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  1. ETF Analysis: Vanguard Total Bond Market

    Learn about the Vanguard Total Bond Market exchange-traded fund, its primary portfolio holdings and risk/reward profile based ...
  2. ETF Analysis: Direxion Small Cap Bull 3X

    Read about a triple-leveraged exchange-traded fund that aims for 300% of the returns of the Russell 2000 Index: the Direxion ...
  3. Make Money Through Risk Arbitrage Trading

    Risk arbitrage provides a valuable trading strategy for M&A or other corporate actions eligible stocks. Investopedia explains ...
  4. Adjust Market Strategies To Elevated Risk

    Improve returns by adapting trading strategies to changing market conditions.
  5. Invest Here Now: The Hottest Sectors of 2014-15

    These 10 industries have made investors a lot of money over the past year. Is there still room to run?
  6. Why Mutual Funds are Still Better than ETFs

    Mutual funds might not be as sexy as they used to be, but they offer some advantages over ETFs – especially for certain types ...
  7. ETF Analysis: iShares Silver Trust

    Learn about the iShares Silver Trust, an exchange-traded fund that invests primarily in silver and is affected by risks unique ...
  8. ETF Analysis: iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25

    Learn about iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 and its asset allocation and how investing in this fund comes with heightened risks ...
  9. The Financial Singularity Will Destroy Your Return

    Given the current and future growth of financial technology, many believe algorithms will soon define what drives market ...
  10. Uncovering Evidence Of Sector Rotation

    Stalk ETF performance lists over several weeks to uncover hidden institutional buying and selling strategies.
  11. Top 7 Ways to Manage Business Risks

    Risk management is a form of insurance in itself for small business owners. Here are seven steps to implement a plan.
  12. Why Companies Need Risk Management

    Implementing risk management strategies can save an entire organization from failure. Is yours up to snuff?
  13. A Quick Guide On Behavioral Funds

    Investopedia explores the working of behavioral funds, their benefits and risks, and an analysis of their past returns.
  14. Are Millienals All About Responsible Investing?

    The hardest part about understanding money management styles is that generations don’t (or can’t) understand how other generations ...
  15. End Yo-Yo Trading By Cultivating Discipline

    Lack of professional and personal discipline can impact self worth and market performance. Examine lifestyle choices like ...
  16. Pro Tips on Evaluating Clients' Risk Tolerance

    Want to keep clients longer? Bolster your risk assessment capabilities.
  17. Junk Bonds: Does High Yield Equal Extreme Risk?

    High-yield bonds present a lot of risks but do they outweigh the rewards? Here are some ETFs to consider, with caution.
  18. How to Create a Personal Risk Management Plan

    Investors should consider these strategies to establish a risk management plan.
  19. How An Aging World Can Impact Your Portfolio

    It can be easy for investors to lose sight of longer-term, structural developments in favor of more ephemeral trends and ...
  20. The Casino Mentality In Trading

    Many new traders treat the market like a casino, placing unwise bets and hoping for the big win.
  21. Importance of Risk Management for Entrepreneurs

    Entrepreneurs - particularly new ones - often overlook risk management. Here are some ways to put a risk management plan ...
  22. Has Seadrill Become a Risky Investment?

    Investing in big oil stocks has long been a safe haven for investors, but falling oil prices and a suspended dividend payment ...
  23. A Look at How Currency-Hedged ETFs Work

    Currency-hedged ETFs come in two varieties: single-currency and multiple-currency. Which is right for you?
  24. How to Take The Right Amount of Risk

    Some investors are risk takers, others are risk-averse. The best investors are neither.
  25. Want to Beat the Market? Take on Some Risk

    As we head into a sketchy investment environment, you may want to reverse your thinking to find the best opportunities.
  26. Is Risk Aversion Kryptonite to Millennials?

    Financial advisors to millennials need to pay heed to this generation’s aversion to risk and help them understand how to ...
  27. Are Millennials Risk Averse or Risk Takers?

    When it comes to risk, Millennials differ from Generation X and Baby Boomers in a big way.
  28. The Fast-Paced World of Libor & Fixed Income Arbitrage

    LIBOR is an essential part of implementing the swap spread arbitrage strategy for fixed income arbitrage. Here is a step-by-step ...
  29. Three Types Of Profit Protection Stops

    Three types of profit protection stops lock in profits at different stages in the progression of a successful trade.
  30. The Risks Of Investing In The Gun Industry

    Investing in the gun industry could be an interesting proposition, but it all depends on timing.
  31. Financial Tips For People Who Hate Finance

    For people who hate financial planning, there's usually one big problem – which you can fix. Do it now.
  32. Seven Investing Books For Your Summer Reading List

    It’s almost 4th of July, the season of summer reading. Picking up a book during your holiday can be a great opportunity to ...
  33. Worried About Stocks? Try on Convertibles

    Convertibles are a good hedge against equity market risk (if you're o.k. with losing a bit of upside potential).
  34. When Couples Have Different Risk Appetites

    Communication, compromise and frequent monitoring will lead to successful investing for spouses with different risk tolerances. ...
  35. Figuring What You Make On Rental Property (ROI)

    The return on investment can vary greatly, depending on how much of the building you own.
  36. The Risks of Investing in Art and Collectibles

    Investing in art and collectibles has the potential to lead to a big payday, but it's often a difficult road.
  37. The Advantages of Investing in Art & Collectibles

    Investing in collectibles can be profitable and fun, and can offer tax benefits for some.
  38. How Are Collectibles Taxed?

