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  1. The Gini Index: Measuring Income Distribution

    A country with $100 billion in assets and four residents sounds good - unless three of them have $0.
  2. Power Up Your Portfolio With Video Game Stocks

    Level up your winnings by investing in this fast-paced, highly skilled industry.
  3. A Sanity-Saving Retirement Stock Portfolio

    The market rollercoaster has many retirees calling it quits on stocks. Big mistake.
  4. Your Retirement Portfolio: Diversification & Alternatives

    Why diversification and alternatives can play an important role in your retirement portfolio.
  5. How To Invest In Penny Stocks

    Do you find the lure of finding a diamond in the rough too much to ignore? Then consider penny stocks. Just be aware of the ...
  6. Due Diligence On Dividends

    Understanding dividends and how they work will help you become a more informed and successful investor.
  7. Dividend Yield For The Downturn

    High-dividend stocks make excellent bear market investments, but the payouts aren't a sure thing.
  8. Discover Master Limited Partnerships

    These unique investments provide significant tax advantages.
  9. Estate Planning Must-Haves For Unmarried Couples

    Society provides benefits to those who wed and punishes those who don't. Find out how to protect yourself.
  10. Triangles: A Short Study In Continuation Patterns

    Learn how to read these formations of horizontal trading patterns.
  11. The Pros And Cons Of Automated Trading Systems

    Automated trading systems minimize emotions, allow for faster order entry, lead to greater consistency and resolve pilot-error ...
  12. Invest In Yourself With A College Education

    Spending a few thousand dollars on school could help you earn millions more.
  13. Roth Feature Boosts Benefits For 401(k) And 403(b) Plans

    Roth accounts tend to beat Traditional plans over the long term by providing tax savings.
  14. Strategies For Trading Fibonacci Retracements

    Investopedia explains Fibonacci retracements--based on the elegant "golden" ratio--and how the levels are derived.
  15. Invest In Emerging Market Bonds With These ETFs

    With the variety of emerging market bond ETFs now on the books, it's become far easier for investors to diversify. Here's ...
  16. The World's Top Financial Cities

    These cities are the heart of the world's financial activity.
  17. Have The Right Condo Insurance?

    How well does your condo's master-insurance policy protect you? Here's why you'll probably need separate insurance for your ...
  18. Living And Death Benefit Riders: How Do They Work?

    Find out how these different riders work, and which type is right for you.
  19. 3 Ways Price Momentum Can Burn Your Portfolio

    Momentum traders are always trying to ride the herd. In these three situations, however, they may end up getting trampled. ...
  20. Short Selling: Making The Ban

    Short selling has been around as long as the stock market, and it hasn't always been looked on favorably.
  21. Relative Valuation Of Stocks Can Be A Trap

    This method of valuing a company can make it look like a bargain when it is not.
  22. Will Insurance Keep Your Business Safe?

    Skilled employees are key to a successful business. Find out how to avoid a financial setback if they leave.
  23. 12 Steps To Closing A Real Estate Deal

    A long list of things needs to happen before a home becomes yours. Find out what to expect.
  24. Debt Consolidation Companies – The Pros And Cons

    Debt consolidation is an attractive option for cash-strapped consumers who are struggling with debt, but make sure you are ...
  25. Portfolio Growth Strategies

    There are many ways to grow a portfolio, and the best approach for a given investor will depend upon various factors.
  26. How To Do Qualitative Analysis On Biotech Companies

    These analytical methods will help you size up a biotech company and make a winning investment.
  27. CMO vs CDO: Same Outside, Different Inside

    The concept of collateralizing and structured financing predates the market for collateralized mortgage obligations and collateralized ...
  28. How Will Your Investment Make Money?

    Discover the basic types of investment income and which asset classes pay them.
  29. There Are More Ways To Invest In Land Than You Think

    You don't have to have a huge amount of capital to invest in land. You have many other options, including land-related ETFs ...
  30. What You Should Know About The U.S. Bureau of Labor Monthly Statistics

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly employment figures are a key economic indicator. Here's how they work.
  31. Investing Beyond Your Borders

    Investing abroad poses risks, but can also help you diversify. Discover ways to invest in foreign stocks.
  32. 5 Insurance Policies Everyone Should Have

    Insurance policies come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Shop carefully and the right policies will go a long way towards ...
  33. Make No-Load Annuities Your Viable Alternative

    These alternative retirement funds provide diversification with no fees, so what's the catch?
  34. 5 Mistakes Real Estate Investors Should Avoid

    Don't let a slow real estate market drag you down - steer clear of these pitfalls.
  35. 9 Things You Need To Know About Homeowners' Associations

