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  1. Predict Inflation With The Producer Price Index

    Find out how the PPI can be used to gauge the overall health of the economy.
  2. Know Your Stock Cost Basis

    Understanding equity cost basis is critical for tracking the gains or losses of an investment.
  3. The Path To Becoming A CEO

    Think you have what it takes to be chief executive? Find out what those at the top have in common.
  4. Why Governments Issue Foreign Bonds

    Government bonds issued in foreign currency have drawn a growing amount of interest in recent years. This article explores why governments, particularly those in emerging markets, choose to denominate debt in a foreign currency. It also explores what the potential risks are for the bondholder.
  5. Designations For The Buy Side

    For those interested in picking securities and financial planning, these certifications could be just what your buy-side financial career needs.
  6. Has Income Tax Become A Class Tax On The Poor?

    With more than 33% of American families falling close to the poverty line despite their adult members holding full-time employment, a rising number of citizens are being forced to pay a rate of tax that is disproportionate to their earnings and in comparison with the country's wealthiest earners.
  7. Fact Sheet: What Is The Fortune 500 List?

    The Fortune 500 is a list most have heard of but don't know much about. Here, we present the basics with a few interesting facts.
  8. Sell In May – Yay Or Nay?

    Seasonal timing in the market, best personified by the adage, “Sell in May – Go away,” has long been the subject of debate among investors. The question remains: Is there anything to it?
  9. Making It Big On Wall Street

    Read about some of the most glamorous Wall Street jobs and what it takes to land one.
  10. Consumer Spending As A Market Indicator

    What people buy and where they shop can provide valuable information about the economy.
  11. Possible Effects Of The Online Retail Tax

    The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that will impose a sales tax on online retailers. Discover how the Marketplace Fairness Act could affect your bottom line.
  12. Should You Get A CFA, MBA Or Both?

    These certifications require time and money, but combined programs are making obtaining both designations more realistic.
  13. 6 Things You Think Add Value To Your Home - But Really Don't

    Not everyone wants to spend their weekends shaping backyard topiaries. Even though you may enjoy the improvements you make to your house, it doesn't mean that they'll increase its value.
  14. Depreciation: Straight-Line Vs. Double-Declining Methods

    Appreciate the different methods used to describe how book value is "used up".
  15. 6 Tips For Selling Your Home Fast

    Find out what you can do to stand out from the competition and make your home an easy sell.
  16. What To Expect On The CFA Level I Exam

    The Level I exam for the Chartered Financial Analyst designation can be challenging. Here's what to expect.
  17. Quants: The Rocket Scientists Of Wall Street

    Blend math, finance and computer skills to command a high - and well deserved - salary.
  18. The Economics Of Stay-At-Home Moms

    If an at-home mom was getting paid for all of the work she does, how much would she get?
  19. Trade Forex On Herd Instinct

    Use caution and commonsense when making trades according to herd instinct – use stop losses, avoid complacency and plan your exit strategy.
  20. An Introduction To The Keogh Retirement Plan

    Learn more about this popular defined-contribution retirement plan that many business owners, proprietors, and self-employed people can benefit from.
  21. Financial Career Options For Professionals

    Find out if spreading your wings to try a new career will make you soar or fall flat.
  22. Uncovering Oil And Gas Futures

    Find out how to stay on top of data reports that could cause volatility in oil and gas markets.
  23. Why Your Pension Plan Has Sovereign Debt In It

    One type of security pensions tend to invest in is sovereign debt, or debt issued by a government.
  24. Women: Invest In Your Financial Literacy

    Learning about money may seem intimidating, but it's not as hard as it looks.
  25. How To Buy Annuities (And When Not To)

    Annuities are complicated products that require some basic homework to be done before requesting quotes. Retirees will want to think about how they envisage their lifestyle and even their potential mortality to come up with an annuity product that’s right for them, or not even buy one at all.
  26. An Introduction To The CMA Designation

    Learn what the Certified Management Accountant designation is, how to get it and what it can do for your accounting career.
  27. 4 Behavioral Biases And How To Avoid Them

    Here are four common common behavioral biases for traders and how to minimize their effects on your portoflio.
  28. What's On A Consumer Credit Report?

