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  1. Disturbing Headlines, Strong Equity Markets: Why the Disconnect?

    It’s hard not to see some disconnect between recent disturbing world news headlines and the market’s quiet advance.
  2. U.S. Marshals To Auction Off Seized Bitcoins

    The U.S. Marshals are auctioning off 29,656.51306529 bitcoins seized from drug site Silk Road. To be eligible, you'll need $200,000.
  3. Seven Emerging Currencies Challenging The Forex Hierarchy

    While the top-seven currencies follow a somewhat stable hierarchy, second-tier currencies can be all over the map.
  4. The Best Of The Best Wealth Management Firms

    Looking for a fee-only wealth management firm? Here's a handy ranking to get you started on your search for a top financial advisor.
  5. Don't Sign That! Legal Pitfalls of Signatures

    Why using the wrong-color ink – or signing for your spouse or child – could trigger a fraud alert, nullify a check or get you in bank or credit card trouble.
  6. With HO5 Insurance, You're In Charge

    This home insurance covers everything and will put the onus on your insurance provider.
  7. Real Estate Flipping: 8 Disclosures You Must Make

    If you don't tell potential buyers about these situations and possible hazards, you could find yourself in court. Here's how to profit – and stay out of trouble.
  8. Disability Insurance For Business Owners

    If you become injured and no longer able to work, would your business survive?
  9. The Best Day-Trading Schools

    Here are the top day-trading schools that offer courses and mentoring in the stock, options, futures and forex markets.
  10. Will The High Times In High Yield Continue?

    With junk bond yields at around 5% now, investors are wondering whether the risk is worth the reward.
  11. A Guide To Trading Binary Options In The U.S.

    What binary options are, how they work and where you can legally trade them in the U.S.?
  12. What is the OIS LIBOR Spread And What Is It For?

    When the LIBOR-OIS spread rises significantly, it represents the worry that banks might not be able to pay down even their short-term debt obligations.
  13. Five Creative Ways To Pay For College

    If your financial aid package isn't helping as much as you need, there are other ways to fund your education.
  14. Pay Less For Medicine By Not Using Health Insurance

    You might be paying more for your prescriptions at the pharmacy if you use your health insurance than if you pay cash out of pocket.
  15. Hey, Baby. How's Your College Fund?

    What better time is there to ponder your baby's college fund?
  16. Why Real Estate Crowdfunding Will Be Loved by You, The Lazy Investor

    A new investment that is growing in popularity is called real estate crowdfunding.
  17. Five Credit Card Perks That Will Cure Many Headaches During Your Summer Trips

    It is a time when credit cards will become more than just convenient payment methods.
  18. Impact Investing: Making A Difference And A Profit

    Most investors spend their time chasing returns. But what if there was a way to do good while also turning a profit?
  19. Where Should I Retire?

    It's not just about money or weather or beautiful scenery and a lively cultural scene. Here, some other real-life ways to think about your post-work life.
  20. What Women Investors Are Doing Right

    Women's risk aversion, penchant for research – and lack of male-style "irrational exuberance" – means their investing strategies often put them ahead.
  21. Binary Options FAQs - Sponsored by Nadex

    Many investors may not be familiar with binary options, but they’re actually quite easy to use. And they can play an important role in your investing strategy. Here are some of the more common questions surrounding these options.
  22. How To Get The Most Out Of Your Financial Advisor

    Like most things in life, the effort and thought you put into something will determine what you get out of it. It's no different with a financial advisor.
  23. Which Billionaire Could Be Your New Neighbor?

    Just how much real estate can the fortunes of the founders of Tesla, Google, Amazon and Microsoft buy? You'll be surprised.
  24. Divorcing? The Right Way to Split Retirement Plans

    Mishandling how you define and allocate retirement-plan assets in a divorce can cost you plenty in taxes and aggravation. Here's how to do it right.
  25. How to Trade Volatility Using Binary Options - Sponsored by Nadex

    Binary options are similar to classic options with some slight nuances but the components used for the option’s pricing are the same; underlying market, strike (K), volatility and time.
  26. Why Caregivers Should Enlist A Financial Advisor

    Stressed caregivers in need of help managing their loved one's affairs should consider enlisting a financial advisor.
  27. How We'll All Be Amazon.com Customers Eventually

    Amazon is unusual among large U.S. companies ranked by market cap in that its profit margins are tiny and its stock is phenomenally pricey. Here's why.
  28. Using Binary Options to Trade Direction - Sponsored by Nadex

    Binary options are an outstanding method of trading market direction, whether it’s going up or down.
  29. Time to Cash In Your U.S. Savings Bonds?

