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  1. Top Tips For Winning New Clients

    Advisors looking to attract potential clients need to speak in a straightforward manner, be available for questions and leave ...
  2. How Long Will Equity Income ETFs Remain Strong?

    With nearly every index giving back their 2014 gains, have interest-rate-sensitive stocks sidestepped the volatility or have ...
  3. IRS Raises 401(k) Contribution Limits By $500

    The 2015 IRS contribution limits for 401(k), 403(b), most 457 savings plans and the government's Thrift Savings Plan were ...
  4. The Top Nonprofit Organizations

    Did you know basketball and volleyball were invented by instructors at a charity?
  5. Understanding Intellectual Property

    Intellectual property rights - patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights - protect creators of everything from new ...
  6. Junk Is Starting To Look A Lot Less Junky

    The recent rout in junk bonds could be the buying opportunity they’ve been waiting for over the last few years. Yields are ...
  7. Mutual Funds Commonly Found In Retirement Plans

    If you have a 401(k), these fund names should ring a bell. Here's how and why.
  8. Want To Impress Clients? Show Your Due Diligence

    Doing the learning legwork for the products and service providers you employ will expand your understanding and impress incumbent ...
  9. How Apple And Samsung Compare ... And Coexist

    Taking a break from how their ubiquitous smartphones stack up, investopedia takes a look at the similarities and difference ...
  10. ETFs Commonly Found In Retirement Accounts

    Which ETFs are popular in retirement accounts? Here's a look at several and why they might be right for you or your client.
  11. Home Depot's Profitability: The Unvarnished Truth

    As long as people want to maintain and beautify their surroundings, Home Depot will continue to accommodate them — and at ...
  12. Where Unemployment Hits Hardest

    A look at the demographics of unemployment, and what that means for workers around the nation.
  13. Scoring A High-Paying Job In The Banking Industry

    Bankers have earned a reputation as people who get to enjoy the finer things in life. However, most of them are ordinary ...
  14. Dealing With An Underwater Mortgage During Divorce

    Going through a divorce is chaotic enough, but throw in a house with an underwater mortgage and things get particularly messy.
  15. Best Ways To Repair Your Credit Score

    Follow these 6 steps and you'll be on your way to a better credit score.
  16. 7 Ways To Save Money On Business Travel

    Business travel is soaring, especially in America. But though business travel is great for the economy, it's not so kind ...
  17. 3 ETF Signals You May Use For Confirmation

    Is the economic landscape healing? Far from it. Does that signal good things for the U.S. market? No… but the Fed is likely ...
  18. Are All ETF Correlations Barreling Towards 1.0?

    Since the S&P 500 hit 2011 on September 18, it has forfeited 4.1%. Though that may not represent a significant decline, it ...
  19. 10 Steps For First-Time Home Buyers

    It's probably the biggest purchase you've ever made. Here's exactly what to do to prepare yourself and get the best possible ...
  20. The Education of Warren Buffett

    How did Warren Buffett get to be the richest investor in America? A little luck, a lot of pluck and a head for numbers.
  21. Credit Cards With Travel Insurance

    Some credit cards offer travel coverage, which may include trip cancellations, lost baggage and rental-car damages. Just ...
  22. Why Did ETFs Become So Popular?

    How long should a buy-n-hold investor “hold?” If you held the Dow Jones Industrials Average from 1916 - 1981, would you have ...
  23. Seasonal Factors Ready To Turn Positive

    The yield on 10-year U.S. Treasury notes this week broke below 2 percent intraday for the first time since June 2013.
  24. 3 Money Moves To Make Before A Career Change

    One of the measures of a healthy economy is workers' confidence in their ability to leave a job and find other employment. ...
  25. Top Financial Frights: Emergencies & Retirement

    Americans take a certain pleasure in horror at Halloween. Yet there is a realm in which they don't seek horror: their finances. ...
  26. Find Short-Sale Listings

