Markets Articles

  1. How Commodities Predict Market Movement

    Commodities are not always ruled by supply and demand - their price movements can be based on market sentiment.
  2. ETFs Provide Easy Access To Energy Commodities

    Hedge against rising energy prices and diversify your portfolio with these funds.
  3. Google Leaps Ahead With Motorola Patents

    Google is positioning itself to capture a bigger chunk of the market. Find out how.
  4. Insuring A Credit Card Against Job Loss

    Involuntary unemployment credit card insurance may help if you're laid off, but it may just help your credit card company. ...
  5. The Impact Of Financial Crisis On Women

    The female population is feeling the effects of global financial crisis harder than the rest.
  6. Currency Exchange: Floating Rate Vs. Fixed Rate

    Baffled by exchange rates? Wonder why some currencies fluctuate while others are pegged? This article has the answers.
  7. Forex: Wading Into The Currency Market

    We go over the ground rules and available resources needed for this undertaking.
  8. Examining Republican Candidate Portfolios

    We summarize and examine what has been revealed about Republican candidate investing styles.
  9. Top 3 Retirement Havens For Expats

    From exotic Thailand to Panama, there are many different retirement destinations for people looking to stretch their fixed ...
  10. Protect Your Foreign Investments From Currency Risk

    Hedging against currency risk can add a level of safety to your offshore investments.
  11. 5 Stock Market Metrics Explained

    Learn how to evaluate a company's performance using metrics such as ROE, EPS and P/E ratio.
  12. Combat Low Interest Rates With Dividend Stocks

    Dividend stocks tend to outperform the overall market during low interest rate environments.
  13. 5 Careers That Are Disappearing

    Understanding labor trends can help college students decide on majors and businesses choose strategic direction.
  14. Playing The Gap

    Learn how you can earn money by analyzing the disruptions in normal price patterns.
  15. 4 Ways Outsourcing Damages Industry

    While outsourcing has preserved capital for many companies, it could be damaging to American industry.
  16. What Happened At MF Global?

    The story of MF Global is a telling example of a collapse with unfortunate ongoing consequences.
  17. CEOs With Risky Lifestyles: Should You Care?

    Many CEOs have personalities that emphasize bravery and risk-taking. Discover why this might be a bad thing.
  18. Callable Bonds: Leading A Double Life

    Find out more about these dangerous and exciting cousins to regular bonds.
  19. 5 Things To Do When The Market Won't Go Down

    Even when the market looks like it can still go higher, sometimes it's best to leave while you're still up.
  20. Commodities: The Portfolio Hedge

    These diverse asset classes can provide downside protection and upside potential. Find out how to use them.
  21. How To Teach Your Child About Investing

    Find simple and easy instructions on how to introduce your kids to the stock market.
  22. Find Your Niche In The Financial Industry

    In this article, we'll give you the tools you need to discover the financial career that fits you the best.
  23. 3 Critical Issues For The 2012 Election

    Discover why you should care about what politicians are fighting over.
  24. Using Interest Rate Parity To Trade Forex

    Learn the basics of forward exchange rates and hedging strategies to understand interest rate parity.
  25. Inflation And Economic Recovery

    Inflation impacts the costs of every facet of the economy. Discover how it can help or hinder the economic recovery.
  26. The Merger - What To Do When Companies Converge

    Learn how to invest in companies before, during and after they join together.
  27. Which Retirement Plan Is Best?

    We'll show you how to choose between Roth IRAs, Traditional IRAs and 401(k)s.
  28. Combining Forex Spot And Futures Transactions

    The spot, futures and option currency markets can be traded together for maximum downside protection and profit.
  29. How The SEC Regulates Social Media

    The SEC continues to develop requirements and regulations to reflect the new information age.
  30. Options Trading With The Iron Condor

    This options strategy allows your profits to soar in a sideways market.
  31. How Occupy Wall Street Affected The Market

    What was once a front page story has now become an afterthought in the minds of Americans.
  32. Cashing In Your Life Insurance Policy

    Tough times call for desperate measures, but is raiding your life insurance policy even worth considering?
  33. Volatility - The Birth Of A New Asset Class

    Learn more about the trading possibilities with the VIX.
  34. Improve Your Credit Score In 2012

    These steps will enable you to take control of your debt repayments and consistently improve your score.
  35. Will Low Retirement Ages Last Forever?

