong gains in any portfolio.
  31. Why Late Trading Is Illegal

    Institutional investors got a sweet deal that soured retail investors' mutual fund returns.
  32. Go International With Foreign Index Funds

    As global trade continues to expand and the world's economies grow, spice up your portfolio with these exciting opportunities.
  33. Protecting Your Retirement Assets

    Your golden years are meant to be stress free. Keep them that way by protecting your assets.
  34. Retracement Or Reversal: Know The Difference

    Learn to distinguish between a temporary price change and a long-term trend.
  35. Why Expense Ratios Are Important To Investors

    Expense ratios aren't just numbers in a column. They make a palpable impact on your bottom line. Find out how.
  36. The Value Line Investment Survey

    If you want to try your hand at picking stocks but don't know where to start, The Value Line Investment Survey can help.
  37. The Evolution Of Video Rental Stocks

    Video rental customers have gone from using video stores to streaming selections available at home. Here's how it happened.
  38. How To Pick A Good Mutual Fund

    Learn how to evaluate mutual funds and find the right one for you.
  39. States That Spend A Lot On Fourth Of July Celebrations

    Whether it's fireworks, parades or festivals, Fourth of July celebrations in these states are often big and expensive.
  40. 10 Ways To Save Energy And Money

    The average family spends $1,600/year on utility bills - find out how to put some of that back in your wallet.
  41. 5 Of The Richest Companies In Developing Nations

    As countries grow, more opportunities exist for businesses. Here are some companies that have taken advantage of this growth.
  42. Passing The Baton At Berkshire

    There are two possible candidates to be the next Warren Buffett. Find out who it could be.
  43. The Pros And Cons Of Target-Date Funds

    These accounts will take charge of your retirement savings, but should you let them?
  44. Index Mutual Funds Vs. Index ETFs

    When considering an index mutual fund versus the ETF variety, investors should consult an experienced professional.
  45. Beginner's Guide To ETFs And Currency Risk

    ETFs that invest overseas can offer a relatively low-cost vehicle, but there is a risk that should be understood.
  46. Are Derivatives Safe For Retail Investors?

    These vehicles have gotten a bad rap in the press. Find out whether they deserve it.
  47. 3 Reasons Why Women Will Lead The Economic Recovery

    Here are some reasons why women are poised to be the demographic to turn around the economy.
  48. Hedge Against Exchange Rate Risk With Currency ETFs

    Currency moves are unpredictable and can have an adverse effect on portfolio returns. Find out how to protect yourself.
  49. Shifting Focus To Sector Allocation

    Investing in sectors may trump international investments for providing diversification.
  50. An Introduction To Sovereign Wealth Funds

    Countries use sovereign wealth funds to stabilize their economies, but these investments can lack transparency.
  51. Morningstar: A Premier Mutual Fund Source

    Looking for current mutual fund information? We'll look at one of the places to start your search.
  52. JP Morgan: The Other Side Of The Hedge

    A hedge is supposed to decrease overall risk, but when it's instead used to increase profits, the risk can be multiplied.
  53. Not All Retirement Accounts Should Be Tax-Deferred

    It may be better to leave your assets exposed to the tax man when you're saving to retire.
  54. Investing In China's Slowdown

    As with any economic slowdown, one's misfortune may well be someone else's opportunity. Find out how.
  55. The 3 Moral Types Managing Your Money

    Your financial fate is influenced very substantially by whether your broker or firm is immoral, amoral or moral.
  56. Why Are We Still Talking About Greece?

    The Greek and Spanish crises continue to spiral beyond control. Find out what could lie ahead for the eurozone.
  57. Why You Should Be Wary Of Target-Date Funds

    These funds are hard to understand and might not be a wise choice by themselves. We tell you why.
  58. Unusual Assets Owned By Hedge Funds

    Although many hedge funds hold stock in big companies, some hold some extremely unusual investments.
  59. 4 Traits Of A Great Index Fund

    If you're planning to fill your portfolio with index funds, here's what you should look for in a high-quality fund.
  60. Will A New Fund Manager Cost You?

    Learn how a change in leadership could mean more taxes for you.
  61. ETFs For Your 401(k)?

    Investor ownership of ETFs has grown a lot over the last decade. Discover how they can fit into your retirement plan.
  62. What Are SPDR ETFs?