    Short sales can sometimes get you a property at below-market cost. Here's a quick guide on how to locate short-sale listings ...
  27. 8 Common Refinance Mistakes

    As mortgage rates creep higher, there's still time to dump your mortgage rate for a lower one. But don't ruin your chance ...
  28. Preventing Medical Bankruptcy

    Medical expenses are the number-one cause of bankruptcy in the United States. Here are some steps to protect yourself.
  29. Understanding World Bank Data

    Developing countries can't always afford to track the data crucial to setting the right economic policies and programs. That's ...
  30. Flight Insurance Can Take The Worry Out Of Flying

    If paying for a missed flight or lost baggage is prohibitive, obtaining some flight insurance might just be a good idea.
  31. Is Cash Or Credit Better For European Trips?

    If you're traveling to Europe, make sure you have a widely accepted credit card that uses chip technology. It doesn't hurt ...
  32. Understanding Benchmark Oils: Brent Blend, WTI and Dubai

    Most crude oil prices worldwide are pegged to the influential Brent, WTI or Dubai/Oman benchmarks.
  33. Trading Volatile Stocks with Technical Indicators

    Short-term traders seek volatility because of the profit potential, which leads to two common questions. How do I find volatile ...
  34. The Top Technical Indicators For Commodities Investing

    Traders can use "the usual suspects" (standard indicators for trend trading) when it comes to choosing indicators for investing ...
  35. The Biggest Mergers & Acquisitions In The U.S.

    M&A is a daily part of the American business world. They're based on the principle that "One plus one equals three," i.e. ...
  36. 6 Ways To Jump-Start Your Savings Account

    While Americans have succeeded at paying some of their debt over the past years, the median household's savings have declined ...
  37. 5 Money Moves To Make By Year's End

    People hate deadlines. They dread them, shirk them and skirt them. But deadlines can also prompt you to get things done so ...
  38. Insurance Myths Involve Houses, Cars & Big Crashes

    Any confusion over what to buy or how to use a product can end up being costly, but when it comes to insurance, misunderstandings ...
  39. TIPS Are Unloved And Under-Owned

    Do you use protection? Because based on the recent, wild action in the markets, it seems as though many people have been ...
  40. World Cities With The Highest Quality Of Life

    Cities that usually top quality of life surveys have similar characteristics – they are usually midsized, with populations ...
  41. The Difference Between Oil Services And Refiners

    Oil service companies and refiners both play an important role in the oil industry, but they tend to profit more in opposite ...
  42. When Is A Franchise The Right Investment For You?

    Do you have the right mix of credit, capital and business savvy to make you an ideal candidate for buying a franchise?
  43. Educating Your Clients About Cybersecurity

    Financial advisors must lead the charge against cybersecurity risks, for their clients and for their own practices.
  44. Building A Fortune: Jerry Jones And The Cowboys

    From insurance and wildcatting, to licensing and pizza, Jerry Jones has rolled the dice and frequently won. Here's how the ...
  45. Are You A Target For Identity Thieves?

    The Americans at highest risk for identity theft and identity fraud aren't the ones you most expect. See if you're on the ...
  46. A Carbon Capture And Storage Breakthrough

    Carbon capture and storage (CCS) has been weighed down by exorbitant costs, making it an industry that’s been stuck on the ...
  47. Want to Travel the World in Retirement? Here's How

    Dreaming of a retirement spent traveling the world? Here's how to start turning that dream into reality.
  48. India Is Eclipsing China's Economy As Brightest BRIC Star

    It seems fitting that on the occasion of Diwali – the Hindu “festival of lights” – India should emerge as the brightest star ...
  49. Oil and Terror: ISIS and Middle East Economies

    How does the Islamic State impact the economy and foreign investment in the Middle East? It has more to do with the marketplace ...
  50. How To Profit From Mergers And Acquisitions Through Arbitrage

    Making a windfall from a stock that attracts a takeover bid is an alluring proposition. But be warned – benefiting from m&a ...
  51. Avoid Becoming An Identity Thief's Next Victim