    We tell you which countries have low retirement ages and how does it affects their economy.
  36. Is Student Loan Debt The Next Financial Crisis?

    The student loan system is in desperate need of reform, as more and more graduates struggle to find work and pay off their ...
  37. Short Sell Your Home To Avoid Foreclosure

    Are you in danger of losing your home? Protect your credit score with a real estate short sale.
  38. A Winning Memory-Of-Price Strategy Variation

    Use this single-entry strategy to capitalize on currency spikes by anticipating reversals.
  39. How To Invest Like A Hedge Fund

    Hedge funds earn big returns for investors. Find out how they do it and whether you can too.
  40. Apple Stock: $500 And Climbing?

    It's been all over the news that Apple hit the $500 mark. We explain what it means.
  41. Bettering Your Portfolio With Alpha And Beta

    Increase your returns by creating the right balance of both these risk measures.
  42. Increase Your Disposable Income

    Here are four quick and easy ways to up your spending money.
  43. How The Volcker Rule Affects You

    Find out if the Volcker Rule will just affect big banks, or if it's something you should worry about.
  44. 15 Jobs That Have Increased Salary During The Recession

    If you're looking for a job, you've got to read this article. We list some that have increased pay!
  45. Finding Fortune In Foreign-Stock ETFs

    Think beyond your borders to reduce the impact of local market downturns.
  46. When A Founder Resigns: Is It A Bad Sign?

    Discover three examples where company performance suffered after a founder or co-founder left.
  47. Investing In Sovereign Bonds

    Investing in sovereign credit can be a dicey affair. Learn if you should take the risk.
  48. Tips For Series 7 Options Questions

    We'll show you how to ace the largest and most difficult section of this exam.
  49. Introducing The VIX Options

    Discover a new financial instrument that provides great opportunities for both hedging and speculation.
  50. The Love Affair With Gold

    Gold did something very different from what was predicted. Find out why holding gold is a fickle relationship.
  51. 5 Expenses Keeping You From Retiring

    Poor planning and the cost of raising children are just some of the expenses that could delay your retirement.
  52. ETF Tracking Errors: Is Your Fund Falling Short?

    Find out the size and causes of ETF tracking errors and which funds are at risk.
  53. Are Structured Retail Products Too Good To Be True?

    Spot a rotten investment before you get seduced by its sweet promise of profit.
  54. Planning For Progress: The World Economic Forum

    Learn about the history of the World Economic Forum and the issues driving the 2012 conference in Davos.
  55. Research In Motion's New CEO: Can He Turn It Around?

    New CEO Thorsten Heins doesn't think change is needed.
  56. How To Invest In Private Equity

    Private Equity might be a pricey investment, but returns are on the rise and the payoff could be big.
  57. The Hidden Truth Behind The U.S. Economic Recovery

    Learn how the economy is being artificially propped up by unsustainable monetary and fiscal policies.
  58. Critical Economic Issues For Elections

    With a presidential election upon us this year, we show you the correlation between the election and the markets.
  59. The Dangers Of Options Backdating

    This form of executive compensation can pose serious risks for investors.
  60. States With Demand For Workers

    If you can brave the cold weather, we'll tell you why these places are great for employment.
  61. Behind The Euro: History And Future

    The euro was designed to create economic parity among eurozone nations. Discover where it's going and where it's been.
  62. Economic Effects Of Life After Military Service

    The end of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan will have an impact on the economy. Discover how.
  63. Fee-Based Research: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

    Providing information on stocks that would otherwise not be available, fee-based research plays an important but complicated ...
  64. Volatility's Impact On Market Returns

    Find out how to adjust your portfolio when the market fluctuates to increase your potential return.
  65. Get A Tax Credit For Your Foreign Investments

    The foreign tax credit provides a break on investment income made and taxed in a foreign country.
  66. Tackling The Super Bowl Indicator

    Find out what a win or loss by your favorite team means for the markets.
  67. Evaluating The Facebook IPO

    Facebook's IPO is sure to be the biggest IPO of the year. Find out what to expect.
  68. How To Use Crowdfunding To Start Your Business

    It may be difficult to raise enough money needed for a start-up. However, there's always the option of pooling together funds ...
  69. Can You Count On Goodwill?

