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  1. Unexpected Challenges For Self-Employed Finance Professionals

    Going solo in financial services can present a host of unexpected challenges.
  2. The Role of Commercial Banks in the Economy

    We interact with commercial banks daily to carry out simple financial tasks. That said, the function and creation of a commercial bank is anything but simple.
  3. Consumer Confidence: A Killer Statistic

    The consumer confidence is key to any market economy, so investors need to learn the measures and how to analyze them.
  4. All About Zero Coupon Bonds

    Zero-coupon bonds are bonds that do not make any interest payments (which investment professionals often refer to as the "coupon") until maturity. For investors, this means that if you make an investment today in a zero-coupon bond that matures in 20 years, you won't put a single penny worth of income in your pocket for two decades.
  5. Summer Money-Making Opportunities For Finance Students

    These earning methods enable students to generate additional income and provide actionable experience, without compromising their studies.
  6. What Is The Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) And How Does It Work?

    Unless you are a government employee, you’ve likely never heard of the Federal Employees Retirement System, but if you work in the public sector or plan to in the near future, FERS is an acronym you will soon know well.
  7. A Peek Into Shareholder Meetings

    Shareholder meetings can be glamorous, exciting or controversial, but not particularly revelational. Here's a quick look at what to expect.
  8. No Finance Degree? No Problem! Top 10 Ways To Jumpstart A Career In Finance

    These tips should enable a non-financial graduate to substantially improve his or her chances of launching a career in finance.
  9. 5 Tips For Getting Your Bank Loan Approved

    Find out how to present the perfect, complete package for your lender and increase your chances of gettinga loan approved.
  10. Commuters' University: On-The-Road Learning

    Effectively using your commute time could place you miles ahead of your competition.
  11. 5 Easy Fixes For A High Summer Electric Bill

    These simple tips will help you save money this summer, so you can spend it on more exciting things than electricity.
  12. The Key To CFP Exam Success

    Up to 60 of the questions on this test are case studies. Are you up for the challenge?
  13. Giants of Finance: Charles Dow

    Find out how this financial visionary helped everyday people enter the world of finance.
  14. Budget-Friendly Summer Fun

    Keep the kids out of your hair and wallet by saving on summer camps, sports leagues, day trips and more.
  15. What You Need To Know About The Dow's 354-Point Plunge

    The Dow’s 354-point plunge Thursday was the worst drop since the presidential election. FOX Business Network stocks editor Elizabeth MacDonald weighs in below on what's behind the decline and what to expect when the market opens.
  16. Understanding Profit Metrics: Gross, Operating and Net Profits

    Rather than relying solely on net profit figures to evaluate a company's performance, seasoned investors will often look at gross profit and operating profit as well.
  17. Big Pharma Faces 'Pay For Delay' Lawsuits

    Unless you follow the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors, it’s likely that you’ve never heard of pay to delay. Instead of planning to lose nearly all revenue once the drug goes off patent, the company owning the patent will pay generic manufacturers--often in the tens of millions of dollars, to delay the release of the generic form of the drug.
  18. Mutual Funds: Management Fees Vs. MER

    Having a clear understanding of the fees charged by a mutual fund is a significant component to making an informed investment decision. Often the management fee is used interchangeably with the MER by business publications and financial professionals, but the two are not the same.
  19. Is It Foolish To Strive For The American Dream?

    Even Jay Gatsby's stubborn optimism in The Great Gatsby would be hard pressed to believe that rags-to-riches stories are possible in today's economy. Find out why the ever-increasing wealth gap is eroding the original American Dream and how we need to redefine our expectations for prosperity.
  20. Banker's Acceptance 101

    A banker's acceptance, a common way of financing international trade activity, provides a relatively safe, short-term vehicle for investors. An acceptance is a negotiable time draft that a bank guarantees to pay at a predetermined date.
  21. Online MBA Programs: Study From Home And Succeed!

    The freedoms available with online MBA programs can outweigh the hardships. Find out if an online program is right for you.
  22. Real Estate Investing: Is Now the Time to Take Advantage of the Current Buyer’s Market?

    Even though Dennis Miller spent well over three decades writing books and teaching the subject of negotiations, some of the best lessons he learned on the subject came from luck.
  23. The Hidden Fees In 401(k)s

    Learn about the conspicuously disclosed fees that lurk within your 401(k) investments.
  24. The Impact Of Currency Conversions

    Will a rising or falling dollar hurt you or your company? In this article we explore the impact of currency converisons on consumers, comanies, and countries.
  25. 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 environment where, just like with fashion, masses of people follow a pattern that the majority of people around them are following … sometimes for no sensible reason.
  26. Why Is Monsanto Evil, But DuPont Isn't?

