Markets Articles

  1. 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? ...
  2. 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?
  3. The Two Sides Of Dual-Class Shares

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

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

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

    Learn why natural gas is playing a larger role in the energy industry.
  7. 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.
  8. 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 ...
  9. Trading Around Key Options Indicators

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

    Find out how you can build wealth and reduce your taxes.
  11. 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.
  12. 5 Eurozone Acronyms Explained

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

    Learn about the tools the Fed uses to influence interest rates and general economic conditions.
  14. 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?
  15. A Look At The Eurozone In 2012

    As the sovereign debt problems of Europe stretch on into another year, will they ever go away?
  16. 6 Currencies With A Bright Future

    Have a rewarding new year by investing in these currencies.
  17. How Taxes Affect The Economy

    Learn how tax changes have historically affected the economy over the past three decades.
  18. Financial Wisdom From Three Wise Men

    Learn nine simple rules to success from the talented Buffett, Gartman and Pearson.
  19. Capitalizing On Seasonal Effects

    We show you how to take advantage of periodic trends in the equity markets.
  20. Choosing A Financial Advisor: Suitability Vs. Fiduciary Standards

    Discover the differences between the Suitability and Fiduciary Standards when hiring a financial advisor.
  21. The 3 Best Countries For Children And Parents

    These countries top the list when it comes to education, childcare, healthcare and child development.
  22. Market Makers Vs. Electronic Communications Networks

    Learn the pros and cons of trading forex through these two types of brokers.
  23. What Will The Cost Of Living Be In 2012?

    A look at the cost of living in 2012, and how U.S. consumers can adapt to them.
  24. What's Next For Netflix?

    Net streaming is new, unmarked territory where rules are still being made. Netflix' future could be bright.
  25. 5 Common Trading Multiples Used In Oil And Gas Valuation

    Before you decide to invest in oil and gas, you should understand these multiples.
  26. 5 Alternatives To Starting Your Own Business

    Want to start your own business but don't want the hassle of doing it by yourself? Find out how.
  27. Gold Is Broken, But Don't Count It Out

    Gold has broken through its 200-day moving average. Find out if you should be worried.
  28. 10 Traits Of A Successful Options Trader

    If you want to take advantage of the versatility of options, you'll need to adopt these smart investing habits.
  29. The Pitfalls Of Borrowing From Your 401(k)

    The whole point of a 401(k) is to allow you to save enough for retirement. Here are some reasons why withdrawing funds early ...
  30. Kim Jong Il's Death And The Markets

    The sudden change in leadership in North Korea brings even more uncertainty to the markets.
  31. FHA Money Trouble Causes Concern For Homebuyers

    The FHA says it's operating in the black, but reports say otherwise. If it goes bankrupt, what will the repercussions be? ...
  32. The Debt Ratings Debate

    Lack of competition and potential conflicts of interest have called the value of these ratings into question.
  33. Viewing The Market As Organized Chaos

    Find out how a cat and a ladybug prove markets are both random and efficient.
  34. Can Research In Motion Be Saved?

    RIMM's rise and fall have been breathaking, but is there still a future?
  35. The Seasonality Of The U.S. Dollar

    The long-term history of the U.S. dollar suggests that it is often stronger earlier in the year.
  36. Why Crude Oil Prices May Not Affect Pump Prices

    When oil rises in price, the price of gas at the pump usually rises as well. Why doesn't it always happen?
  37. How To Make Social Security Work

    What's going to happen to Social Security by the time you retire? What can be done to help it?
  38. Put-Call Parity And Arbitrage Opportunity

    Look at trades that are profitable when the value of corresponding puts and calls diverge.
  39. How Did Italy Get To This Point?