    Carefully examine goodwill and its sources before considering the value of your investment.
  70. WARNING: Stocks May Be About To Collapse

    Fund manager John Hussman has gone so far as to issue a "warning" that stocks may be about to collapse.
  71. How Shale Fracking May Hurt Your Investment

    With news that shale drilling has caused earthquakes, you may want to rethink your investments.
  72. An Alternative Covered Call: Adding A Leg

    Try this approach to covered calls to increase your potential for profit in any market.
  73. How Nonprofits And Commercial Groups Can Help The Economy

    As the White House Summer Jobs Initiative takes effect, we look at the benefits of collaboration between for and nonprofit ...
  74. An Introduction To The PIIGS

    Learn which countries are included in the PIIGS and why they are grouped together.
  75. 5 States Where You Can Stretch Your Dollar The Furthest

    If you're thinking of moving to save a few dollars here and there, we've got a list of states for you to consider.
  76. The Seven-Day Extension Fade

    It's possible to pick a top or bottom with no indicator support. We'll show you how this strategy works.
  77. The Keystone XL Pipeline Explained

    If you haven't heard of the Keystone XL Pipeline, here's what you need to know.
  78. Currency All-Time Highs And Lows

    These four major currencies have seen some wild swings in the floating market since 1990.
  79. Is Yahoo!'s Real Opportunity What You Think It Is?

    Can Yahoo! rebuild itself on the strength of its media businesses?
  80. The "Turn To The Carry" Trade

    This variation on the turn to trend setup can help longer term traders make more potent trades.
  81. How Moving Can Affect Your Finances

    Here are the factors you need to look at to determine whether moving to a new area will leave you with more money on a regular ...
  82. Identifying Market Trends

    The success or failure of your long- and short-term investing depends on recognizing the direction of the market.
  83. How Mutual Funds Differ Around The World

    Learn which country has the strictest rules on mutual fund construction and why.
  84. How Does The Strait Of Hormuz Affect My Gas Prices?

    We look at where the Strait of Hormuz is and what it has to do with oil prices.
  85. Are $1 Coins A Better Option Than $1 Bills?

    We look at how much the government could save if it took $1 bills out of circulation.
  86. A History Of Wall Street Profitability

    Learn about the performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Averages (DJIA) through the decades.
  87. Are LED Lightbulbs Worth The High Cost?

    Congress voted to put the new light bulb legislation on hold, but should that give you reason to put off ditching the incandescents? ...
  88. A Bullish Start To 2012

    2012 kicked off with a great first day, but does that mean the rest of the year will follow that trend?
  89. The Two Sides Of Dual-Class Shares

    Find out how dual-class shares can affect a company's performance.
  90. Investigating The Securities Police

    Learn about the history of FINRA and how this organization protects investors.
  91. An Evaluation Of Emerging Markets

    Get the full story on this asset class before you write it off as too risky.
  92. A Natural Gas Primer

    Learn why natural gas is playing a larger role in the energy industry.
  93. Possible Effects Of An Iran Embargo

    Because of Europe's dependence on Middle East oil, an embargo is likely to not lead to any changes.
  94. How To Get A Credit Card Despite Bad Credit

    Prepaid credit cards and secured credit cards are both excellent options for getting a credit card despite having a poor ...
  95. Trading Around Key Options Indicators

    Learn the key economic indicators to help predict market movement.
  96. Use Real Estate To Put Off Tax Bills

    Find out how you can build wealth and reduce your taxes.
  97. 5 Dumb Things Investors Do With Their Money

    With a long-term perspective, investors can make many wise investment choices and avoid these dumb decisions.
  98. 5 Eurozone Acronyms Explained

    Confused by all of the new acronyms used by the media to describe the European debt crisis? We can help.
  99. How The U.S. Government Formulates Monetary Policy

    Learn about the tools the Fed uses to influence interest rates and general economic conditions.
  100. What New Tax And Regulatory Changes May Mean For You

    There has been a lot of debate over new tax legislation this year. How will Americans be affected by any changes?
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