    Monsanto is perhaps the most-hated company, but competitors like DuPont behave in very similar ways
  27. 6 Volunteer Opportunities For Finance Professionals

    Here are six ways financial professionals can volunteer their expertise and possibly advance their careers along the way.
  28. 4 Ways To Take Your Career To The Next Level

    Whether you are looking to climb the corporate ladder or go it alone in the financial services sector, there are some extra steps you can take to reach for the top.
  29. How To Interpret Thursday's Supreme Court Ruling Involving Myriad

    Thursday's Supreme Court ruling is a blow to Myriad but investors haven't yet digested the ruling.
  30. How Interest Rates Affect The Housing Market

    Understand how rate changes can affect home prices, and learn how you can keep up.
  31. Find The Right School To Upgrade Your Skills

    Financial planners and professionals who wish to upgrade their skills in today's market have more options than ever.
  32. Executive MBA Programs: Managers Going Back To School

    If you're working in management and want to move forward in your career,this degree may give you the boost you're looking for.
  33. Basic Investment Objectives

    You might know about different asset types, but do you know how each type contributes to a particular goal?
  34. Studying For The CFP Exam

    Learn the tips and tricks of the trade before heading into this test.
  35. 4 Reasons Why Your Credit Card Company Thinks Your Card Is Stolen

    Find out the most common reasons the bank will fear your credit card has been stolen ... even when it hasn't.
  36. Networking For Financial Professionals: Maintaining A Strong Industry Presence

    Find out the most productive methods of networking best suited to ambitious financial professionals.
  37. Exploring The Current Account In The Balance Of Payments

    Learn how a country's current account balance reflects the country's economic health.
  38. Can Financial Education Rebuild America’s Economy?

    Find out why financial education will help America to re-establish itself as the world's (undisputed) leading economy.
  39. 10 Common Financial Terms Every Newbie Needs To Know

    In order to get a better understanding of what you read in markets news, we’ll briefly explore the terms you commonly encounter.
  40. Investing In Property Tax Liens

    Property tax liens can be a viable investment alternative for experienced investors that are familiar with the real estate market.
  41. What To Expect From A Financial Internship

    A college internship can be a wide-open gateway into your dream financial services industry post. Find out what you can expect, if you handle it right.
  42. 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 about BOPs here.
  43. The Father's Day Index 2013: Dad’s Value Is Up!

    We calculated Dad's value based on typical household tasks.
  44. Steps For Adding New Services To Your Finance Business

    Advisors who seek to add additional lines of business to their practices need to carefully consider all the factors involved.
  45. 5 Financial Gifts Dad Really Wants

    Want to give a unique Father's Day gift? These financial gestures may make Dad's day.
  46. 3 Seemingly Non-Financial Decisions Everyone Should Take More Seriously

    None of these decisions should be considered as being purely financial, but there are severe consequences to ignoring the financial side all together.
  47. Maintaining Work/Life Balance For Financial Professionals

    Maintaining work/life balance is a challenge for most professionals in the finance industry, but it doesn't have to be that way.
  48. Economic Indicators That Do-It-Yourself Investors Should Know

    Understanding these investing tools will put the market in your hands.
  49. 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 a great option to consider. In this article, we examine the five core funds offered in the TSP.
  50. Introduction To The Portfolio Dedicated Strategy

    Dedicated Investment Portfolio strategies have been used by institutional investors like pension funds and insurance companies for many years and have gained some popularity with individual investors looking to manage risk. The basic concept of portfolio dedication is to design investment portfolios that deliver predictable future cash flows to approximate future predictable cash outflows (or liabilities), thus mitigating the risk during that period.
  51. How Financial Advisors Are Leveraging Social Media

    As financial advisory clients are increasingly turning to social media, wealth managers who aren't following suit risk being left behind.
  52. How Now, Dow? What Moves The DJIA?

    Find out how this index tracks market movements and where it falls short.
  53. 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 costs basis is a slightly frustrating but fairly straightforward exercise. Your cost basis is the price you paid per share, including sales commissions, adjusted for corporate actions such as stock splits, mergers, and dividend payments.
  54. Experience Or Education: Which One Lands You The Job?

    When job hunting, does education trump experience? Here are some factors to consider when it comes to this duel of credentials.
  55. How To Keep Your Small Business Afloat During Hard Times

    If an economic storm has your business taking on water, we have some tips for bailing yourself out.
  56. 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.
  57. CFP, CLU Or ChFC - Which Is Best?

    The designation you choose will depend on which areas of financial planning you want as your focus.
  58. How To Value An Internet Stock

    An academic study, published several years after the peak of the dot-com bubble in March 2000, accurately described just how whacky internet valuations grew until the bubble burst. The study's first sentence basically stated that valuations lost touch with reality.
  59. Be A Financial Planner From Home

    Now may be a good time to explore the possibility of working as a finanical planner from your home.
  60. Certifications For Estate Planning

    These certifications can lead to a promising career, but is estate planning for you?
  61. Avoid These Common Investing Psychology Traps

    There are a number of very common psychological traps or errors that investors typically make. You can save a lot of money and misery by avoiding them.
  62. 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 profits. Read these tips to take the uncertainty out of investing in mutual funds and find out if mutual funds are a good fit for your portfolio.
  63. Should You Buy An Annuity?