    Spiders are exchange-traded funds based on an index and can be a great vehicle both for making money and hedging against other risks.
  63. The Risks Of Real Estate Sector Funds

    Discover the risks and rewards of investing in real estate funds, as well as some of the best and worst performers.
  64. Team Players Vs. All-Stars For Mutual Fund Management

    Mutual funds vary in terms of their management structures and one size generally does not fit all investors.
  65. The Gasoline Business Is All About Location

    Gasoline prices can vary tremendously based on where you are in the world. Here are some of the reasons why it varies so much.
  66. Investing In Emerging Markets

    Discover if passive or active investments are the way to be involved in emerging markets.
  67. The Gold Showdown: ETFs Vs. Futures

    ETFs and gold futures are two ways to diversify into the metals asset class, but there are advantages and disadvantages to both instruments.
  68. What The U.S. Needs To Do To Avoid Austerity Measures

    Here's a look at some of the methods the federal government is using to help economic recovery in the U.S.
  69. Banking On Blue Chip Stocks

    Discover what makes blue chip stocks such attractive investments.
  70. Ways To Invest In Developing Countries

    Here is a review of potential investments in the BRIC nations and other developing countries around the world.
  71. Why Money Market Funds Break The Buck

    These funds are noted for their safety in a rough market. Read on to find out why.
  72. The Pitfalls Of Diversification

    Diversifying may reduce risk, but what does that mean to your overall ROI? Find out here.
  73. Hybrids: Financial Friends Or Foes?

    Forget the planet for a minute - what really matters is whether these vehicles fit your budget.
  74. Can Samsung Compete With Apple's Retail Stores?

    This strategic move may just shoot Samsung to an uncatchable spot in the consumer technology sector.
  75. Catching A Lift On The Penny Express

    The popularity of the penny stock market has grown, but are these stocks a safe bet?
  76. Mutual Funds That Reduce Your Taxes

    It may be best to opt for ETFs over mutual funds, which allow wiser investors to reduce their tax obligations.
  77. Should You Buy Stock Or An ETF?

    Not all investors are the same. By the same token, not all investment types are suited for each individual investor.
  78. Separately Managed Accounts: A Mutual Fund Alternative

    It takes a hefty minimum investment to get in in on an SMA, but these offer some distinct advantages.
  79. Liquidation Blues: When Mutual Funds Close

    Underperforming funds often close their doors, leaving investors down and out.
  80. Modernize Your Portfolio With ETF Futures

    Gain access to premier, highly liquid ETFs with lower capital requirements.
  81. An Introduction To Shareholder Activism

    The secret to being an activist shareholder is to ask the right questions.
  82. LinkedIn's First Quarter Results

    LinkedIn currently trades for $10 more than its IPO price. Find out if the rise is justified.
  83. Introduction To Swing Charting

    Discover why traders use swing charts, how they construct them and how they use them.
  84. The Appeal Of Company Spinoffs

    Companies are increasingly turning to spinoffs for a variety of reasons, including improving performance.
  85. How To Fire-Proof A Portfolio

    Losing a job shouldn't mean losing all of your financial flexibility.
  86. A Strategy For Optimal Stock And Bond Allocation

    We tell you how this strategy avoids downturns, improves performance and invests in the best asset classes.
  87. Real Estate Speculation In College Towns

    Is this an investing option you should consider? Find out here.
  88. Understanding Analyst Ratings

    Discover whether analyst recommendations are really worth listening to.
  89. Financial Companies Need A New Model

    It may be time for the U.S. to adopt a model for financial companies that better deters risky financial behavior.
  90. The Good And Bad Of National Lotteries

    Here's a look at some of the positives and negatives of national lotteries.
  91. Corporate Currency Risks Explained

    Transaction, translation and economic risks can affect a company's balance sheet.
  92. 7 Steps To A Hot Commercial Real Estate Deal

    For savvy real estate investors, times of lower prices reveal investment opportunity.
  93. What Does It Really Mean To "Just Get By"?

    Here's how you stack up financially and working-wise to the rest of the world.
  94. A Career In Real Estate Portfolio Management

    Find out why this job more closely resembles the role of a CEO than an asset manager.
  95. Make Money Trading Earnings Announcements

    Here are two opinions to help you decide if trading earnings announcements will work for you.
  96. "Healthifying" The Fast Food Market

    With the fast food market feeling the pressure to offer healthier choices, the industry is being revolutionized.
  97. All Weather Investing With ETFs

    All Weather investment strategies can shield investors during the worst bear markets.
  98. Tips For Getting A Permanent Visa

    Many countries can help you establish a path towards residency. Before you move, read this article first.
  99. What Are SRI Funds?

    You don't have to check your values at the door when investing in the market. Find out why.
  100. A Silver Primer

    Find out what affects the price of silver, the types of investments that can be made and the methods in which it is traded.
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