    If your U.S. Savings Bonds are dated 1984 or earlier, they've reached maturity and stopped paying interest. Cash them in pronto and put that money to work!
  30. Common Misconceptions About Binary Options - Sponsored by Nadex

    There are many misconceptions about binary options, so it is really important that traders understand exactly what they are--and what they are not--in order to use them effectively.
  31. Eight Financial Safeguards If Disaster Strikes

    In an emergency like a fire, hurricane, flood, tornado or earthquake, you may not be able to protect your home. But you can take steps to avoid financial disaster.
  32. Binary Options Strategies - Sponsored by Nadex

    Because of their all-or-nothing character, binary options offer traders a great way to trade on the direction of an asset or the overall market. And what makes binary options intriguing, besides their straight-forward risk/reward profiles and defined risk, is that they can be used for shorter strategies due to the hourly, daily or weekly expirations of the contracts.
  33. eBank or Brick-and-Mortar Bank?

    The bank type that makes the most sense for you depends on the services you need. The best choice could be both.
  34. Who Actually Benefits From Target Date Funds?

    This pre-packaged retirement investment option could be the perfect fit for some investors and a downfall for others. Which are you?
  35. The Benefits Of Exchange Traded Binary Options - Sponsored by Nadex

    Binary options can be a fantastic trading instrument, as long as they are structured correctly and traded on a regulated exchange.
  36. Best Apps For Buying A Home

    If you are in the market for a new home, technology can help make your search a little easier. Mobile apps allow you to search listings, calculate mortgage costs, find out which businesses and attractions are nearby, and even decipher real estate terms.
  37. Introduction To Binary Options - Sponsored by Nadex

    Binary options may sound complicated, but they're really not. In fact, they offer traders alternative ways to trade stock indices, commodities and currencies-even economic events. Say you think the S&P 500 is going to rise, or the U.S.
  38. Why This Investment Will Remain A Boomer's Best Friend

    The retirement of millions of Baby Boomers will come with many knock-on effects, but risk-averse investors can take solace in knowing that U.S. Treasury bonds are likely to remain strong and popular.
  39. 4 Big Reasons Your Expenses Could Rise In Retirement

    Here's how to save where you can while you enjoy the fruits of all those years at the office.
  40. How To Sell Your Company At A Premium

    When businesses are looking to make acquisitions, it's a good time to sell your company. But don't rush to take advantage of a positive economic climate – like retirement, getting the best price takes time and planning.
  41. Five Little Money Leaks That You Can Plug Right Now

    If you sometimes feel that money trickles through your fingers, you could be right. Here's how to take control and keep yourself from getting underwater.
  42. 3 “Risk-Off” Signs For ETF Investors

    Warning signs that ETF investors may wish to follow.
  43. This Company Is As Unavoidable As It Is Unloved

    It used to be that just two things in life were unavoidable: death and taxes. But with its purchase of rival Time Warner Cable Inc., one should consider adding communications and entertainment giant Comcast Corp. to that list.
  44. 7 Reasons You Have a Love-Hate Relationship With Home Insurance

    What is covered in a policy can vary widely by company, so you’d better know what to look for when shopping for home insurance.
  45. 10 Ways to Save on Air Conditioning Costs

    Save on the costs of air conditioning by following these tips.
  46. 10 Unfamiliar Ways to Help Pay Down Medical Bills

    Paying your medical bills can seem frightening, given the high cost. Don’t let unpaid medical bills ruin your credit.
  47. How Risky Is A Short Sale?

    Short selling has a number of risks that make it highly unsuitable for the novice investor.
  48. Can the Stock & Bond Market Rallies Continue?

    If you’ve watched the news lately, you’ve noticed there is a lot of talk about interest rates. So you might be asking: Why should I care? What’s the big deal? And will it affect me?
  49. What You Need To Know About EMV Credit Cards

    Finally, the U.S. is beginning to move to EMV credit cards. Here's how they'll keep us safer and what they won't fix.
  50. This Company Is No Mickey Mouse Operation

    With its famous history that's become part of popular culture, and the instantly recognizable silhouette in its logo, The Walt Disney Co. is only an animation studio in the same way that Johnson & Johnson is only a baby powder manufacturer.
  51. Must-Do Financial Moves For Same-Sex Marriages

    Same-sex couples should create the safeguards all married people need, plus a few more. The good news: You may be owed a tax refund.
  52. A Guide For Buying ETFs On Margin

    "Buying on margin" is like shopping with a credit card, as it allows you to spend more than you have in your wallet.
  53. How Merck Found Its Way Into Millions Of Medicine Cabinets

    With over $40 billion in revenue from pharmaceutical sales, there's a good chance that you'll be very grateful for one of Merck & Co.'s drugs some day.
  54. What Is The Relationship Between The Federal Funds, Prime And LIBOR Rates?

