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  1. How Microeconomics Affects Everyday Life

    Microeconomics is the study of how individuals and businesses make decisions to maximize satisfaction. Microeconomic principles ...
  2. How Bitcoin Can Change The World

    Bitcoin has the potential to not only create savings for consumer, but also to transform global transactions.
  3. Can Bitcoin Be Hacked?

    Can bitcoin itself be hacked?
  4. How ETF Arbitrage Works

    ETF arbitrage brings the market price of ETFs back in line with net asset values when divergence happens. But how does ETF ...
  5. Meet The Company Behind Your FICO Score

    There are other credit scores that evaluate lending risk, but FICO is still the choice of most U.S. lenders.
  6. Tips for Handling Client Inheritance

    When clients leave or receive an inheritance, be prepared to deal with much more than mere paperwork or financial transactions.
  7. Want Emerging Market REIT Exposure? Eye These ETFs

    It's possible (and easy) to invest in emerging market real estate from the United States — just look at these REIT ETFs. ...
  8. How Youtube Ad Revenue Works

    Many people make money off of their YouTube videos through ad revenue, but just exactly how does Youtube Ad Revenue work? ...
  9. How MasterCard Likely Earned a Spot in Your Wallet

    An in depth look at MasterCard and its future prospects as an investment.
  10. Who Wins With RoboAdvisors? Everyone?

    Technology has played a vital role in shaping the financial planning industry and it appears that the next phase of automated ...
  11. How Advisors Can Help Clients with Dementia

    Advisors may be called on to monitor and react to changes in their clients' mental acuity. Here's what to consider.
  12. The 3 Most Dangerous Terrorist Organizations

    A brief look at the Islamic State, Al Qaeda and Boko Haram. What are they? What do they want? Where did they come from?
  13. Which Assets Can You Hold In Your IRA?

    You're not allowed to hold every kind of asset in an IRA. What can you include – and which ones are banned?
  14. Best (And Worst) Places To Change Money In Vegas

    Skip the booths at the airport and find an ATM when you want to exchange currency. Or try to use your credit card. Another ...
  15. Should the YYY ETF Be on Your Radar?

    Why you should, or shouldn't, invest in YYY.
  16. 12 Experts Explain The Secret To Buffett’s Success

    We interviewed some of America’s biggest money experts, and threw them a gauntlet: Tell us the secret to Warren Buffett’s ...
  17. Save $30,000 For A Home Down Payment In 5 Months

    Before tackling mortgage rates, home maintenance costs and utilities, every home buyer must first gather the funds for a ...
  18. Buffett’s Most Misunderstood Investment Advice

    Warren Buffett is undeniably the most successful investor in history. He's constantly ask for advice, and he is never short ...
  19. How To Answer Option Questions On The Series 7 Exam

    Learn how to answer option questions on the Series 7 exam. Pass your Series 7 exam with the help of these tips.
  20. Advice on Dealing with Unequal Inheritances

    When it comes to inheritances, the concept of equal versus equitable can be hard to navigate, even when all parties are reasonable. ...
  21. The Tangled Web of Interest Rates, Mortgage Rates, And The Economy

    The article looks into the interwoven relationship between the economy, interest rates, and mortgage rates.
  22. 6 Ways To Build Credit Without A Credit Card

    It's definitely possible – if a bit more complicated – to build a credit history without traditional credit cards. Just follow ...
  23. The Top Five Stocks For Novice Swing Traders

    New to Swing Trading? Here are the top five stocks recommended for swing trading.
  24. Why North Korea Hates The U.S.

    Here are the key reasons why North Korea hates the US and why their relations are so sour.
  25. Will Kraft-Heinz Be a Winner?

    Kraft and Heinz are now one. This should present a profitable long-term investment opportunity, but isn't likely to be smooth ...
  26. Crowdfunding: Wide Opening For Tech Investors

    Crowdfunding has dramatically changed investing and opened the door for the public to get in on all types of exciting startups, ...
  27. The First Thing You Should Do With Your Tax Refund

    Nobody likes to pay taxes, but everyone loves to get a tax refund. When the check arrives in the mail, it's hard to resist ...
  28. Oil Investments Boost Egypt's Recovery Prospects

    Major foreign oil companies have provided a big boost to the Egyptian economy by agreeing to invest around US$17 billion ...
  29. Why The Russian Economy Rises and Falls With Oil

    The Russian economy depends on profitable oil production to pay for the cost of government, prop up the ruble, and provide ...
  30. WhatsApp: The Best Facebook Purchase Ever?