    Use these 7 techniques to keep yourself under the radar and out of the way of identity thieves.
  52. China Will Continue To Dominate World Production

    Some may think the ubiquity of Chinese products is due to the abundance of cheap Chinese labor that brings down the production ...
  53. How Bitcoin Casinos Work

    For those who don't just don't find bitcoin speculative enough, there are bitcoin casinos.
  54. The Economics of Oil Extraction

    The overall economics of oil extraction is that there is money in it - both for extraction companies and their investors.
  55. All About Liquid Commodities

    You might hear 'liquid commodities' and think of an auction, but they're actually a high-volume, fast paced financial product ...
  56. Are Countries Leaving The EU?

    During the 20th century, following the United States’ footsteps, Europe made all attempts to replicate our success and economic ...
  57. Changing Gas Sources Present Rare Opportunity

    Historically, gas supplies have flowed from the resource-rich Gulf Coast to the populous, but gas-starved, Northeast.
  58. Decoding “Normal” Interest Rates

    The Fed (and every other Fed commentator) uses the word “normalization” to describe the upcoming next phase of monetary policy. ...
  59. One Reason Rates Are Likely To Remain Low For Long

    While I believe that the Federal Reserve (Fed) is likely to begin raising rates sooner than the market expects, rates are ...
  60. Retirement Investment Strategies by Age

    Saving and investing for retirement ideally should begin the moment you start working — if not before — and continue well ...
  61. Steps To Retiring With A Reverse Mortgage

    Follow this simple six-step guide to investigating a reverse mortgage. And be sure to compare it to other ways home equity ...
  62. Six Things Bad Financial Advisors Do

    So you've gone to the trouble and expense of hiring a financial adviser. Here's how to decide whether they're doing you right ...
  63. How To Invest In The Nikkei 225

    The Nikkei index is synonymous with Japan's economy, the third-largest in the world. Here's the easiest way to take a stake.
  64. A Guide To Japan’s Nikkei 225 Index

    If you want to keep your finger on the pulse of the Japanese economy and stock market pay attention to the bellwether Nikkei ...
  65. Best Business Credit Cards

    Even the best business cards aren't all alike. Choose the card – or cards – with features that yield the most for how your ...
  66. 10 Money-Making Jobs For Retirees

    Reaching retirement age doesn't mean you actually have to stop working. A retirement job can provide activity, mental stimulation ...
  67. Pick the Right Brokerage Account for Options Trading

    Follow these steps to pick the right options brokerage account depending on your trading needs and style of trading.
  68. What the 10-Year Treasury’s Dip Means for Bonds

    It was hard to miss the headlines earlier this week about the 10-year Treasury yield dipping below 2% Wednesday, hitting ...
  69. How to Use the Gearing Ratio

    The gearing ratio is a figure that compares a company’s owners’ equity to the amount of money the company has borrowed.
  70. What's a P&L Statement?

    A profit and loss statement, also called the income statement, is a financial statement that companies use to report their ...
  71. The Six Things Investors Should Do Now

    FOX Business Network’s Elizabeth MacDonald weighs on The Six Things Investors Should Do Now. Stocks are swinging up and down, ...
  72. An Investing Secret For When The Market Drops

    I wrote a piece called “Why Cash is Not a Strategy.” I was sitting on more cash than I knew was good for me: I’ve started ...
  73. 10 Questions You Forget to Ask When Buying a House

    If you are thinking about buying a home, you are not alone. According to the New York Times, more Americans are getting home-buying ...
  74. When Your Job Offers An Awful Retirement Plan

    So you've decided to start saving for retirement. Good news: it's never too late. Bad news: Your employer offers a paltry ...
  75. 3 Credit Card Benefits You’re Paying For But Not Using

    Unnecessary expenses are easy to eliminate once you look at your spending, but not all expenses are obvious, especially when ...
  76. Alternatives To Business Bankruptcy

    Bankruptcy isn't the only alternative for a struggling business. It can try negotiating with creditors or liquidating assets ...
  77. Will ETFs Eventually Replace Mutual Funds?