    The prime rate and LIBOR rate, two of the most prominent benchmark rates, tend to track the federal funds rate closely over time. However, during periods of economic turmoil, LIBOR appears more likely to diverge from the central bank’s key rate to a greater extent.
  55. 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 Union office and you can transfer money to friends, relatives or business partners halfway around the world.
  56. Top Stocks High-Frequency Traders (HFTs) Pick

    High-frequency trading (HFT) firms make money by exploiting inefficiencies in the pricing of shares quoted on several exchanges in an increasingly fragmented marketplace. They also generate significant income by capturing rebates offered by various exchanges for providing liquidity.
  57. Should India Be On Investors' Radars?

    Policy paralysis and investor indifference have defined India for some time, but a new government bent on cutting red tape and ramping up infrastructure spending could put the country back on "buy" lists.
  58. An Introduction To Target Date Funds

    Target date mutual funds can be an alternative to bonds and CDs for investors who do not wish to actively manage their savings. The reason: These financial products periodically reallocate fund holdings to a more conservative mix over time as the fund holder approaches the target date – usually retirement.
  59. How Doing Your 'Share' Has Enriched Facebook

    The phenomenon of Facebook, and the speed at which users joined and continue to join, is unprecedented. But just because a novelty is adopted by a large chunk of humanity, does that mean it’s inherently an economic powerhouse?
  60. Five Questions to Ask About Your Company's 401(k) Plan

    Having a comfortable retirement depends on taking maximum advantage of your company's 401(k), if it's offered. Here's what you need to know.
  61. Seven Well-Worn Secrets to Investment Success

    Highlights and recommendations of a veteran portfolio manager for investment success.
  62. Make Money Fast From The New 'Sharing Economy'

    The sharing economy has introduced a whole new way to earn a few extra dollars each month.
  63. Accidentally Conservative: The Risk that Lies Ahead for Millennials

    Research shows that Millennials are substantially more conservative when it comes to their finances than previous generations. Jessie Szymanski explains why this age group may be missing out.
  64. Will OIS Replace LIBOR?

    LIBOR manipulation by large banks during the financial crisis has raised serious doubts about the interest rate's reliability. Now, the question is whether to reform the rate or replace it with another benchmark such as OIS.
  65. What's At Stake As Google Takes On Amazon?

    Google's decision to go head-to-head with Amazon with a new same-day shopping service isn't just about cheap Cheerios, coffeemakers, and clothing.
  66. How Women In Transition Should Mind Their Finances

    With roughly 80% of women dying single due to divorce or outliving their spouses, they must become more involved in their financial planning – and advisors must to do more to help.
  67. What Is The Difference Between After-Hours Trading And Late Trading?

    “After-hours” trading and “late trading” both refer to investments made outside of normal business hours. While the two activities sound similar and often take place in similar time frames, the former is perfectly legal while the latter is not.
  68. Russian Interests

    Tensions between Russia and Ukraine remain high, and have spilled onto the international stage.
  69. Financial Changes When You Marry

    Before you tie the knot, here are some steps to take so the legal underpinnings of your marriage will be as solid as your love.
  70. Is Annuitization Your Best Strategy?

    Annuitization has traditionally offered annuity owners a stream of income they cannot outlive, but there are some disadvantages to this form of payout. Consider alternatives, such as income-benefit riders, before making your decision.
  71. Tax Breaks for Volunteering

    In addition to helping society, volunteering can yield tax deductions – sometimes. Here's how to tell what will pass muster and what won't.
  72. This Company's Dividend History Is The Real Thing

    Take water. Add some sugar, a little carbon dioxide and some flavoring. Sell at a gigantic markup. It sounds almost too simple to work, and yet Atlanta-based Coca-Cola Co. has remained a staple of the Dow for decades.
  73. Why a Rise In the National Debt Is Good for You

    In the first quarter of the year, the household national debt for Americans was $129 billion. Yet contrary to popular belief, debt is not always a bad thing.
  74. Top 10 Factors When Buying Country ETFs

    Here are our Top Ten factors to consider when buying a country ETF.
  75. Learn About These 6 Dumb Money Pitfalls For Married Couples

    From tax implications to knowing your partner's credit score, watch out for these six money pitfalls.
  76. Value Offers a Cushion: Why Last Year’s Winners Are Now Losers and Vice Versa

    A trend in markets this year has been the poor performance of last year’s stock market winners, and the resilience of some of last year’s losers.
  77. Unconstrained Investing: What It Is … And What It Isn’t