    Restrictive rules and high fees are just some of the things to watch out for before joining an HOA.
  36. Tips For Passing The Series 6 Exam

    Find out what you can do during the test to make sure you get a passing score.
  37. Who Needs Life Insurance, Who Doesn't

    How to tell when it's time to get life insurance – or decide that you don't have to have it yet or no longer need it.
  38. China ETFs: Get In As China Matures

    These ETFs offer an easy way for investors to access China's growing economic might and growing consumerism. Just watch the ...
  39. Understanding Lender-Required Flood Insurance

    Having to buy flood insurance shouldn't be a surprise. Find out what you need to know when purchasing or refinancing a house. ...
  40. Andre Kostolany: Germany's Stock Market Guru

    We can learn a lot from Kostolany and his "steady or shaky hand" investing philosophy.
  41. From Booms To Bailouts: The Banking Crisis Of The 1980s

    The economic environment of the late 1970s and early 1980s created the perfect storm for a banking crisis.
  42. 6 Bad Stock Buyback Scenarios

    Buying back shares can be a sensible way for companies to use extra cash. But in many cases, it's just a ploy to boost earnings. ...
  43. Identity Theft Protection Services: Worth Having?

    A detailed review of what you get from American's leading identity theft protection agencies. Start here before deciding ...
  44. The Basics of Forming A Limited Liability Company (LLC)

    An LLC is a good combination of protection with flexibility and tax benefits. It provides an array of taxation alternatives ...
  45. Should You Open A Foreign Savings Account?

    Would opening a savings account in a foreign bank make sense for you? The pros and cons, how to establish one – and alternatives ...
  46. EDGAR: Investors' One-Stop-Shop For Company Filings

    You can learn a lot about any listed company through this system - if you know how to use it.
  47. Will Bitcoin And Walmart Force Western Union To Change Its Business Model?

    Western Union is recognized across the globe for providing a fast, efficient way to move money. Just walk into a Western ...
  48. How To Calculate Your Investment Return

    How much are your investments actually returning? Find out why the method of calculation matters.
  49. The Ups And Downs Of Investing In Cyclical Stocks

    This strategy can be profitable but only if you know when to dump these stocks.
  50. TransCanada Sits In Oil Pipeline Catbird Seat

    TransCanada stands to win no matter what happens to the Keystone XL Pipeline. Approved? Send oil to a thirsty America. Shot ...
  51. Working in Retirement While Collecting Social Security?

    What to consider if working in retirement while collecting Social Security.
  52. What You Need To Think About Before Becoming An Entrepreneur

    Are you made of the rights stuff to be an entrepreneur?
  53. Concierge Healthcare: The Pros and Cons Of Having A Doctor On Call

    Concierge healthcare can mean extra attention from your doctor when you need it, but it isn't the best substitute for health ...
  54. Protect Your Kids And Pets With Custom Insurance

    Find out how to protect those you love the most with specialized policies.
  55. Investing In Your Child's Education

    Overwhelmed by increasing tuition costs for your kids? The U.S. government can help.
  56. How Mortgage Refinancing Affects Your Net Worth

    Find out how to determine whether refinancing will put you ahead or even more behind.
  57. The Five Biggest Stock Market Myths

    Stocks that go down must come up, right? Wrong. We bust this myth and four other common market misconceptions.
  58. Internships: Find The Best One For You

    It only takes a little legwork to land a prestigious career while you're still in college.
  59. America's Compensation Gap Shows No Signs Of Slowing

    The gap between the rich and the poor and middle classes is rapidly increasing in America. Historically this is not a good ...
  60. Choose Your Monthly Mortgage Payments

    Exotic mortgages allow you to decide how much to pay. Find out how much they really cost.
  61. 8 Tips To Help You Control Holiday Spending

    These tips will have you singing "Joy to the World" well into the New Year.
  62. Warning Signs Of A Company In Trouble

    Don't let your clients go down with ship! Learn how to escape sinking with these tips.
  63. The Problem With Financial Journalism

    One of the most serious problems facing the general investing public is that that they fail to learn enough about investments ...
  64. What Is The New 'FICO Score 9' And Its Benefits?

    A change in how some credit scores are calculated might soon make it easier for some homebuyers and homeowners to get a mortgage. ...
  65. Are Your Bank Deposits Insured?

    Learn how the FDIC is helping to keep your money in your pockets.
  66. What $1 Million Buys You in America's Best Retirement Destinations

    Shopping for your dream retirement home in Bellingham, Brevard, Charleston and Tucson
  67. Take On Risk With A Margin of Safety

    More common risk theories can lead to missed opportunities. Find out how margin of safety can propel your portfolio.
  68. Would A Retirement Plan Overhaul Fix Our Savings Shortfall?