    If you plan to sell collectibles, it's imperative that you know the tax implications.
  39. Why Cash Could Be Your Best Bet

    Holding too much cash in your portfolio is usually a bad thing, but these aren't usual times.
  40. Investment Risks You Should Take in Your 20s

    You can take more risks when investing in your 20s, but not until you do this first.
  41. The Importance Of LIBOR In Financial Markets

    What is LIBOR and why are its interest rates so important to the financial markets?
  42. Options Strategies That Profit From Rite Aid's Volatility

    Learn why options strategies such as the long straddle and the long strangle enable investors to make big money with Rite ...
  43. Finding A Discount On Your Next Bond Investment

    Discount rates have nothing to do with buying things on sale. Rather, it helps you figure out how much to pay today for a ...
  44. How Much Is Your Investment Worth? A Look At TVM

    Investors are always searching for ways to calculate what an investment is worth. What will the money we invest today be ...
  45. Risky Business:Trading Inverse ETFs in an IRA

    Since you can't short stocks in an IRA, consider these liquid inverse ETFs instead.
  46. Buy and Hold: Comfortable, But Mind the Risks

    Don't let the comfort of buying and holding blind you into hurting your portfolio.
  47. Top 5 Highest-Paying Dividend REITS of 2015

    How should the highest-yielding REITs be approached?
  48. Should You Invest in This Senior Loan ETF?

    The pros and cons of the SPDR Blackstone/GSO Senior Loan ETF.
  49. How To Calculate ROI Of A Marketing Campaign

    To make the most of your marketing spend, you need to know how to measure its results.
  50. Pros & Cons Of Dollar Cost Averaging

    The dollar-cost averaging approach helps investors avoid market timing but they give up some potential for higher returns.
  51. Tesla Home Batteries Could Transform Your Electric Bill

    With limited daylight hours, solar power cannot power our homes at night, but Tesla Motors might help solve that problem.
  52. Top 4 ETFs That Will Help Diversify Your Portfolio

    Seeking low cost diversification to high quality stocks and bonds? Consider these 4 ETFs.
  53. Risks & Rewards Of Investing In Bitcoin

    Since Bitcoin is not a company and therefore does not have a publicly traded stock, how can you invest in it?
  54. Four Steps To Manage A Downturn In The Market

    A few simple adjustments could end your losing streak as soon as it begins.
  55. Which Dow Jones Stocks are Safe? Which are Risky?

    In a situation where our sustained bull run could turn into a sell-off rather quickly, here are four somewhat safe Dow stocks ...
  56. How To Implement A Smart Beta Investing Strategy

    Smart beta investing is the notion of re-writing investment rules to improve investment outcomes by targeting exposures to ...
  57. Tips for Boosting Your Retirement Income

    Here are some best practices on how to generate as much retirement income as possible.
  58. The EMAG Emerging Mkts Bond ETF: Worth the Risk?

    The Market Vectors Emerging Markets Aggregate Bond ETF (EMAG) might offer long-term rewards, but is now the best time to ...
  59. The Risks Of Trading Low-Volume Stocks

    Low volume stocks may be susceptible to price manipulation and liquidity problems. Beware of these and other risks before ...
  60. The Rewards Of Trading Stocks With Low Volume

    Trading in stocks which have low volume is risky, but it does offer a lot of high return potential. Investopedia explains ...
  61. What To Do With Stocks That Hit All-Time Highs

    Apply this specialized set of risk management and technical rules when your positions are trading at new highs.
  62. Market Crisis: Does Diversification Still Work?

    If you still aren’t sold on the benefits of international diversification, you may object that: Diversification didn’t work ...
  63. The Risks & Rewards of Penny Stocks

    Penny stocks can make you a lot of money in a short period of time, but this is a very dangerous game that almost always ...
  64. Feeling Risk-Averse? Consider These Investments

    These investments offer risk-averse investors resiliency to bear markets while paying sustainable dividends or interest. ...
  65. Investing: How to Make Fast Money in Your 20s

    In your 20s and want to maximize returns on your investments? Here's how. But be careful.
  66. Should You Average Down When Trading Stocks?

    Averaging down on a stock can allow you to avoid having to admit you are wrong. On top of this and given enough time, the ...
  67. Why Risk-Free Investments Don't Exist

    We explain the risks inherent with all types of investments and why risk-free investments do not exist.
  68. How Safe Are Gold And Silver Investments?