    WhatsApp is Facebook's largest acquisition to date. What makes it worth the major price tag?
  31. China's Silicon Valley: Zhongguancun

    Just like in the US, several of China's leading tech companies are headquartered in one spot. China's Silicon Valley is Zhongguancun, ...
  32. Master's Degrees: The US vs. The UK

    When deciding whether to pursue a master's degree in the US or UK, consider degree structure, cost, and quality of education.
  33. Taboola: How "Content You May Like" Makes Money

    Taboola's tagline, “content you may like,” conveys a lot about its business philosophy.
  34. Studying in the United States: Boston

    With more colleges than most cities, Boston is a mecca for students from around the world. Here's what to budget to study ...
  35. Four Key Pharmaceuticals ETFs To Consider

    ETF funds are now very liquid investments and are suitable to investors who seek to match the price performance of the indexes ...
  36. 5 Small Business Ideas With Big Potential

    Here are five businesses almost anyone can start their own and grow as they gain experience.
  37. The Saudi Stock Exchange

    This article argues that investment in the Saudi Stock Exchange's petroleum sector is a good move for long-term investors.
  38. How Oil Prices Impact the U.S. Economy

    Now that the United States has increased oil production through shale oil and fracking, low oil prices can harm the U.S. ...
  39. Take Advantage of Cheap Oil, Invest in these ETFs

    With crude oil prices at record lows, investors should consider oil ETFs over oil company stocks as ETFs more closely mirror ...
  40. The Risks And Rewards Of Pharma Stocks

    While pharmaceutical stocks have certain risks, big pharma companies have stable cash flows and pricing power, offering opportunities ...
  41. Examples Of Exchange-Traded Derivatives

    We look at some of the most common exchange-traded derivatives.
  42. Advantages Of Trading Futures Over Stocks

    We look at the top eight advantages of trading futures over stocks.
  43. What's Next For Alibaba?

    Alibaba excited Wall Street its September IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. Seven months later, the e-commerce giant is ...
  44. Do Oil and Natural Gas Prices Rise And Fall Together?

    Do the prices of crude oil and natural gas affect each other? Investopedia explores price patterns and provides analysis.
  45. Trading Volatility? Don’t Trade Stocks, Trade Options

    During times of volatility, traders can benefit greatly from trading options rather than stocks. We explain why.
  46. Emerging Startup Cities Of 2015

    While Silicon Valley and New York have been the birthplace of several well-known startups, other U.S. cities are making names ...
  47. How to Diversify with Muni Bond ETFs

    Thinking of diversifying with bonds? Consider these muni bond ETFs.
  48. Capitalize On Collars To Enhance Your Trades

    Trade collaring measures current technicals and makes swift adjustments to account for environmental changes.
  49. Homeowners Insurance Losers: States That Pay Most

    Which states charge you the most for homeowner's insurance? Hint: They're regularly featured on the Weather Channel.
  50. Look At The Whole Picture To Manage Whipsaws

    Look at past action to organize a whipsaw’s volatile characteristics, identifying harmonic levels that may offer low risk ...
  51. Should Junk Bond ETFs Be a Part of Your Portfolio?

    Should junk bonds be a part of your portfolio? Here's what you need to know.
  52. Why These Could Be 2015's 10 Best Biotech Stocks

    A quick look at a 10 biotech companies that are poised to deliver for shareholders in 2015.
  53. Why These Could Be 2015's 10 Best REITs

    If you want to get on the REIT money train, then you better hurry up. However, the REITs covered here have potential beyond ...
  54. GLD vs. IAU: Which Gold ETF is Better?

    Looking to play gold with ETFs? A look at SPDR Gold Trust Shares (GLD) versus iShs Gold Trust Trust Units (IAU).
  55. Why Robo-Advisors are a 'Win-Win' for FAs, Clients

    The rise of robo-advisors was seen as added competition for traditional financial advisors. Instead, they could spell a 'win-win' ...
  56. Strategies To Trade Volatility Effectively With VIX

    VIX offers a bird’s eye view of real-time greed and fear, while providing a snapshot of the market’s expectations for volatility ...
  57. Facebook Money Transfer: Transforming E-Commerce

    Facebook's payment service holds huge prospects for Facebook’s business. Here’s how it works, and how it will impact e-commerce ...
  58. How Safe Is Venmo And Why Is It Free?

    Venmo is a digital wallet that allows users to send money with ease. Millions use the service, but is it actually safe?
  59. Studying in the United States: Chicago

    Would you enjoy going to college in Chicago? Here's what it's like to study and live in the Windy City.
  60. Is Automation Destroying Intellectual Jobs?

    As more jobs are automated, intellectual jobs that require the human brain remain, but does artificial intelligence pose ...
  61. The Worst Performing Currencies Of 2015

    The U.S. dollar has strengthened over the past year while weakness in Europe and the former Soviet Union has led to declines ...
  62. The Importance of Excel in Business

    Microsoft Excel is an indispensable tool for any business.
  63. How To Make Money With Motif

    Motif Investing has enabled investors to create a diversified portfolio, or motif, with relative ease.
  64. Study Abroad: Budget For Germany

    One of the best investments you can make is in study abroad. And Germany, with some of the world's top universities, is surprisingly ...
  65. How Does An IRS Audit Work?

    It doesn't automatically mean an IRS agent will be ringing your doorbell. Here are the different types of IRS audits and ...
  66. Why Are Tesla Cars So Expensive?