    Italy is in the spotlight amid the eurozone crisis. Discover why and if the problems can be fixed.
  40. An Introduction To The Chartered Business Valuator Designation

    Business valuation is a fast growing field. Discover how you can take advantage with a CBV designation.
  41. Diamonds Are No Longer BHP's Best Friend

    Word is out that BHP may be getting out of the diamond business.
  42. "Do The Right Thing" For Trade Breakouts

    Often in life, the right action is the hardest to take. Discover how to get on the right side of a trend.
  43. Getting Into International Investing

    Diversifying can mean not only investing in various asset classes but also venturing beyond domestic exchanges.
  44. The Bond Market: A Look Back

    Find out how fixed-income investments evolved in the past century and what it means today.
  45. Facing Co-Op Bankruptcy

    Co-op investors can often be penalized for other people's actions. Read on to learn about the most common types of co-op ...
  46. Profiting From Carry Trade Candidates

    Capitalize on the yield of the interest rate differential by using flags and pennants.
  47. What Investors Can Learn From M&A Payment Methods

    How a company pays in a merger or acquisition can reveal a lot about the buyer and seller. We tell you what to look for. ...
  48. Have Jewelry Stocks Lost Their Luster?

    Find out what the retail sale of gold and diamonds tells us about the health of the economy.
  49. 5 Other Countries Affected By A Troubled Europe

    These countries have significant trading relationships with European countries, and could feel the brunt of a euro collapse. ...
  50. Backspreads: Good News For Breakout Traders

    This bullish trading strategy offers unlimited potential profit with limited risk.
  51. 5 Ways To Protect Your Portfolio From Volatility

    Sometimes the best defense is the lack of offense. Here are the best boring ways to protect your portfolio in volatile markets. ...
  52. 5 Best Bets For Buying Gold

    Gold is a desirable alternative for those looking to diversify risk. Discover your options.
  53. Early Monopolies: Conquest And Corruption

    This structure can be very effective, but it is also known for its abuse of power.
  54. 5 Ways To Afford Early Retirement

    Taking an early retirement in today's world is no easy feat, but it can be done. Find out how.
  55. Recession-Proof Sports Leagues

    Even in the hardest of times, these leagues are certain to turn a profit.
  56. Whisper Numbers: Should You Listen?

    These unofficial forecasts hold the potential for insider insight - and investment risk.
  57. 5 Most Expensive Diamonds Ever Auctioned

    The Sun Drop Diamond was auctioned on November 15 for $10.9 million. How does that compare to other expensive diamonds that ...
  58. 6 Dangerous Moves For First-Time Investors

    It's easy for people to invest nowadays, but there are risks. These mistakes could take you out of the market when you've ...
  59. Ultra ETFs: The Ultimate Addition To Your Portfolio?

    Ultra ETFs can add huge returns to your portfolio, but there's a lot of risk and volatility involved with these leveraged ...
  60. Key Players In Mergers And Acquisitions

    Strategic acquisition is becoming a part of doing business. Discover the different types of investor groups involved.
  61. An Introduction To The Options Industry Council

    The Options Industry Council is an educational organization for options traders. We introduce you to the Council and the ...
  62. 3 Reasons For Job Seekers To Stay Positive During A Recession

    Don't be fooled by the doom-and-gloom headlines - a recession can actually have benefits for some companies and job seekers. ...
  63. An Introduction To Complementary Currencies

    There are alternatives to national currencies. Discover complementary currencies and how they work.
  64. How Gold Performed In 2011

    It was a wild ride for gold in 2011; we look at what caused gold's price movements, and where it's headed next.
  65. 5 Upcoming Market-Moving Events

    If you can anticipate the news that these reports contain, your portfolio will be in for some huge gains.
  66. How Economic Reality Influences The Market

    The market is confusing enough. But when you consider how economic reality can influence market prices, it's downright baffling. ...
  67. 4 Ways To Predict Market Performance

    There is academic evidence supporting different market views. Learn how and why the market can be predicted.
  68. 6 Ways To Keep Your October Gains

    October was for the record books, but what should you do to hold on to your investment gains?
  69. Accumulative Swing Index And The McClellan Oscillator

    These indicators serve as confirmation for those of us who need to double check our findings on a regular basis.
  70. 9 Events That Moved The Markets In October

