Markets Articles

  1. The Best and Worst Countries to Find a Job

    Which countries have the lowest and highest unemployment rates? The answers might surprise you.
  2. Fund Boards: What They Do and Why You Should Care

    Fund boards oversee management and operations of the fund on behalf of shareholders. Make sure you've got a board that will ...
  3. Are These America's 5 Best CEOs?

    Do great leaders lead to great investment opportunities? Here's a few to consider.
  4. Alibaba’s Big Data 100 Index: What’s Alibaba Up To?

    Alibaba has launched a unique index based on e-commerce data. How does this CSI Taojin Big Data 100 Index work, and what’s ...
  5. How KIA Motors Is Reinventing Itself

    How has Kia turned itself from an ultra-cheap low tier car brand to one of the hottest, fastest-growing brands in just a ...
  6. 5 Amazing Technologies Developed By Amazon

    Learn about some of the new and innovative technologies Amazon has in its pipeline, such as its Dash Button, Amazon Prime ...
  7. Should Investors Squeeze Into The Gap?

    The Gap is closing stores and conducting layoffs. Will investor panic lead to opportunity?
  8. The CVS Target Deal: A Healthy Union?

    The CVS Health and Target deal should be a win for both. Here's an analysis with a twist.
  9. What The Fed Needs To Consider Before A Rate Hike

    Everyone, from colleagues to clients, has some interpretation of when and if the Fed should raise short-term rates and start ...
  10. Indian Tech Startups Eye The Future With Visual Recognition

    Using visual recognition technology, Indian tech companies are hoping to help online merchants close more sales from consumers ...
  11. Top ETFs, Mutual Funds for Investing in Water

    The nation's water supply is declining as demand is increasing. This presents an investment opportunity, just mind your liquidity.
  12. Structured Notes: What You Need to Know

    Structured notes are complex, high risk and might not be suitable for individual investors. Here's why.
  13. Risks to Consider When Investing in Water

    Investing in water should be a lock. But water is volatile and could see as many risks as potential rewards.
  14. How FlightCar Works

    Founded in 2012, FlightCar could be the answer to your airport parking woes.
  15. 11 Big Stocks Hated by Analysts

    These 11 stocks get the lowest rating from Wall Street, but some are worse than others.
  16. Improving Employment Data And Your Paycheck

    Wages are beginning to grow in earnest, and if you believe the CPI, inflation is nowhere in sight. People who had given up ...
  17. Will Oil Ever Go Back Up To $100?

    Experts have yet to reach a consensus on whether oil will return to $100, but recent events could give us some clues to its ...
  18. Three Reasons Inflation Isn’t What You Think

    Though U.S. inflation has been firming recently— the core consumer price index rose in April for a 3rd month in a row—prices ...
  19. How Gloomy Headlines Support Eurozone Stocks

    It's hard to miss the many headlines on Europe lately with news ranging from Greece’s debt saga to the details of ongoing ...
  20. One Step Closer To Normal

    The global interest rate environment is changing. Last week, bond yields in the U.S., U.K., Europe, Japan, Australia and ...
  21. Economic Bubble: Toil And Trouble!

    You might like the idea of profiting from a bubble, but you’d probably like to avoid suffering from its aftermath. Here is ...
  22. 4 Future Jobs In The Sci-Fi Future

    As long as the human race has problems, we'll continue developing new things and ideas to solve those problems.
  23. Make a Downstream Bet with Oil Refiners

    Now is a good time to bet on the oil refinery sector. Here's why.
  24. Is Baidu a Real Threat to Google?

    Learn why the Google of China - Baidu - has the potential to eat a modest slice of Google's market share.
  25. Effects Of Interest Rate Hikes On Private Equity

    Private Equity firms would be wise to lock in current interest rates on their debt payments in anticipation of rate hikes. ...
  26. How Are Stock Options Taxed & Reported?