    For many cash strapped seniors an annuity sounds like the perfect solution. And it can be if you think you’ll outlive your mortality date. The only trouble is that the insurance companies offering annuities have perfected estimating your mortality date based on factors like gender, birth year, where you live, where you were born, the age your parents died, and your health (or unhealthy) habits.
  64. 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 watch closely. We'll take a look at where the four major currency pairs might be headed and some key reports that forex traders should watch for during the month.
  65. Inside The e-PRO® Real Estate Certification

    The e-PRO® curriculum focuses on the most recent developments in real estate technology. Here's everything you need to know about it.
  66. 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 as the cost basis. When it comes to securities and related financial assets, determining the initial cost basis when there is only one initial purchase is very straightforward.
  67. 5 Secrets Credit Card Companies Don’t Want You To Know

    Find out some of the ways you can lessen your interest payments and avoid other unnecessary penalties that lurk in the fine print.
  68. 7 Tips To Help Land That Internship

    Here are some of the most important considerations to check off the proverbial list before going after that internship.
  69. Top 10 Cities For A Career In Finance

    Moving to one of these financial hot-spot destinations could set your career in motion.
  70. Taking Shots At CAPM

    Find out why many investors think the capital asset pricing model is full of holes.
  71. The Diner's Guide To Tipping

    A look at the standards for tipping service staff in some popular vacation destinations, and the rationale for each custom.
  72. How To Get A Job At The SEC

    Want to make a good living taking on those renegade trading rascals on Wall Street? Here are some tips to help you get in the door at the SEC.
  73. 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 did, it was spectacular.
  74. Does High GDP Mean Economic Prosperity?

    GDP is the typical indicator used to measure a country's economic health. Find out what it fails to reveal and how the Genuine Progress Indicator can help.
  75. Get A Bank Job In 50 Days

    Banking professionals have only about seven weeks to find a new post in the financial services industry after leaving an old one. Here are some tips to help you.
  76. 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. The reality is that it’s a young man’s game. There’s just too much hassle, full time commitment, and risk associated with rental properties to be worthwhile for most retirees.
  77. Canadians: Smart Ways To Use Your Tax Refund

    Taxes are an annoying annual chore akin to going to the dentist. Luckily, however, some of us get a nice tax refund after the process. It's important to use this refund wisely though, and Canadians have a number of wise options to consider.
  78. Is The CMA Designation Worth It?

    Get an inside look at what it takes to earn your CMA and what four satisfied CMA holders say about the designation's benefits.
  79. 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 of high inflation, and growth stocks perform better during periods of low inflation.
  80. Understanding And Playing The Dow Jones Industrial Average

    Learn strategies for investing in this price-weighted index and how to interpret its movements.
  81. The 10 Worst Financial Decisions You Can Make In Retirement

    In this time of fiscal uncertainty, there are many financial decisions that can make or break you during your formative years.
  82. 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 it.
  83. 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 from policy changes and boost returns by being aware of the nuances of monetary policy.
  84. A Day In The Life Of A Public Accountant

    Here's an inside look at the workdays of two experienced CPAs, to give you an idea of what it might be like to pursue a career as a public accountant.
  85. 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.
  86. Real Estate Careers And Their Designations

    The real estate industry offers a wide variety of career opportunities and dozens of designations to increase your skills.
  87. Mandatory Pension Savings: Should Employers And Employees Be Forced To Make Contributions?

    The scale of the pension crisis in the U.S. cannot be denied, and there's a growing movement that supports the mandatory pension system that's been created in Australia and other parts of the world. But can the millions of working poor in America afford such a system?
  88. Can't Get A Bank Loan? Turn To Your Neighbor

    Peer-to-peer lending can be an inexpensive way to gain access to credit when banks are restricting lending -- but you need to understand the entire deal first before jumping in.
  89. Study Does Not End After The CFA

    Getting your CFA is an admirable achievement, but it doesn't end there. Find out what is expected of CFAs after they become charterholders.
  90. Arbitrage Squeezes Profit From Market Inefficiency

    This influential strategy capitalizes on the relationship between price and liquidity.
  91. What To Expect On The CFA Level III Exam

    The Level III exam is one of the tougher exams for the CFA. Read this to give yourself a little insight.
  92. Earnings Guidance: Can It Accurately Predict The Future?

    Explore the controversies surrounding companies commenting on their forward-looking expectations.
  93. What Forex Traders Need To Know About The Yen

    The Japanese Yen possesses some unique qualities that traders should know before jumping in.
  94. 4 Traits Banks Look For In New Staff

    Trust is the number one trait that banks are looking for in new hires, but there are other abilities that are equally desired.
  95. Money Tips To Stretch Your Retirement Nest Egg

    Learn the key investment and savings tips you need to ensure your retirement savings last as long as you do.
  96. 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?
  97. 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 differences between them.
  98. Broker Commissions Are Here To Stay

    With two developed nations adopting a firm anti-commission stance, questions have arisen over whether or not the United States should follow suit. Find out why such a development is unlikely.
  99. Mergers And Acquisitions: Understanding Takeovers

    In the dramatic world of M&As, battleground terms meld with bizarre metaphors to form the language of the game.
  100. The Role Of Parents In Financial Education

    The need for a concerted program of financial education cannot be ignored, and even though many parents are ill-equipped to lead the charge, there are numerous programs they can support.
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