    A look at the various components and considerations that go into one's credit report and credit score.
  29. How To Work In Financial Communications

    The surest way to develop a career in financial communications is to blend together the right mix of talent, education, persistence and hard work.
  30. The NYSE And Nasdaq: How They Work

    Learn some of the important differences in the way these exchanges operate and the securities that trade on them.
  31. Decline Of The Independent Broker-Dealer

    Since the financial crisis of 2008-2009 the numbers of independent broker-dealers have been steadily declining. Find out why, and if the trend will continue.
  32. 7 Unconventional Ways Businesses Can Borrow Money

    Find out how your business can get the money it needs - even when the bank says "no".
  33. The Most Expensive Sports Trophies

    Pro sports' championship hardware costs a fortune to craft. Find out which North American sport boasts the most valuable prize.
  34. A Look At CFA Job Opportunities

    Being a CFA charterholder can take your career in many different directions. Find out what your option are.
  35. How Spring Cleaning Can Make You Money

    Spring cleaning is a well-established tradition, but you can also make money by selling your unwanted goods.
  36. Pass Your CFA Exams On The First Try

    Become one of the elite who pass these exams by using these simple study methods.
  37. Activities You Can Take Advantage Of In The Pre-Market And After-Hours Trading Sessions

    A great deal can happen in between the New York close of the market and the open the following morning. Learn how you can access opportunities and hedge against risk outside regular trading hours.
  38. Sell-Side Analysts Need Series 86/87 Exams

    Though these tests are not particularly difficult or comprehensive, passing them is mandatory to work as a sell-side analyst.
  39. What Buffett Would Say To The 50K’ers

    FOX Business Network's Liz Claman will interview Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett in an exclusive sit-down on Monday May 6th at 9:30 a.m. following the Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting. Claman has interviewed Buffett numerous times throughout her career, so below she shares some insight on what advice he might give to those making 50K.
  40. Trading Is Timing

    Learn how to make gains even if you don't get in at the right time.
  41. Invest Like Buffett: Building A Baby Berkshire

    Get a piece of Warren Buffett's profit by using Form 13F to coattail his picks.
  42. Leading Economic Indicators Predict Market Trends

    Leading indicators help investors to predict and react to where the market is headed.
  43. Introduction To The Continuing Claims Report

    This weekly economic release contains important information concerning unemployment levels and insurance.
  44. How To Profit From Risk

    CDs may look safe and attractive but considering most pay a rate that is less than the rate of inflation seniors today risk actually losing money with CDs. We need to be our own money managers now and do the research that’s required. Much of that research is already done and can be purchased through various newsletters.
  45. A Look At What Comptrollers Do

    This article examines a comptroller’s job responsibilities, skill set and formal educational requirements as well as where the job can take you in your career.
  46. 7 Designations For The Sell Side

    While all of these designations demand a substantial commitment in time, money and effort, the end result is worth it.
  47. How To Get The Most Out Of Hiring An Accountant

    When you hire an accountant, getting good tax advice going forward is as valuable as – or perhaps even more valuable than - getting the previous year’s taxes filed correctly. Learn what you need to do to make this happen.
  48. Trading Forex Trends With MACD And Moving Averages

    Although based on short-term trading, keeping the long-term picture in mind will help investors trade with the trend.
  49. Tips For Working As A Real Estate Agent

    Here are a few ideas that will help you advance your career as a successful real estate agent.
  50. How The 2014 Obama Budget Could Affect Your Finances

    Depending on which estimate you believe, Obama's proposed budget would raise the tax bill of a household with a yearly income of $50,000 to $75,000 between $63 and $100 per year. However, that’s not all you should know.
  51. Tips To Get Into A Broker Training Program

    Becoming a registered representative isn't easy. Learn how to succeed at the first step.
  52. 6 Financial Benefits Of Spring Cleaning

    This year, combine your spring cleaning strategies with your big-picture financial objectives.
  53. Playoff Perks For Pro Athletes

    If personal pride, a stellar resume and increased job security aren't enough incentive for some pro athletes, each league has reserved a bit of lunch money to up the ante and help tide athletes over for the long off-season.
  54. How To Become A Sophisticated Investor