    That depends on the type of stock option you have. A rundown of the tax treatment for statutory and nonstatutory, or non-qualified, ...
  27. Why Being Poor Is So Expensive

    The less you earn, the more you're likely to spend for the everyday necessities of life.
  28. Are Energy MLPs a Good Bet Right Now?

    Energy MLPs offer good long-term potential. Here's why.
  29. Is It Time To Invest In Turkey?

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's neo-Ottoman sultanate is off the table for now, but the political gridlock and rising ...
  30. Will You See Higher Wages In 2015?

    It's been a few years into the economic recovery from the Great Recession, and the employment picture has been rocky.
  31. Most Important Mergers And Acquisitions Of 2015

    Nearly halfway through the year, 2015 is proving to be a big one for mergers and acquisitions.
  32. How Inflation Affects Your Cost of Living

    How will your wallet be impacted by inflation?
  33. How Currency Enforcement Helped Sink The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP)

    One particular barrier to trade that has received much attention of late and caused delays in negotiations of the TPP is ...
  34. What Triggers an SEC Audit?

    Advisors looking to avoid an SEC audit should pay heed to this list of what may catch the regulator's attention.
  35. What Do the Federal Reserve Banks Do?

    These 12 regional banks are involved with four general tasks: formulate monetary policy, supervise financial institutions, ...
  36. The 10 Most Expensive Cities For Expats

    Whether a job transfer, retirement or the desire to experience another culture is motivating you to move, you'll want to ...
  37. What’s Behind The Sluggish Economic Recovery

    While the economy is improving, the rate of improvement is much lower than economists had expected. Estimates for Q2 GDP ...
  38. Gain The Needed Insights To Spot Stock Pick Scams

    Uneducated traders are often ensnared by "hot stock pick" scams, but educated traders use key insights to make well-timed ...
  39. Eurozone Gains Momentum--But Can It Last?

    Eurozone economic growth has picked up, most notably in France and Italy, but can it last, particularly as Greece continues ...
  40. When and How Can Spread Betting Be Profitable

    Providing tax-free income in some countries, spread betting can be highly profitable. Investopedia provides important points ...
  41. The Alpha And Omega Of Greece's Debt Crisis

    The Greek debt crisis has its origins in the fiscal profligacy of previous governments, proving that nations cannot afford ...
  42. Yuan Vs. RMB: Understanding The Difference

    Is "renminbi" or "yuan" the right name for the fast growing Chinese currency, and how is it performing?
  43. Trading Forex Options: Process And Strategy

    What are the processes to trade forex options on most liquid currency pairs, and what are some strategies for success?
  44. 5 Secrets You Didn't Know About Mortgages

    Being savvy about the ins and outs of mortgages can mean big savings in the long term.
  45. 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 ...
  46. Are These 5 Retailers in Trouble?

    The retail environment is a tough one and some companies are doing better than others.
  47. Is Smaller Better When Investing Overseas?

    When it comes to global stocks think small (and not in a market-cap sense). Smaller developed nations have outperformed larger ...
  48. How Is Google Regulated In The US?

    Learn why Google has been the target of an anti-trust investigation by the Federal Trade Commission as well as a civil penalty ...
  49. Google Is Now Richer Than Over 100 Countries

    Find out where Google ranks among the wealthiest nations of the world and which countries report GDP figures below the tech ...
  50. The Economics Of Solar Power

    Even with the massive strides made in technological innovation, sustainable energy has failed to usurp traditional fossil ...
  51. Salesforce Buyout

    It’s been over a month now since buyout rumors first began to circulate after sources revealed that Salesforce, the biggest ...
  52. Elon Musk's Ventures-Bringing His Visions to Life

    Elon Musk has worked to bring to life his visions for a virtual payment system, solving our energy needs, and exploring space.
  53. How Are Futures & Options Taxed?

    We present a basic introduction to the US tax processes of futures and options.
  54. Kohl's: Does a Broken Stock Mean a Broken Company?