    October is behind us but what was behind those big gains? Here are 9 events behind market volatility last month.
  71. 4 Steps To Picking A Stock

    Narrow down the universe of stocks to find the ones that best suit your needs.
  72. An Introduction To The Indian Stock Market

    Emerging markets like India are fast becoming engines for future growth. Find out how to get in on the ground floor.
  73. Considerations For Long-Term Care Coverage

    Medical and financial health determine whether long-term care insurance will pay off.
  74. Alternative Assets For Average Investors

    These investments can add a new level of diversification to your portfolio.
  75. Diversifying A Concentrated Stock Position

    Having stocks in one area exposes an investor to risk. We tell you four ways to minimize it.
  76. Determining Market Direction With VIX

    The CBOE's volatility index is a helpful market indicator. Learn how it can gauge the mood of the stock market.
  77. How Much Has The Taxpayer Recouped From TARP?

    There is a lot of talk about "the bailout," but has this bailout of banks and the auto industry actually turned into a profitable ...
  78. How Has The Stock Market Changed?

    The past 10 years has seen increased volatility, heralded by the growth of technology.
  79. 5 Doom And Gloom Wall Street Prophets

    Many market commentators have risen to prominence on the back of dire warnings. How do their predictions stack up?
  80. How To Profit From Interventions In The Forex Market

    The forex market can be extremely profitable. Learn how to spot an intervention and trade when it's occurring.
  81. 3 Ways To Increase Your Investment Performance

    Savvy investors deploy each of their dollars to work in more than one way. Find out how to multitask your money.
  82. 5 Commodities To Watch

    These may be some of the best bets in commodities for the near future. Corn, cattle, oil, sugar and gold are in demand because ...
  83. How To Pump Up Your Portfolio With ETFs

    These funds trade like stocks, provide diversification, reduce risk and increase returns.
  84. An Introduction To Securities Markets

    The global securities market is constantly evolving. Discover the most popular market structures currently in use.
  85. Find Investment Quality In The Income Statement

    Use these key attributes to uncover top-level investments.
  86. How PIIGS Defaults Could Affect The Markets

    What would a default by Europe's PIIGS do to the European and world financial markets, and how would the eurozone cope?
  87. The 4 Ways To Buy And Sell Securities

    Know the four main avenues of buying and selling investment instruments.
  88. Divergence: The Trade Most Profitable

    Comparing price swings helps traders gain insight into price momentum.
  89. How Productivity And Globalization Affect The Economy

    The systems designed to track the national economy is flawed. Discover the impacts of globalization.
  90. How A Eurasian Union Could Control The World's Energy

    Putin recently said that he wanted to form a Eurasian Union. What would this union look like and what affect would it have ...
  91. 9 Misconceptions About Managed Futures

    Managed futures are not all they're worked up to be. Learn why they are not a good option for investors.
  92. Countries That Still Have The Golden AAA Credit Rating

    The U.S., Italy, Greece and others have lost the coveted AAA rating, but some countries have managed to hold onto it.
  93. 4 Factors That Shape Market Trends

    Trends allow traders and investors to capture profits. Find out what's behind them.
  94. The Dangers Of Deleveraging

    Paying down debt should get governments out of the hole, however it's not very good for economies.
  95. 10 Risks That Every Stock Faces

    As an investor, the best thing you can do is to know the risks before you buy in. Find out about 10 common stock risks you ...
  96. Countries With The Highest And Lowest Taxes

    If you think your taxes are high, you may be surprised. Discover the countries with the highest and lowest taxes.
  97. Valuing Small-Cap Stocks

    When done right, small-cap investing can improve the performance of your portfolio without adding a great degree of risk. ...
  98. 4 Things That Are Reducing Your Social Security

    Worried about Social Security dwindling? We discuss four ways it’s already happening.
  99. Getting Into The Gold Market

    Add some sparkle to your portfolio by getting in on this classic commodity.
  100. 10 Most Indebted Nations

    There are many different ways to measure debt. See how the top 10 indebted nations change, depending on how you look at it. ...
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