    Will mutual funds be replaced by ETFs? Possibly, but it's not too likely and probably not anytime soon.
  78. A Guide To The Six Sigma Black Belt

    Interested in the Six Sigma Black Belt but unsure whether you need one? Here's a guide to it and how it differs from other ...
  79. Fee-Only Financial Advisers: What You Need To Know

    Are you considering hiring a fee-only financial advisor or one who is compensated via commissions? Read this first.
  80. An Investor's Guide To Bank Stress-Testing

    Just how are bank stress tests performed and what is the logic behind them? And is a stress test useful for evaluating a ...
  81. 5 Biggest Money Mistakes & How To Fix Them Fast

    Financial mistakes - like most mistakes in life - can generally be avoided with forethought, planning and self-discipline. ...
  82. Top 5 Strategies To Pay For Elder Care

    The cost of a nursing home, assisted living facility or home care can be ruinous. Try these routes to help seniors qualify ...
  83. A Guide To The Six Sigma Green Belt

    Curious about the Six Sigma Green Belt? Here's what you need to know.
  84. Lognormal and Normal Distribution

    When and why do you use lognormal distribution or normal distribution for analyzing securities? Lognormal for stocks, normal ...
  85. Fracking Regulations: Impact on Economy & Business Activity

    An overview of how fracking regulations relates to investments in the oil,gas or energy industry - Understanding the impact ...
  86. 5 Top Alternatives To A Reverse Mortgage

    If you have substantial home equity and don't want to do a reverse mortgage to tap it for retirement expenses, cost out these ...
  87. Overcome Your 6 Biggest Digital Banking Fears

    Cybersecurity -- or a lack thereof -- has consistently made headlines this year.
  88. What is Your Biggest Fear About Mobile Banking?

    It hasn't been a great year for cybersecurity, from Target's Black Friday hacking to this month's security breach at JPMorgan ...
  89. Reverse Mortgage Or Home-Equity Loan?

    If you have equity in your home and need more cash in retirement, a reverse mortgage – or home-equity loan or line of credit ...
  90. Jobs Data Great For ETFs, Grisly For The Economy

    “Holy Moly!” exclaim the financial media. They marvel at a headline unemployment number of 5.9%. “This economy is much better ...
  91. 10 Common Retirement Planning Mistakes To Avoid

    If you’re like most people, your retirement account took a big hit over the last couple of years. Now, it’s time to begin ...
  92. 9 Ways To Improve Your Credit Score Today

    When it comes to finances, there are a number of goals that you might have established, such as saving money, paying down ...
  93. Credits For First-Time Home Buyers

    To encourage Americans to buy their first homes, the government offers credits and tax breaks. Even better, you may not need ...
  94. A Look Into The Secrets Of Venture Capitalism

    Venture capitalists own an equity stake in the start-up and have a say in the functioning of the company. Investments are ...
  95. The Beginning Of A Bear Market?

    Monday, Friday and Thursday marked the worst three-day streak for U.S. stocks since 2011.
  96. Federal Tax Brackets

    Why do we have income tax brackets? What do they do for us? Read this to understand the basics and where to find your own ...
  97. Build Your Credit Score

    Here are four good ways to build your credit score when you're starting from scratch. Do it right and you'll end up with ...
  98. What You Need To Know About Preferred Stock

    Curious about preferred shares? Here's what you should know about these bond-like instruments.
  99. How Has The Iraqi Dinar Been Trading Amidst Political Turmoil?

    Watch the market rate of the Iraqi dinar, as it will be a better gauge of market sentiment for the currency than the auction ...
  100. Investor, Know Thyself: Choose A Stock Category Based On Your Risk Tolerance

    Choosing the right investment isn't just about choosing the right investment. It also requires that you intimiately understand ...
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