    Kohl's stock is broken, but the company is strong.
  55. How to Exit Your Small Business with Grace

    Here is a guide for how best to leave your baby — your small business.
  56. How Elon Musk Became A Superstar

    An overview of the early life and education of Elon Musk, one of the great innovators of our time.
  57. Places To Consider Riding Out The Rate Change

    Despite multiple signs that global growth remains sluggish, bond yields recently hit fresh highs for the year.
  58. Impact Investing: How it Works and How to Invest

    Impact investing makes a positive impact, socially and/or environmentally, while also aiming to produce positive returns, ...
  59. Top Spots to Wine and Dine Clients in New York

    New York City is one the world's best places to wine and dine a client. From power lunches to sushi to celebrity chef spots, ...
  60. Try Southwest Airlines Options To Avoid Risks

    Learn how to take a position in Southwest Airlines' stock using option strategies that have limited or defined risk.
  61. Top Healthcare Stocks Rallying Under Obamacare

    The healthcare industry, bullish via Obamacare, has plenty of stocks with major upside.
  62. How Tornadoes Impact The Economy

    Although most would agree that tornadoes and natural disasters are a very undesirable form of economic stimulus many economists ...
  63. Is The Yuan The New Greenback?

    China is increasingly top of mind for investors. While bulls see an opportunity in a massive equity rally, bears are focused ...
  64. Top Financing Options For Cosmetic Surgery

    Your choice is simple: You can pay lots – or lots more.
  65. Should You Hire an Advisor or DIY Your Savings?

    Investors should consider index funds and robo-advisors before committing to a costly professional money manager.
  66. How New Traders Can Downplay Costs

    Concentrate on learning to play the game well in your first year as a trader, avoiding high information costs.
  67. Where To Look For Yield In A Low-Yield World

    While U.S. yields are likely to rise by year’s end, last week’s decline in yields is a reminder that we’re in a “low-for-long” ...
  68. The Farmer's Grip on Japanese Politics

    If you live in Tokyo, Japan's biggest city, then your vote is cheap. If you want your voice to count, move out to the countryside ...
  69. How to Invest in Asset Management Firms

    Investing in asset management firms puts your money in the hands of experienced finance pros. Consider these five picks. ...
  70. 10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Amazon

    Learn some interesting facts about Incorporated, the history behind Amazon's name and the hidden services and ...
  71. Why There's No Such Thing As A Stock 'Free Ride'

    If you're not familiar with freeriding and you're trading stocks, you should be. Although it sometimes happens unintentionally, ...
  72. Buy and Hold: Comfortable, But Mind the Risks

    Don't let the comfort of buying and holding blind you into hurting your portfolio.
  73. How Private Equity Dividends Work

    Everything you didn't know about private equity dividends.
  74. What Is The “Taper Tantrum” And Should You Fear It?

    If the Fed can figure out a way to raise interest rates and mitigate the effects, then the possible Taper Tantrum will barely ...
  75. Pfizer CEO: The Story Behind Ian Read

    Learn about the rise of Ian Read, the CEO of Pfizer. Pfizer is one of the most profitable and largest pharmaceutical companies ...
  76. Facebook: Google's Only Real Competitor

    Learn why Google's only real competitor on the Web is not a search engine at all; rather, it is another well-known Internet ...
  77. 10 Reasons Google Is One Of The Best Employers

    Find out more about Google Incorporated and reasons why Google was named to Fortune magazine's list of the best companies ...
  78. Is Google Becoming A Monopoly?

    Learn about whether Google is becoming a monopoly. Monopolies are considered undesirable because they prevent competition ...
  79. Which is the Better Bet: Amazon or eBay?

    Amazon and eBay are solid ecommerce companies, but the former is more innovative and diversified. Plus, a third is about ...
  80. The 15 Fastest-Growing RIAs

    Registered investment advisors are consolidating their business and assets. Here are 15 of the fastest-growing RIAs.
  81. Nokia-Alcatel: Does the Risk Trump the Reward?