    Contrary to both tradition and popular opinion, gold and silver may not be the best hedges against inflation nor the safest ...
  69. How To Calculate Beta Of A Private Company

    We explain two methods for calculating the beta of a private company.
  70. Should You Bet on These 5 Inverse Oil ETFs?

    While these oil inverse ETFs can make a lot of fast money, investors need to proceed with caution.
  71. Should Bet on This Top Gaming ETF?

    BJK has been performing well, but is this just a blip in an otherwise bear market for gaming companies?
  72. Leveraged S&P 500 ETFs: Are These the Best?

    A look at the top six S&P 500 leveraged ETFs.
  73. Penny Stocks that Had Potential But Failed

    Welcome to the wild world of penny stocks. Here's what to expect.
  74. Are These 3 Agricultural ETFs, ETNs a Good Bet?

    Three top tier agriculture ETFs and ETNs to consider when the time is right.
  75. Are These 3 Alternative Energy ETFs Good Bets?

    Eyeing alternative energy? Consider these three ETFs to gain exposure.
  76. The Risks Of Writing Covered Calls

    While writing a covered call option is less risky than writing a naked call option, the strategy is not entirely riskfree.
  77. Market Timing Tips & Rules You Should Know

    Market timing rules benefit investments by finding the best prices and times to take exposure and book profits.
  78. Value Investing & Short Selling Are Like Oil & Water

    To be a good value investor, you need to find and buy bargain stocks but more importantly, you have to stick to the trade ...
  79. Trading Risks And Rewards In Your Favor

    Measure reward and risk targets before taking a trade, and let those numbers guide your open position.
  80. Writing Covered Calls On Dividend Stocks

    Writing covered calls on stocks that pay above-average dividends is a strategy that can be used to boost returns on a portfolio, ...
  81. REITs 101: How They're Regulated

    Here's everything you need to know about REITs in less than five minutes.
  82. Oil vs. Gas ETFs: Which One Should I Choose?

    When it comes to oil versus gas ETFs, why not choose one that gives exposure to both?
  83. Understand The Math Behind Betting Odds & Gambling

    A betting opportunity should be considered valuable if the probability assessed for an outcome is higher than the implied ...
  84. The Top 3 Silver ETFs

    Like any tradable asset, silver and silver ETF prices are governed by the fundamental market economic forces of supply and ...
  85. Betting Basics: Fractional, Decimal & American Odds

    Betting odds are expressed in three popular formats: Fractional (British), Decimal (European) and American (Moneyline). So, ...
  86. Manage Investments And Modern Portfolio Theory

    Modern Portfolio Theory suggests a static allocation which could be detrimental in declining markets, making it necessary ...
  87. The UNG Natural Gas ETF: Best Bet or Stay Clear?

    UNG is a popular natural gas ETF, but if you're going to get involved, then you need to know the risks.
  88. Are Low-Risk High-Yield Investments Real?

    Risk and reward necessarily move in the same direction. Or do they? Is it possible to defy logic and earn great returns while ...
  89. Investing in Starbucks: Stock vs. Franchise

    A look at the pros and cons of investing in Starbucks stock or a franchise.
  90. The 10 Biggest REITs in the U.S.: Dos and Don'ts

    Five of these REITs may offer potential over the next 1-3 years. Be careful with the other half.
  91. Investing In Crisis, A High Risk-High Reward Strategy

    The financial crisis of 2008 and the great recession that followed is still fresh in the memories of many investors.
  92. The Risk And Rewards Of Investing In Startups

    Investing in startups is a very risky business but can reward investors greatly if and when they do pay off.
  93. Where To Search For Yield Today

    It’s hard to miss that there has been a pronounced slowdown in the U.S. economy this year.
  94. Use These ETFs to Trade Google

    If you want exposure to Google with diversification, consider the following ETFs.
  95. Buy Stock With Insiders: How To Track Insider Buying

    Insider buying can be a sign that a company's stock prices will soon rise. Here's how to keep track of insider buying on ...
  96. A Look at EAFE Index (EFA) ETF

    The iShares MSCI EAFE is a unique ETF with exposure to high quality companies, but is it likely to be a good bet going forward? ...
  97. The Biggest Threats to Netflix

    A look at the biggest threats to Netflix and whether it can maintain its current growth rate.
  98. Is this ETF Your Best Bet for Emerging Markets?

    Are emerging markets still emerging? If you believe so, this ETF could be your best bet.
  99. At Look at REITS vs. Real Estate Mutual Funds

    REITs and real estate mutual funds have their differences, but they both offer liquidity and easy access to diversified real ...
  100. Why 'Menu' is a 4-Letter Word at McDonald's

    McDonald's has taken care of its shareholders through the years, but the brand has suffered recently. What is likely to happen ...
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