    No one doubts the value and importance of investor education and sophistication, but many investors are not really all that sophisticated. Goldman Sachs was scrutinized for marketing complex securities to its investors without telling them that a major hedge fund had taken a short position against these securities.
  55. Cash: A Call Option With No Expiration Date

    Cash is generally regarded as a drag on investment returns, but sometimes it may be preferable to hold a substantial cash amount instead of investing it in other assets. This is because having cash on hand gives an investor the flexibility to acquire an asset or assets at bargain prices when the opportunity arises, such as during periods of uncertainty when cash is king.
  56. So, You Want To Earn Your CFA?

    Here are some pros and cons to consider before you take the CFA charter plunge.
  57. Investing In REITs Instead Of Property

    Learn why this one particular REIT is a better investment than holding physical property in your retirement portfolio.
  58. A Day In The Life Of A Portfolio Manager

    Portfolio managers go by a number of job titles, manage different asset types and work under different philosophies. Here are three examples of what they do.
  59. Financial Statement: Extraordinary Vs. Nonrecurring Items

    When it comes to analyzing a company, successful analysts spend considerable time differentiating between accounting items that are likely to recur going forward from those that most likely will not. A key part of this analysis is to understand items that qualify as extraordinary items or nonrecurring items.
  60. Browser Extensions That Save You Money

    There is a widening range of online tools that have been designed to help citizens save their hard-earned money.
  61. Getting Your Real Estate License

    Each state has its own rules, regulations and examination for obtaining a real estate license. Find out what you need to know.
  62. Lessons Learned From the Banking Crisis

    There are lessons to be learned on how to handle severe financial downturns, and while the Fed is learning, politicians may not be.
  63. 5 Signs It's Time To Retire

    Leaving the workforce isn't always an easy decision. Are you ready to take the leap?
  64. Succeeding At The Series 63 Exam

    Your career as a securities agent begins with this test. We'll show you how to score high.
  65. Top 5 Ways Restaurants Make You Spend More

    The next time you eat out, watch for these common restaurant tricks that undermine your dining budget.
  66. Trying On Potential Employers

    Ditch your ego, prove that you'll work hard and don't settle for the wrong company.
  67. Austerity: When The Government Tightens Its Belt

    When a government tightens its belt in tough economic times the entire nation feels the squeeze.
  68. Will Quantitative Easing Be Japan's Savior?

    The quantitative easing program, recently announced by the new governor of the Bank of Japan, Haruhiko Kuroda, is for a cash infusion of $1.4 trillion by the end of 2014. Will it help the Japanese economy recover?
  69. Get A Career In Showbiz Accounting

    An accounting career doesn't have to be boring. If you love numbers, but want excitement as well, consider the field of showbiz accounting.
  70. Warding Off Hostile Takeovers

    The purpose of this article is to provide a general overview of hostile corporate takeovers, while highlighting a general course of action against such activity. This article provides basic information about the Williams Act, the use of company stock with differential voting rights, ESOPs as a defense mechanism, poison pill strategies, white knight investor alternatives, and greenmail as an alternative to blackmail.
  71. Will Obama’s Chained CPI Help Keep Inflation From Eating Into Your Savings?

    Learn the ways in which inflation nibbles away at your retirement income, especially in light of the President’s proposal for Chained CPI adjustments to Social Security.
  72. Designations No Retirement Planner Should Be Without

    Advance your career and gain clientele by adding a few choice certifications.
  73. What Management Accountants Do

    If you like keeping track of a company's income and expenses but also want to hold a position with significant responsibility and authority, management accounting could be the job for you.
  74. Should You Head Back To Business School?

    Find out if an MBA is necessary for you to reach your professional goals.
  75. Inaccurate Tax Return, Now What?

    If the IRS finds errors, it will cost you. Find out how to fix them, and how to prevent them in the first place.
  76. Tips To Make Next Year’s Taxes Less Stressful

    You might be ready to put the stress of tax preparation behind you until next season, but ignoring your personal tax situation for 11 months of the year is what got you into this mess. Find out how some simple organization and planning techniques can make next year's tax preparation a low-stress task.
  77. Post-Grad Degrees That Pay The Highest

    A post-graduate degree could be well worth the extra time and expense.
  78. Why It's Important To Regulate Foreign Exchange

    In an increasingly globalized economy, the significance of the foreign exchange marketplace cannot be underestimated.
  79. What Is Wrong With Gold?