    What makes Tesla cars so expensive? Short supply and pricey parts is a good place to start.
  67. How To Build A Bond Ladder?

    Bond laddering is a strategy used when building a portfolio: an investor can spread out interest rate risk and create a stream ...
  68. Should You Tune In To the Market Noise?

    The world of investing is growing within the exchange traded fund (ETF) space, which has low costs and gives the ability ...
  69. Social Media: High Risk, High Potential Returns

    Carefully selecting social media ETFs can provide you with the opportunity to diversify your portfolio and enjoy financial ...
  70. 5 Smart Tips For Raising Financially Literate Kids

    Help your children learn to be financially literate with these strategies. Financial savvy begins with what they learn from ...
  71. Fast-Growing Israeli Startups Pulling Investors In

    Due to its government's policies, and an innovative defense sector that offers high-level training, Israel has become fertile ...
  72. How Investment Risk Is Quantified

    FInancial advisors and wealth management firms use a variety of tools based in Modern portfolio theory to quantify investment ...
  73. New Approaches To The Old Cup And Handle

    Many cup and handle traders adhere strictly to O'Neil’s rules for construction, but there are many variations that produce ...
  74. Schwab Courts Advisors with New Robo-Advisor

    On the heels of launching a robo-advisor service for individual investors, Schwab is set to debut one designed for independent ...
  75. How to Evaluate a Robo-advisor

    With the addition of robo-advisors, investors have a variety of new choices when it comes to how they find help in managing ...
  76. Which ETF is the Best Bet: VTI or IWV?

    A look at two quality ETFs that offer diversification, low expense ratios, and exposure to the total market.
  77. 5 Ways Bad Credit Screws Up Your Life

    When your credit score slumps, many other things in your life can also start to slide downward. How to recognize the situation ...
  78. Getting A Mortgage When Building Your Own Home

    It's much harder to get a loan when you're building a home, not moving into one. Here's where to look and what to expect.
  79. Countries Near Economic Collapse

    These four countries are nearing economic collapse.
  80. The Basics Of Trading S&P 500 Price Progression

    The S&P 500 index futures contract works exceptionally well as a road map for short-term market timing and direction.
  81. How To Buy A Beach Condo In The Philippines

    Foreigners can't buy land in the Philippines – but they can buy condos. Here's how to get one at the beach.
  82. How To Spot A Sell-Off

    The ability to identify a sell-off can be an extremely reliable resource to have in a time of market uncertainty.
  83. How to Help Clients Find Unclaimed Assets

    Locating unclaimed money or other property for clients can be a very useful additional service that can help you to add value ...
  84. SEO Tips for Financial Advisors

    Search engine optimization is just one piece of the puzzle when it comes to creating an effective online presence.
  85. SEC's CARDS Plan Creates Controversy for Brokers

    The securities industry isn't happy with the hand it may be dealt with the SEC's proposed CARDS rules.
  86. Rethinking About Retirement Investing?

    There are plenty of reasons to rethink your retirement investing, wherever you fall on the spectrum between fatalistic acceptance ...
  87. Cash Back, Miles or 0% APR: Comparing Card Perks

    Consumers have a lot of choice these days when it comes to credit card rewards, including cash back, airline miles and introductory ...
  88. The Future Of Mobile Banking

    Typically slow to react to technological change, retail banks are finally recognizing the benefits it provides to consumers ...
  89. How To Save On Currency Exchanges in NYC

    You will get the best exchange rate in New York, but it's good to arrive in the U.S. with some dollars in your pocket. Here ...
  90. 10 Brokers That Pay You To Open An Account

    Open an account with one of these brokers and you will get a bonus. Just be sure it's the right account for your needs.
  91. Find The Top Three Retirement Cities Of Vietnam

    Vietnam has a low cost of living, beautiful beaches and mountains – and is friendly to Westerners. A preview vacation may ...
  92. The Upside Of Working Past Retirement

    If you love your work, or your paycheck, or both, there's no reason you have to quit your job just because you hit retirement ...
  93. Terrible Credit Score? Try These Credit Cards

    When your credit is less than stellar you have fewer choices. But some are still better than others. Here's our read on which ...
  94. Vanguard Readies Muni Bond ETF

    Vanguard is set to roll out a muni bond ETF, the firm's first.
  95. Who Wants to be a 401(k) Millionaire?

    Want to be a 401(k) millionaire? Here are some tips to get you on the right path.
  96. The Pros and Cons of 401(k) Loans

    A look at the pros and cons of 401(k) loans.
  97. Why Are Consumers In Hesitation?

    Diverging monetary policy globally and a stronger dollar continued to be key drivers of the recent underperformance and last ...
  98. The Key to McDonald's? 70 Million Customers a Day

    Even when it has an underperforming year, McDonald’s is still one of the most profitable companies around.
  99. Are Longevity Annuities in 401(k)s a Good Idea?

    An in depth look at the arrival of longevity annuities in 401(k)s and IRAs.
  100. Is Now the Right Time to Buy a House?

    Thinking of buying a home? Consider these factors first.
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