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  1. Emerging Markets: Analyzing The Philippines' GDP

    Although its growth rate was mediocre in the past, the Philippines is slowly yet steadily emerging as a rising tiger.
  2. Ideas for Your Bond Portfolio When Rates Rise

    It has been nearly 10 years since the Fed last raised interest rates, and though the central bank didn’t hike rates this ...
  3. How to Create a Risk Parity Portfolio

    Learn about how risk parity uses leverage to create equal exposure to risk among different asset classes in portfolio construction.
  4. Emerging Markets: Analyzing Indonesia's GDP

    We look at the GDP of Indonesia, which bore the brunt of the Asian financial crisis but weathered the 2008 financial crisis ...
  5. Warren Buffett: The Road To Riches

    Find out how he went from selling soft drinks to buying up companies and making billions of dollars.
  6. 3 Ways to Diversify a $1+ Million Portfolio

    Here are three ways to diversify a high-net-worth portfolio, which could help stave off the impacts of volatility.
  7. Emerging Markets: Analyzing South Korea's GDP

    South Korea's transition from a war-devastated poor country to an affluent developed nation presents a phenomenal growth ...
  8. The S&P 500's 5 Fastest-Growing Companies

    These are the five fastest growing companies in the S&P 500. Should they be on your watch list?
  9. Why These 7 Leveraged ETFs Are 2015's Best (ERY, BIB)

    2015's top-performing leveraged ETFs come with significant risks. Are they right for you?
  10. A Statistical Look at Passive Vs. Active Management

    Find out what the data has to say about the passive management Vs. active management debate, and why there isn't necessarily ...
  11. 4 Ways to Avoid Penny Stock Scams

    Penny stock scams continue to trap unwary investors. If you want to avoid losing your hard-earned money, live by these four ...
  12. Why Market Timing Should Be Left to the Pros

    Marketing timing is generally a bad idea for the average investor. Here's why it should be left to the pros.
  13. Learn How To Trade The Market In 5 Steps

    Learn how to trade the markets with skill and authority, starting with these five basic concepts.
  14. The Basics of Business Development

    What exactly is business development? Sales, marketing, growth? It's all that and more. Investopedia explains the concept ...
  15. How Inflation Affects Your Cash Savings

    Prices tend to rise over time and this inflation can cut into the value of your savings. Here are some ways you can manage ...
  16. Examining Mexico's Trillion-Dollar GDP

    Examining the gross domestic product growth and composition of Mexico, the second largest economy in Latin America
  17. What Causes Inflation in the United States

    Inflation is the main catalyst behind U.S monetary policy. But what causes this phenomenon of sustained rising prices? Read ...
  18. Is India the Next Emerging Markets Superstar?

    With a shift towards manufacturing and services, India could be the next emerging market superstar. Here, we provide a detailed ...
  19. Are Hedge Fund ETFs Suitable for Your Portfolio?

    Are hedge fund ETFs right for you? Here's what investors need to consider.
  20. The Upside of Picking Stocks Nobody Follows

    Learn about the upside of picking stocks nobody follows. The less followed a stock, the more opportunity there is for a stock ...
  21. Why Leveraged ETFs Are Not a Long-Term Bet

    Leveraged ETFs aren't for the average investor. They can, however, present significant upside potential for the right type ...
  22. Simple Interest Loans: Do They Exist?

    Yes, they do. Here is what they are – and how to use them to your advantage.
  23. Bet on this U.S. Automaker for Long-Term Gains

    Ford holds a stronger technical position than General Motors and also pays a consistent dividend. This combination could ...
  24. An Introduction To Value at Risk (VAR)

    Volatility is not the only way to measure risk. Learn about the "new science of risk management".
  25. 10 Overlooked Growth Stocks to Consider

    For investors with a long-term view, here are 10 overlooked growth stocks to consider.
  26. Currency-Hedged ETFs: Should You Invest?

    Currency-hedged ETFs offer many more pros than cons when compared to their counterparts, but there is still one big con. ...
  27. What Rising Volatility Means for Momentum

    After remaining torpid for most of the year, equity market volatility is once again rising.
  28. What's Behind Thailand's GDP Rollercoaster?

    Understanding the economic composition of Thailand, a vibrant South-Asian nation.
  29. Top 10 Must-Read Books for Finance Professionals

    Interested in the financial world? Here are some books that provide keen insight into its history and how it works.
  30. What You Need To Know About Bond ETF Yields

    When it comes to fixed income investing, yield is an important component of a bond investment’s total return to accurately ...
  31. You Know Debt & Deficit Are Not The Same, Right?