    Despite its historic and symbolic appeal, this metal is simply a commodity. Here we explore its meaning as an investment.
  80. Mutual Fund Ratings: Crucial or Insignificant?

    Mutual fund ratings can help investors, but they have their drawbacks as well.
  81. 10 Golf Tips To Help Investors Tee Off

    There are a lot of similarities between golf and investing. Find out how to keep your game out of the rough.
  82. Becoming A Chartered Market Technician

    The CMT certification involves three tough exams. Find out what you need to do in order to pass.
  83. Evaluating Firm Size In A Financial Advisor Job Hunt

    The choice between a larger or smaller company may be decided by an advisor's experience or temperament. Find out the best size for you.
  84. Play The Market Like Tiger Plays Golf

    Score big by taking Tiger Woods' approach to golf and applying it to your portfolio.
  85. Wall Street Writers: A Behind-The-Scenes Career

    Regulators, sales people and clients all look to communications professionals to help them navigate the markets.
  86. Examples Of Asset/Liability Management

    In its simplest form, asset/liability management entails managing assets and cash inflows to satisfy various obligations; however, it's rarely that simple.
  87. Modern Portfolio Theory vs. Behavioral Finance

    Modern portfolio theory and behavioral finance represent differing schools of thought that attempt to explain investor behavior. Perhaps the easiest way to think about their arguments and positions is to think of modern portfolio theory as how the financial markets would work in the ideal world, and behavioral finance as how financial markets work in the real world.
  88. How Baby Boomers Will Change The Way Others Retire

    Generation X and Generation Y still have many lessons to learn from their elders, including how to make the most of retirement in the 21st century. Find out what retirement trends baby boomers are setting for younger generations.
  89. Becoming A Registered Investment Advisor

    To become a registered investment advisor requires specific licensing, qualifications and regulations, but the greater freedom may be worth it.
  90. How To Safeguard Your Tax Returns From Identity Theft

    Identity thieves love tax season. In 2012, there were 13 million victims of identity theft. As easy as it is for thieves to steal your information, there are also simple measures you can take to keep your personal information secure. Find out the proactive steps you can take to ensure thieves don't steal your tax refund by falsely filing your online return.
  91. Differences Between Forward P/E And Trailing P/E

    The most common types of price to earnings ratios are forward P/E and trailing P/E. Find out how they differ and the advantages and drawbacks of each.
  92. Multi-Asset Funds Or Your Own Mix?

    The underlying concept of mixed funds is very appealing. Discover if you're better off with professional management or creating a mixed fund of your own.
  93. Enough Money To Not Worry

    Our retirement goals have not changed. We still want enough money to not have to worry about it. How we go about getting there, however, has been changed dramatically.
  94. Wall Street’s Glass Ceiling

    It’s tough to boast that there are more female CEOs than ever before when they make up only 4.2% of the total.
  95. Internships: Find The Best One For You

    It only takes a little legwork to land a prestigious career while you're still in college.
  96. 5 Smart Ways To Use Your Tax Return

    This year, find out how to stretch your tax refund further to strengthen your future.
  97. Is A Stockbroker Career For You?

    Discover what you need to become a stockbroker and the variety of opportunities that are now available to you.
  98. Should You Add A Securities License To Your Qualifications?

    Clients love planners who sell securities, but a securities license takes a lot of work. Learn if the stress and study are worth it.
  99. Business Grads, Land Your Dream Job

    Companies are in need of strategic candidates, not walking resumes. Find out how to set yourself apart from the pack and land the business career you've always wanted.
  100. How To Deduct Your Job Search Expenses

    With approximately 12 million Americans out of a job right now, many people are spending significant dollars to be noticed by potential employers. Fortunately, some of these job-search costs are deductible at tax time. Learn the details of what job-hunt expenses qualify for deductions and how much you can deduct.
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