    There are several theories and ideas about how we can make up for the $6.6 trillion retirement savings shortfall in America. ...
  69. Should You Borrow From Your Retirement Plan?

    It makes sense to dip into your savings in some cases, but you must be aware of the potential consequences.
  70. Looking Out For Your Finances As A Renter

    Landlords and property owners have their fair share of problems and with responsibility comes great headache, but it ain't ...
  71. Buying Auto Insurance For Your Teen Driver

    When parents of a teen first watch their baby take the wheel, they may be too busy seeing the years flash to focus on the ...
  72. 5 Reasons The Other Driver's Insurer Won't Pay

    You drive below the speed limit when another driver plows into your car. You assume their insurance company should pay, but ...
  73. The 10 Strangest Phrases In Banking Explained

    Just about every industry has its own special language, the world of banking and finance is full of jargon to communicate ...
  74. 401(k) Plans: Roth or Regular?

    How to decide which type of 401(k) retirement savings plan makes the most sense for you. Or should you hedge your bets and ...
  75. Smooth Moves: Changing Insurance When You Relocate

    Whether moving across town or across the country you probably have a very long to-do list, but don't let insurance matters ...
  76. How to Protect Your Grandparents From Financial Predators

    What would you do if you realized that your elderly parent or grandparent was being abused financially by a family member ...
  77. Strategies For Your Roth 401(k)

    A Roth 401(k) can add much to your retirement funds, especially if you start saving early and end up doing well financially. ...
  78. How To Profit From The Rise in Proxy Fights

    A proxy vote is a vote cast by an entity or person on behalf of another. This sets the stage for a proxy fight between the ...
  79. Introduction To Remittances

    Remittances are an important factor in the global economy, and help drive growth both at home and abroad.
  80. Muriel Siebert: Female Finance Pioneer

    Muriel Siebert has blazed many paths for investors, but is especially relevant as the first woman to sit on the NYSE.
  81. Choosing The Right 529 Education Savings Plan

    Before you fund one of these education-savings vehicles, be sure you know their differences.
  82. Should You Close Your Credit Card?

    Find out the consequences before deciding to end your credit agreement.
  83. Iraq Is Ripe For Adventurous Investors

    Don't laugh--many consider Iraq as an up and coming investment destination,.
  84. Understanding The Basics of A Stop-Limit Order

    There are many techniques used by investors and traders to restrict losses or lock in gains. The stop-limit order is one ...
  85. Smart Ways To Manage Your 401(k)

    Now that 401(k)s have put managing retirement money into employees' hands, you can't just contribute and forget it. How to ...
  86. How the Acid Test Helps You

    The acid test measures a company’s short-term liquidity.
  87. 2010: The Year To Convert Your IRA

    Thanks to fewer restrictions, it's now easier than ever to convert your traditional IRA into a Roth IRA.
  88. Pick The Perfect Trust

    Trusts are an estate plan's anchor, but the terminology can be confusing. We cut through the clutter.
  89. 5 Investments You Can't Hold In An IRA/Qualified Plan

    The list of prohibited investment vehicles is short, but it's important to know what is off limits.
  90. 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 ...
  91. Reasons To Stay Put During Retirement

    Many retirees choose to travel to warm destiniations and far off locales to live out their golden years. Here are some reasons ...
  92. Is Your Portfolio Beating Its Benchmark?

    Compare portfolio manager performance using the information ratio.
  93. Central Banks Pump Up the Volume

    Central bank liquidity trying to restart stalling economies around the globe bodes well for equities and bond prices.
  94. A Primer On Private Equity

    Private equity investing is becoming more accessible for individual investors; find out how you can get involved.
  95. Rebalance Your Portfolio To Stay On Track

    Like a tune-up for a car, this re-alignment should minimize trouble down the road.
  96. The Unique Ways Women Approach Finance

    Understanding gender differences and how they are changing is fundamental to understanding the investing world.
  97. Grow Your Business With Business Incubators

    This article looks at business incubators and what they can do for you.
  98. Top Things To Know For An Investment Banking Interview

    Without some basic knowledge, you won't get the job. Find out what you need to know and how to prepare.
  99. Understanding The Spread in Retail Currency Exchange Rates

    Understanding how exchange rates are calculated and shopping around for the best rates may mitigate the effect of wide spreads ...
  100. Strategies To Trade The Dow Jones Industrial Average

    Here are four strategies for trading the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), one of the oldest and most widely-followed ...
  101. Why You Need To Know About S&P Dow Jones Indices

    This Article introduces the S&P Dow Jones Indices (SPDJI), available variant categories and index trading advantages
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