    An educational article explaining in detail how deficit differs from debt and how are they related.
  32. Is Norway's Statoil a Safe Oil Bet?

    For those who want to place a bet on oil, Norwegian state-backed company Statoil may be a good bet. But investors should ...
  33. Backtesting Value-at-Risk (VaR): The Basics

    Learn how to test your VaR model for accuracy.
  34. How Funds, ETFs Can Be Riskier than You Thought

    Here's why it's important to pay attention to the underlying holdings in ETFs and mutual funds and how they impact overall ...
  35. Is it Time to Invest in Green Bonds?

    Green bonds have been growing in popularity at a rapid rate, but is it too early to invest?
  36. What Are The Three Key Elements of a Bond ETF?

    We explore the bond ETFs basics, because the only way to appreciate the benefits that this type of investment offers is to ...
  37. ETF Analysis: iPath S&P 500 VIX Futures

    Learn more about the iPath S&P 500 Short-Term Futures Exchange Traded Note, the characteristics of VXX and the suitability ...
  38. What's Next After Apple’s (AAPL) Big Drop?

    What does the future hold for Apple following the recent drop of its stock?
  39. Go Green with a Investment in Green Bonds

    If you want to invest in a socially responsible way, green bonds may be for you. And as the market grows retail investment ...
  40. Got Dividends? Here's How to Reinvest Them

    Reinvesting dividends is almost always a good idea if you intend to hold your shares for the long term, and there are several ...
  41. Can Forex Trading Make You Rich?

    Forex trading may be profitable for hedge funds or unusually skilled currency traders, but for average retail traders, forex ...
  42. 4 Structured Product Types Wealthy Clients Love

    High-net-worth investors find structured products appealing for a variety of reasons. Here's a look at four types.
  43. Advisors: Start Coaching Clients from the Start

    Behavioral coaching is vital to help investors stick to plan during market turbulence. Start coaching early and maintain ...
  44. 5 Disadvantages of Mutual Funds Compared to ETFs

    In the mutual funds vs. exchange-traded funds debate, ETFs have some clear advantages.
  45. Make Money Through Risk Arbitrage Trading

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

    Improve returns by adapting trading strategies to changing market conditions.
  47. 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?
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. Uncovering Evidence Of Sector Rotation

    Stalk ETF performance lists over several weeks to uncover hidden institutional buying and selling strategies.
  51. 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.
  52. Why Companies Need Risk Management

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

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

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

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

    Want to keep clients longer? Bolster your risk assessment capabilities.
  57. 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.
  58. How to Create a Personal Risk Management Plan

    Investors should consider these strategies to establish a risk management plan.
  59. 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 ...
  60. The Casino Mentality In Trading

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

    Entrepreneurs - particularly new ones - often overlook risk management. Here are some ways to put a risk management plan ...
  62. 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 ...
  63. 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?
  64. How to Take The Right Amount of Risk

    Some investors are risk takers, others are risk-averse. The best investors are neither.
  65. 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.
  66. Are Millennials Risk Averse or Risk Takers?

    When it comes to risk, Millennials differ from Generation X and Baby Boomers in a big way.
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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.
  69. The Risks Of Investing In The Gun Industry

    Investing in the gun industry could be an interesting proposition, but it all depends on timing.
  70. 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.
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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).
  73. When Couples Have Different Risk Appetites

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

    The return on investment can vary greatly, depending on how much of the building you own.
  75. The Advantages of Investing in Art & Collectibles

    Investing in collectibles can be profitable and fun, and can offer tax benefits for some.
  76. 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.
  77. How Are Collectibles Taxed?

    If you plan to sell collectibles, it's imperative that you know the tax implications.
  78. 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.
  79. 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.
  80. The Importance Of LIBOR In Financial Markets

    What is LIBOR and why are its interest rates so important to the financial markets?
  81. 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 ...
  82. 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 ...
  83. 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 ...
  84. Risky Business:Trading Inverse ETFs in an IRA

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

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

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

    The pros and cons of the SPDR Blackstone/GSO Senior Loan ETF.
  88. 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.
  89. 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.
  90. 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.
  91. Top 4 ETFs That Will Help Diversify Your Portfolio

    Seeking low cost diversification to high quality stocks and bonds? Consider these 4 ETFs.
  92. 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?
  93. Four Steps To Manage A Downturn In The Market

    A few simple adjustments could end your losing streak as soon as it begins.
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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 ...
  96. Tips for Boosting Your Retirement Income

    Here are some best practices on how to generate as much retirement income as possible.
  97. 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 ...
  98. 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 ...
  99. 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 ...
  100. 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.
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