    “Unconstrained investing” is a term that is bandied about frequently—and is an investment approach that can often be misunderstood.
  78. These Sectors Benefit From Rising Interest Rates

    You've adjusted your debt portfolio to prepare for rising interest rates; now what about your equity holdings? Here are some sectors and companies to keep an eye on.
  79. 10 Reasons Why ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ Will Change the Way You Think About Investing In Women

    If there was any doubt about the contributions an educated woman can make to society, consider these facts.
  80. “Old Tech” ETFs Are Better Risk-Reward Prospects Than “New Tech” ETFs

    Scores of investors often regard Benjamin Graham as the grandfather of value investing. Even those who shun Graham’s methods of analyzing securities tend to revere quotes attributed to him.
  81. Why These Three Retirement Rules of Thumb Are Bad Ideas

    We’re all looking for simple rules of thumb to help our retirement planning. But three popular ones - 3% savings, 4% drawdown, 120% minus your age – may be dangerous to your retirement health.
  82. Home Improvements That Really Pay Off

    Before you invest the cash from your home equity loan in a sunroom or a high-end master suite, take heed: The renovations that pay off most aren't the glamorous ones.
  83. Seniors: Before You Co-sign That Student Loan

    If that loan isn't paid back, you could be on the line for the whole amount, plus penalties. Ask the 115,000 retirees whose Social Security checks have already been garnished.
  84. Ignore This Demographic At Your Own Peril

    Hispanics have unique financial planning needs and attitudes, and financial advisers would be well-served by studying this fast-growing demographic's differences.
  85. How AT&T Came To Serve A Third Of Americans

    AT&T mobile phones are used by roughly a third of Americans. How it managed to accomplish that starts with a state-sponsored monopoly, a well-publicized breakup and astute maneuvers through a technological revolution.
  86. Trading Options on Futures Contracts

    Futures contracts are available for all sorts of financial products, from equity indexes to precious metals. Trading options based on futures means buying call or put options based on the direction you believe an underlying financial product will move, or writing options for income.
  87. What Is ICE LIBOR And What Is It Used For?

    In the case of ICE LIBOR, an innocent-sounding set of letters has a profound bearing on every loan you make.
  88. How To Earn The Most From CDs When Interest Rates Are Low

    Certificates of deposit might not seem like a good place to keep your money when interest rates are low, but they do offer security and stability. And with laddering and studying promotional rates, you can generate a nice return.
  89. Seven Considerations When You Negotiate Severance

    Someday the ax will fall. It happens in almost every career. Here's how to survive and move on.
  90. When Should You Make A Short Sale?

    Consider making a short sale in the following circumstances: Bearish trend is developing rapidly, fundamentals are deteriorating, technical indicators are signaling "Sell," and there is an abrupt change in momentum / sentiment.
  91. Four Market Risks to Focus on This Summer

    Four market risks to pay attention to this summer.
  92. Learn How To Invest Defensively From This Hedge Fund Pro

    With the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 hovering near all-time highs and plenty of investors shifting to a defensive stance, there are plenty of opportunities to bet against the stock market. But where to start?
  93. 5 Funds to Fight Inflation

    Judging by the price action and performance of conventional inflation hedges over the last 12 months, it appears the investing public's worries over inflation are nearly non-existent.
  94. Why Caregiving Costs Women

    Fueled by extended life expectancies, lost wages from reduced work and rising healthcare costs, women are now the hardest hit when it comes to caregiving for an elderly parent.
  95. 10 Ways To Never Pay Top Dollar At Movie Theaters

    How did we ever survive without $15 movie tickets, outrageous markups at concession stands and headache-inducing 3D screenings? Movie tickets, especially in big cities, are at an all time high.
  96. Why Now May Be The Right Time For Emerging Market Bonds

    The emerging markets fixed income space continues to see some volatility, but there are some potentially attractive entry points.
  97. Your College Won’t Tell You About These 10 Ways to Get More Financial Aid Money

    Thinking about how to pay for college is an important topic that parents and kids should talk about together. With the costs of college rising, sometimes deciding where to go for school is as simple as choosing the institution that gives you the best financial aid offer.
  98. Why You Don’t Need Mortgage Protection Life Insurance

    Mortgage protection life insurance sounds great in concept - a guarantee that your mortgage will be paid off if you die unexpectedly. But take a hard look at what you get before choosing it.
  99. Garage Sale vs. Donation

    Which offers you the bigger payoff?
  100. Pot Stock Pitfalls To Watch For

    When it comes to the quickly evolving marijuana sector, stay wary, heed SEC warnings and do your research, or your investment could go up in smoke.
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