    Deals where two companies have lots to gain are great, but that doesn't always guarantee success.
  82. Is Now the Time to Bet on Vacation Spending?

    As Americans embark on summer trips, investors can benefit by adding exposure to the travel and leisure sector.
  83. Watch These Top Wind Power Stocks, ETFs

    Wind power has already grown impressively and its best days are ahead. Here are some stocks and ETFs to consider.
  84. Top 5 Highest-Paying Dividend REITS of 2015

    How should the highest-yielding REITs be approached?
  85. Are These 2015's 10 Best Generic Pharma Stocks?

    These 10 generic generic pharma stocks present a lot of upside potential for the second half of 2015. Here's why.
  86. Why Do Companies Choose NASDAQ for Their IPO?

    The NYSE is known for its prestige so why do some companies opt to list on the NASDAQ instead?
  87. How to Profit from the Generic Drug Trend

    Generic drugs are poised to steal market share as patent protections on a number of branded drugs expire. Investors should ...
  88. Is a Stock's Trade Volume Important?

    Stock volume is easy to calculate but understanding its importance is a little more involved. Take the time because it's ...
  89. From Startup To Blue Chip: The Success Story Of Gilead Sciences Inc.

    Learn how Gilead Sciences went from a startup to one of the more successful pharmaceutical companies in the industry, and ...
  90. Why To Pay Attention To Today’s Buyback Boom

    There has been a lot of debate recently about whether today’s buyback boom, $133 billion for S&P companies, is good or bad ...
  91. Top 10 Pfizer Venture Investments

    Learn more about Pfizer Venture Investments, a private equity venture capital firm, and some of the major companies in its ...
  92. What Happened To Rite Aid Stock In 1999?

    Learn how software glitches, competition from the dot-com craze and a major accounting scandal caused Rite Aid's stock to ...
  93. Diversify Your Asia Holdings with These 4 Stocks

    If you're looking for diversification in Asia, consider these four stocks.
  94. How Does Biogen Make its Money?

    Biogen is a healthy biotechnology company producing a stream of illness-fighting drugs. Its big sellers treat MS, and it ...
  95. Sports Stocks to Pump Up Your Portfolio

    Want to play some sports stocks? Here's a handful of known names to consider.
  96. Can Under Armour Catch Nike?

    Under Armour has become the second-largest athletic apparel company in the world, trailing only Nike. How did it get there, ...
  97. When Investing in Whisky, Mind Your Liquidity

    As rare spirits fetch unprecedented prices at auctions, investing in whiskey may prove even more tempting than drinking it.
  98. How To Become A Renewable Energy Entrepreneur

    The recent trend towards greener, more sustainable technology is creating many opportunities for entrepreneurial-minded individuals.
  99. Top U.S-Regulated Option Brokers

    Options trading requires amassing significant capital and then facing high volatility. To protect yourself, ensure you trade ...
  100. How Central Banks Control The Supply Of Money

    A look at the ways central banks pump or drain money from the economy to keep it healthy.
Hot Definitions
  1. Term Deposit

    A deposit held at a financial institution that has a fixed term, and guarantees return of principal.
  2. Zero-Sum Game

    A situation in which one person’s gain is equivalent to another’s loss, so that the net change in wealth or benefit is zero. ...
  3. Capitalization Rate

    The rate of return on a real estate investment property based on the income that the property is expected to generate.
  4. Gross Profit

    A company's total revenue (equivalent to total sales) minus the cost of goods sold. Gross profit is the profit a company ...
  5. Revenue

    The amount of money that a company actually receives during a specific period, including discounts and deductions for returned ...
  6. Normal Profit

    An economic condition occurring when the difference between a firm’s total revenue and total cost is equal to zero.
Trading Center
You are using adblocking software

Want access to all of Investopedia? Add us to your “whitelist”
so you'll never miss a feature!